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LSU running back Tyrion Davis-Price (3) breaks through the pile on a carry in the first half against Kentucky, Saturday, October 9, 2021, at Kroger Field in Lexington, Ky.

1. WHAT WE LEARNED

LSU coach Ed Orgeron’s seat just keeps getting hotter and hotter. That’s not a huge revelation, as the losses pile up for his Tigers. Orgeron and LSU’s record fell to 8-8 since the Tigers’ 15-0 national championship season in 2019, which is receding into something resembling a distant memory, as the Tigers fell behind Kentucky 21-0 Saturday and lost 42-21. One must wonder how long athletic director Scott Woodward’s patience will last.

2. TRENDING NOW

The LSU running game. The Tigers were committed to it from their first possession Saturday night, and it actually paid some dividends, though not enough to pull out the win. Starter Tyrion Davis-Price became LSU’s first 100-yard rusher this season, easily the brightest spot on a dark night for the Tigers. That said, Davis-Price’s efforts also served to highlight the dire state of affairs at LSU, which surrendered 330 yards rushing to the physical Wildcats.

3. FINAL THOUGHTS

Kentucky has a solid team, off to its first 6-0 start since 1950. But one can remember an LSU team steaming toward the 1986 SEC title going to Lexington and handling 5-0 and No. 16 Kentucky 25-16. It’s been less than two seasons, but the Tigers look far removed from a title contender. If you can’t go on the road and beat Kentucky, how will you beat Florida, Ole Miss, Alabama, Arkansas and Texas A&M?

Email Scott Rabalais at srabalais@theadvocate.com