3. LSU defense will pick its poison
The LSU defense has trended upwards in the past few games and much of that has to do with a base switch to playing multiple fronts and showing more 4-3 looks than earlier in the season.
That being said, the Tigers will have to pick their poison Monday night.
If they choose to stay in the 4-3 base, that’s going to open up Trevor Lawrence and the passing game. If they move away from it or try to shadow towards the pass, that will give Travis Etienne some extra running room.
Even though LSU has played much better defensively as of late, the Tigers still gave up 28 points to an Oklahoma team that couldn’t pass the football.
The key to beating that LSU defense is spreading the ball out and having a quarterback who can beat the secondary. Clemson certainly has that and much more as we head into the match-up.