December 16, 2017

Allstate Sugar Bowl Preview

Allstate Sugar BowlThe Nokia sponsorship is gone, but everything else seems to be pretty much the same down in the bayou for this year’s Sugar Bowl. The beer is flowing, tons of partying, a big game in store and football players are in trouble. LSU has suspended four players for missing curfew this week in New Orleans and I’m sure hanging on Bourbon Street drinking had nothing to do with missing curfew. The suspensions could be just for the first quarter of the game tonight though and Les Miles will handle each one individually.

Here are some stats to keep in mind heading into the game this evening. Outside of Baton Rouge LSU allowed 11.25 PPG more and scored 20.6 fewer PPG. In the Tigers first 10 games their defense allowed only 72.1 RYPG, but in the last two games they yielded almost 200 RYPG. LSU has covered only once in their last four games. Notre Dame averaged only 92.4 RYPG in their first seven games. Since then, their much improved ground attack has averaged 161.8 RYPG. Not surprisingly ND covered only once in their first seven games compared to three times over their last three games. These are all important factors to keep in mind along with Charlie Weis and Brady Quinn. Will Charlie Weis create a masterful offensive gameplan that Brady Quinn and the Fighting Irish can execute against the tough LSU defense. You are the supposed Golden Boy Brady lets see if you can live up to at least a percentage of the hype that has surrounded you this year.

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