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One of the big reasons for LSU’s surprising 37-7 loss to Mississippi State last week was that the line simply got bullied by the Bulldogs’ run game. That’ll happen when you’re thin in the defensive trenches, and then things go from bad to worse. The Tigers have one nose tackle (Greg Gilmore) with Ed Alexander injured. Defensive end Neil Farrell will miss the first half. Rashard Lawrence is questionable. Frank Herron’s also likely out at end.
Guice, who Syracuse head coach Dino Babers called a more complete back than former Tigers star Leonard Fournette, is averaging 100 yards per game at 5.3 yards per carry so far this season. He is LSU’s most dangerous offensive weapon, especially with quarterback Danny Etling settling into his role with a group of wide receivers that have yielded just one touchdown catch this season.
After allowing six sacks and near-constant pressure against Middle Tennessee in week two, the O-line appeared to bounce back a bit for the Orange on Saturday. Eric Dungey largely had time to throw, and when he didn’t, he calmly rolled right and made the necessary play. The run game, while still inconsistent, also managed 300 yards on the game.