LSU has experienced some kind of turnaround under interim head coach Ed Orgeron.
It would have been difficult to imagine a month ago that the Tigers would be favored by more than a touchdown on the road against a top-25 team. But according to USA TODAY’s Danny Sheridan, that’s exactly the case three weeks away from LSU’s game at Arkansas on Nov. 12.
— Danny Sheridan (@DannySheridan1) October 20, 2016
Three weeks is a lot of time. It will be interesting to see how the line m0ves as the game approaches, but 9.5 is a massive spread for an LSU team that started an uninspiring 2-2 under Les Miles. In the two games Orgeron has coached since taking over, however, the Tigers have outscored their opponents 87-17.
Those wins have come against Missouri and Southern Miss, though. Orgeron and the Tigers will be challenged further before they head to Fayetteville, with games against Ole Miss and No. 1 Alabama the next two weeks.
The Tigers opened as a 3-point favorite over the Rebels but the spread has since grown to 6.5.