Notre Dame will lock horns with LSU at LP Field in Nashville on the 30th of December, in a game that many fans and bookmaker call centers believe could prove to be very intense.
The season started well for the Fighting Irish, as they were able to come out on top in their first six meetings. Then, Notre Dame were beaten by the Florida State Seminoles 31-27 on the road. After that, things did not look so good anymore for coach Bryan Kelly and company.
The Irish ended up losing five out their last five meetings at 7-5, after they got a ranking in the nation’s top five as they moved into the game against the Seminoles. They had trouble in their defense as well as their offense, and Kelly simply doesn’t seem to know what do anymore.
QB’s Malik Zaire and Everett Golson both featured in the season’s last game against the USC Trojans, which was a 49-14 loss for the Irish, but they clearly underperformed. This season, the starter was Golson, and the player was able to pass for 3,355 yards along with 29 TD’s, but also had 14 picks, and they happened at crucial moments.
RB Tarean Folston was Notre Dame’s top rusher, recording 816 yards as well as 5 TD’s. WR William Fuller was the team’s top receiver, recording 1,037 yards and 14 TD’s.
This season, the Tigers had their own offensive problems, which were pretty evident. LSU’s season came to an end at 8-4 even though they were only able to score 46 points in the last four meetings that they played.
Many fans could clearly see that QB play was problematic for the Tigers throughout the season. Brandon Jennings was the one who started, but the player could only pass for 1,460 yards with 10 TD’s and seven picks. In limited play, backup QB Brandon Harris was able to pass for 6 TD’s.
This season RB Leonard Fournette stood out, and the fans took notice. The player ended up rushing for 891 yards and 8 TD’s. In receiving, WR Travin Dural was the one to lead the team with 758 yards and 7 TD’s.
For this meeting, the Irish and the Tigers must work on their offense, or the game will come down to the team that has the better defense, and bookmaker call centers everywhere will see how of both of these teams progress.