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LSU’s Undefeated Start to the Season Will Not Last

Derick Hingle – US Presswire

The LSU Tigers are undefeated to start the season. Tiger fans should start celebrating now, because, starting Thursday, losing is going to be all they know for the majority of the season.  It’s all downhill from here.

LSU has played very poor teams to start the season – barely defeating Northwestern State by seven points. The Tigers have played the easiest competition, so far, in the entire SEC. Unfortunately for LSU, there is still a majority of the season to play. The Tigers next game, Thursday, November 29, is against the Seton Hall Pirates, the first real game that LSU has played all season.  Seton Hall is a mid-level team in the Big East; that being said, the Pirates should beat LSU pretty easily. LSU is a decent team, but if the Tigers play anything like they did against Northwestern State, they could easily lose by twenty points.

Don’t worry LSU fans, the future looks bright. The play from Shavon Coleman and Johnny O’Bryant III looks spectacular, and the duo (a junior and sophomore respectively) should stick around next year. This four game winning and undefeated streak might be the best LSU will have all season, but the Tigers should be a contender in the western SEC next year and in the talks for an NCAA berth, as well. Luckily, the Tigers are not the worst team in the SEC (thank the Vanderbilt Commodores and their dismal play against the Marist Red Foxes as well as the Mississippi State Bulldogs and their unfortunate string of crucial injuries to start the season) and can do nothing but improve on this early winning streak.