Posted: 8/19/2014 5:38:29 PM
I agree with the sentiment...this will be a SEC Team exposing a Big 10 Team...Those with concern about the LSU QB situation, consider this...
LSU has Cam Cameron, an outstanding an OC calling the plays
LSU's QB's will be young, but they are very athletic and were highly regarded coming out of HS.
If you watch the Spring Game video, LSU was throwing, a lot. They lose of talented and experienced WR's, but they also have some highly talented replacements. If LSU were playing Bama or Auburn or Georgia in game 1, I think that could be an issue. But, with Wisc inexperienced D, I think they should be able to put enough points on the board to win and cover.
LSU has Fournette and other solid RB's. Wisc has Gordon and a top notch O Line by Big 10 standards. If this game were midseason, and say if LSU were coming off a big win, I would be worried about a LSU not covering or losing. This is game 1 in week 1, it is high profile, in Houston, where almost every LSU graduate in the region will make it feel like its in Baton Rouge (quasi home game for LSU). Plus, a big part of LSU's recriuiting base is the Houston area. Wisc does not recruit Houston heavily. I'd say from a motivation and talent perspective, there is a big advantage for LSU.