It was no Leonard Fournette, no problem for LSU Saturday night, as new coach Ed Orgeron and his Tigers pounded Missouri with more than 400 rushing yards on the way to a 42-7 victory.
After the game, Missouri coach Barry Odom and his players had a few things to say about the game:
- “We knew that No. 5, he had played enough the first four weeks of the season,” Odom said about running back Derrius Guice, who rushed for 163 yards and three touchdowns Saturday. “He’s a talented kid. There were opportunities to make plays. We didn’t do it. They won the line of scrimmage.”
- “He’s really good,” Missouri linebacker Michael Scherer added about Guice. “He would start at any other college program in this country.”
- “I really wanted to play against (Fournette),” Scherer continued. “I wasn’t happy when (Barry Odom) came into the locker room during pregame and said he wasn’t playing.”
- “We’ve seen him on film and knew he was a tough, physical runner,” junior free safety Thomas Wilson said. “(Guice) played well tonight. We thought he was more of a physical runner, but we got to the game and he was cutting well with those cross-field jukes. It’s just missed tackles, though. We’ve got to be better than that.”
- “They handed it to us in every area: offensive, defensive, kicking,” Odom said. “We got a lot of improvement to make to be the team that we want to be. I feel like I got my tail kicked tonight, and we did as a program. We didn’t win on the line of scrimmage on either side of the ball. We did not tackle well.”