I wrote yesterday that this year’s version of the LSU defense isn’t as formidable as what Chavis rolled out for the prior two seasons, but it’s not exactly chopped liver, either. So, yeah, you should be a little impressed by this stat:
LSU allowed 44 points in defeat Saturday after going 63 straight games without allowing 40 points in a game. That was by far the longest active streak in FBS.
And if you’re an SEC defensive coordinator, maybe you should be a little nervous about Mike Bobo’s confidence.
“I still think we can get better offensively. (Laughing.) We played one half without Todd Gurley, and it’s good to see those guys step up, and J.J. Green step up.”
One big reason for that is Aaron Murray is having a season for the ages. I’m not being hyperbolic there; remember that Murray is bucking a serious trend so far. And his team has needed every bit of it.