LSU quarterback Brandon Harris has almost gained as many yards on the ground (114), as he has through the air (145) this season. His athleticism and game management skills could make No. 8 LSU a title contender, according to The Advocate’s Ross Dellenger.
The Tigers’ (2-0, 2-0 SEC) deadly ground attack spearheaded by Leonard Fournette and Harris, has racked up 667 yards through two games, which hasn’t left much use for the passing game. Can LSU win a national title with Harris not eclipsing the 100-yard mark each week? They’ve done it before, Dellenger writes:
And can LSU win championships having a passing game that doesn’t crack the 175-yard mark?
They’ve done it before. LSU averaged 152 passing yards during that undefeated regular season in 2011. The Tigers won the SEC title that season and lost to Alabama in the BCS title game.
Jordan Jefferson that season averaged about 40 rushing yards; that total doesn’t include sacks. He was the game manager type who made plays with his feet and occasionally hit a big pass.
“Coach Miles understands what I can do,” Harris said last week. “I think everybody on the team knows what I can do. Everybody knows I can throw the football (and) I can run the football.”