Offensive woes continue, LSU suffers heart-wrenching loss to Wisconsin at Lambeau.
The same issues surrounding last season have come back to haunt the Tigers.
With eighteen returning starters, and one of Les Miles’ most experienced teams of his tenure, LSU will start 0-1 in 2016. Leonard Fournette started quiet, but got comfortable in the second half. Fournette didn’t get the amount of carries fans were hoping for, but did exceed 3,000 yards for his college career. Wide receivers Malachi Dupre and Travin Dural had a significant height difference against the Wisconsin defensive backs, but couldn’t seem to get anything going. The defense held their own, having to be on the field most of the game. One noticeable flaw, however, was the lack of tackling by Aranda’s new unit.
Brandon Harris, to put it quite simply, was not pretty. Harris, with the game in his hand, threw one of his worst interceptions, in the worst moment possible. LSU, with just a few more yards, would have been in field goal range, ready to win the game. On offensive, the Tigers just couldn’t establish any form of consistency. It’s the same ol’ tune as last year.
Les Miles has suffered his first opening game loss as head coach.
“We knew what was at stake this season. Our goal was to win it all and go undefeated. It’s a hurtful feeling,” CB Tre’Davious White told The Advocate.
White had seven of LSU’s 14 points with a pick six in the third quarter.
Les Miles: “We didn’t move the football like we were capable of.”
B. Harris: 12-21, 131 YDS, 1 TD, 2 INT.
L. Fournette: 23 CAR, 138 YDS.
Final: LSU 14, Wisconsin 16.
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