Hebert: LSU's defense vs. Utah State's offense is matchup to watch


LSU returns to Tiger Stadium Saturday morning after a bye week to host Utah State at 11 a.m.

The Tigers have been breaking records on offense all season as quarterback Joe Burrow has guided LSU to a 4-0 start. WWL Radio analyst Bobby “The Cajun Cannon” Hebert expects LSU to put up some points but said he looking forward to seeing how the Tigers’ defense performs against Utah State.

“Utah State has an NFL quarterback,” Hebert said. “This guy can play at the highest level.”

The Aggies are led by junior quarterback Jordan Love who is completing 64 percent of his passes and second in the Mountain West conference with over 1,200 yards passing. With Love at the helm Utah State has averaged a conference best 38.5 points per game. 

“I could see LSU scoring high 40s, low 50s, but still giving up 20 points against a team like Utah State,” Hebert said.

The Tigers have allowed 23.2 points per game this season and LSU's head coach Ed Orgeron said defense was one of the focal points during last week's practices.

"It was about tackling and causing turnovers," Orgeron said. "And more or less not the actual tackle, which is important, but the approach: How was our footwork? Where was our weight distributed? Where was our eyes and our angles? We practiced that all week."