Jayden Daniels looked like a Heisman Trophy winner for LSU football on Saturday, plus other takeaways for the Tigers.
LSU’s offense put on a clinic against Georgia State. An offense that scored eight touchdowns on eight possessions. Jayden Daniels and LSU football were focused and disciplined all game long. The No. 15 Tigers defeated Georgia State 56-14. Here are some takeaways:
Jayden Daniels Solidified his Heisman Trophy case:
Senior LSU football quarterback Jayden Daniels has officially separated himself from the other candidates for the Heisman Trophy with his last two performances, especially on Saturday night. Daniels threw for six touchdowns and rushed for two touchdowns. He completed 25 of 30 passes for 413 yards and rushed for 96 yards on 10 carries. He matched the school record joining LSU alumni Joe Burrow in 2019. That’s an elite company.
Jayden did a great job maneuvering in the pocket. He made it look so easy. LSU’s offensive linemen were great at protecting him.
In the last two weeks, Daniels collected 1,115 yards and 13 touchdowns.
The tandem of Malik Nabers and Brian Thomas Jr:
Nabers and Thomas Jr are a fantastic 1-2 punch. This is perhaps the best receiving duo in the LSU program since Justin Jefferson and Ja’Marr Chase. In this game, there was another receiver who joined the party – Kyren Lacy. This trio each caught more than 100 receiving yards. Malik Nabers had 140 yards, Thomas Jr with 103, and Lacy with 101.
LSU’s Second Half Defense:
The Tigers and Georgia State were tied at 14-14 in the second quarter. The game was close. However, the Tigers pulled away in the second half and broke the game open. LSU’s defense held Georgia State scoreless in the second half. Georgia State was powerless and had no answer for LSU football. Georgia State only gained 120 yards of total offense in the second half.
Head coach Brian Kelly having back-to-back winning seasons in the SEC says a lot about the kind of coach he is and what he brings to the table. Kelly loves coaching Jayden Daniels and his players at LSU.
The Tigers improved to 8-3. They remain unbeaten at home (6-0). They will meet Texas A&M next Saturday, November 25 at 11 am.