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LSU running back John Emery Jr. (4) celebrates after scoring in the first half against Utah State, Saturday, October 5, 2019, at LSU's Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, La. Emery's touchdown was called back following a holding penalty on LSU tight end Thaddeus Moss.

In Saturday's 42-6 win over Utah State, LSU's offense was as slow and methodical as the pockets of fans who meandered into Tiger Stadium for the program's first morning nonconference game in more than a decade.

For the first five weeks of college football, all the talk surrounded LSU's new speedy, efficient spread offensive attack, which entered the weekend ranked first nationally with 57.8 points per game.

The breakneck offense was averaging 2 minutes, 5 seconds on its touchdown drives, and LSU coach Ed Orgeron was concerned about the lack of rest for the Tigers' defense, saying there was going to be a time when "we have to slow the offense down."