LSU (4-0, 2-0) has moved up to seventh in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll. The Tigers are the highest-ranked team in the SEC, but Alabama and Texas A&M are right behind them at eighth and ninth respectively.
The Tigers defeated Eastern Michigan 44-22 on Saturday in a game that was close throughout. Leonard Fournette was superb once again, running for 233 yards and three touchdowns in the victory. LSU was far from perfect, however. The passing game struggled mightily against an inferior opponent. Quarterback Brandon Harris went 4 of 15 for 80 yards and an interception. LSU’s defense surrendered 255 total yards to a mediocre Eagles offense and wasn’t dominant on Saturday night.
Fournette called his team out after Saturday’s game and said the Tigers didn’t take Eastern Michigan as seriously as they should have.
“We probably underestimated them because of their record,” Fournette told The Advocate’s Ross Dellenger. “That’s on us. We’ve got to pick it up.”
The Tigers jump back into SEC play next weekend when they travel to Columbia for a contest against South Carolina.
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