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Tuesday, October 9, 2012
LSU -vs- South Carolina: Baton Rouge on Saturday Night!
OK, now we look ahead. Saturday night LSU plays host to South Carolina. The Bengal Tigers are listed as a 2 1/2 point 'home team favorite' over the Gamecocks. Interestingly, this is the same spread the Georgia-Carolina game had early last week, and that Williams-Brice crowd was worth a lot more than those 2.5 points. The "Death Valley" contingent better be just as loud and vocal this Saturday night to assist their Tigers. LSU certainly hasn't played up to their potential thus far, or either they're just not as good as everyone thought. If the former is the case, they are due for a breaking out party. South Carolina played their best game of the year by far against Georgia. Can they get up for back-to-back big games, or will they play like they did against Kentucky the week before UGA? LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger must be the quarterback Saturday night that his team sees in practice every day for the Tigers to prevail. This also means his offensive line must handle those two talented defensive ends of Carolina much better than the Bulldogs did. South Carolina will need to take the home crowd out of the game, something Georgia never was able to do in Columbia. If the Gamecocks go up early on LSU just as they did last week, it will be a long night in Baton Rouge for the Tiger faithful. If LSU keeps this thing close, it could get interesting in the fourth quarter. LSU has been know to be dangerous on a Saturday night in Tiger Stadium. Just sayin...