LSU linebacker Lamar Louis thinks destiny might be on LSU’s side.
The Tigers will be facing a backup quarterback for the fourth consecutive week after Florida quarterback Will Grier was suspended for the rest of the season for use of performance enhancing drugs on Monday.
“Things might be going our way,” Louis told The Advocate’s Ross Dellenger.
Louis could be onto something. The Tigers have had quite the streak of good fortunate lately. LSU faced Syracuse’s fifth-string quarterback in a 34-24 victory over the Orange last month. The Tigers then faced Eastern Michigan’s backup QB two weeks ago before defeating South Carolina’s third-string passer, Perry Orth, last Saturday. The last “starting” quarterback LSU faced was Auburn’s Jeremy Johnson, who has since been benched.
The Tigers also played an impromptu home game against the Gamecocks after South Carolina was forced to change the venue because of severe flooding around the school and the greater Columbia area. That gave LSU a four-game homestand. The Tigers hosted Eastern Michigan and South Carolina the past two weekends and will host Florida and Western Kentucky before the bye week. That’s five consecutive weeks without having to travel, which is certainly a rarity in a 12-game schedule.
The Tigers have caught plenty of breaks throughout the season, but the arduous stretch of the college football season is only beginning for the 5-0 Tigers.
#LSU LB Lamar Louis on facing a backup QB 4 straight games: "Things might be going our way."
— Ross Dellenger (@DellengerAdv) October 12, 2015