There is an insanely partisan crowd in the Dome today, and if we want to win this game, we need to get off to a quick start and quiet the crowd.
Key 1: Score First.
Tim Brown pointed out that we are 7-0 this year when we score first, and all of LSU's strengths can be cancelled by an early score - the home field advantage, their first quarter scoring edge, the swagger or superiority, their running game. We MUST score first.
Key 2: Get a stop on the first defensive series.
If we can keep the Tigers from turning this into a shootout, I think that plays in our favor. We will have a rough time if this game gets a-rockin'. We need a controlled, methodical, paced dismantling of the Tigers, not a street brawl.