Two matchups to watch
LSU’s defensive front vs. UTC’s O-line
The difference, often times, between Football Bowl Subdivision teams like LSU and Football Championship Subdivision squads like Chattanooga comes at the line of scrimmage. The depth and talent on the offensive and defensive lines is a place of significant advantage for powerhouse teams over the little guy. That’s no different here, where the Tigers should handedly win.
LSU receivers vs. UTC’s secondary
The Tigers are thin on numbers and experience at receiver. This is a time for wideouts to emerge on the scene. We all know what DJ Chark can do, and we saw Derrick Dillon last week, but what about Russell Gage, Stephen Sullivan, Drake Davis and Justin Jefferson? It’s a perfect game for this group to shine.
LSU: Keep An Eye On No. 15
Freshman quarterback Myles Brennan got one series against BYU in the season opener. Expect more action for the highly touted pro-style passer from the Mississippi coast. Brennan’s Tiger Stadium debut has been anticipated for months.
UTC: Keep An Eye on No. 8
A preseason first-team all-conference player, Chattanooga defensive end Isaiah Mack has 11 sacks and 23 tackles for loss in his first two seasons. He started his junior season last week with two more tackles for loss against Jacksonville State.
LSU’s FBS rank in time of possession after BYU game (41:54)
Chattanooga vs. current SEC teams (LSU leads series 1-0)
Consecutive quarters LSU has gone without allowing a TD
LSU’s nonconference home win streak, sixth-longest ever nationally