LSU Tigers podcast: Was Derrius Guice at 100 percent against BYU?

Welcome to  One Team, One Podcast, SEC Country’s daily LSU football podcast with your host Carter “The Power” Bryant. SEC Country’s Alex Hickey   joined the show to recap LSU’s dominant victory over BYU. Bryant and Hickey discuss the fantastic debut efforts of running back Derrius Guice, offensive coordinator Matt Canada and a suffocating LSU defense. 

LSU played BYU in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. The game was originally set to be played in Houston’s NRG Stadium, but was moved due to the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey. Donate to relief efforts by visiting  RedCross.org

Derrius Guice fights through

The health of Guice leading up to Saturday’s tilt against BYU was in question. The junior carried the ball 27 times for 122 yards and two touchdowns.

Bryant says Guice looked great. Defenders bounced off of him and he pushed piles forward, which powered a dominant LSU effort. However, the only thing lacking was the explosive play. His longest run of 13 yards was low for his standards.

Bryant explains BYU played conservatively on defense. The Tigers also only had short fields to work with, which compressed the field.

In 10 career games where Guice carried the ball 10 or more times, only once had he been held to long run of under 20 yards. Only twice had the Baton Rouge native been bottled up for a run under 30.

Bryant says the home run rushes will come eventually. They normally result in wins. LSU is 11-2 in games where Guice has a run of 20 or more yards.

Matt Canada’s playbook

Hickey and Bryant agree with the LSU coaching staff that Canada only used a minimal amount of plays in his gigantic playbook.

Canada deserves ample praise in his debut for switching up formations and mixing efficient throws for Etling. Hickey previews what to expect next Saturday against Chattanooga.

Dave Aranda’s defensive

LSU forced BYU to only run 38 plays, as the Cougars never crossed midfield. Hickey breaks down the historical significance of that feat in the Superdome.

Body Preservation

The Tigers are a relatively healthy bunch after breezing through BYU. Guice was notably rested in the second half. Would you rather be LSU or Alabama after week one? The Crimson Tide had college football’s most impressive win over Florida State, but lost two key linebackers in the process,.

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