The first glance shows just three numbers, but they mean a lot more to LSU this week as they head to Auburn to face the Tigers.
The sheets of paper posted inside the LSU indoor football facility this week read “41-7,” also known as the final score of the 2014 game when they were blown out at Jordan-Hare Stadium.
— Jacques Doucet (@JacquesDoucet) September 19, 2016
Auburn QB Nick Marshall had four touchdowns in the first half and completed 14 of 22 passes for 207 yards while also rushing for 119 yards. He made a statement early completing a 56-yard touchdown pass to Sammie Coates. Then a freshman, it was LSU QB Brandon Harris’ first college start and he only completed 3 of 14 passes. Leonard Fournette led LSU with 10 rushes for 42 yards, but didn’t score.
These pieces of paper are clearly serving the role of bulletin board material for LSU, which doesn’t want a repeat of that night two years ago. Some names such as Fournette haven’t changed, but the Tigers are definitely looking for a different outcome this time around.