I know, this is supposed to be stock down, stock up, but hear me out. LSU traveled to Starkville, Mississippi, for an 11 a.m. CT game in what many considered to be a trap game and played great.
Therefore, this is only going to be stock up today. I’m sure Brian Kelly and his coaching staff can find some things to harp on in film study, but I’m going to give credit where it is due. Jayden Daniels and Malik Nabers had incredible ball games, Harold Perkins was finally allowed to do what he does best, the defense was solid, and LSU was perfect in the red zone.
Stock Up: Malik Nabers
Malik Nabers had a generational day for the Tigers. He finished with 13 receptions for 239 yards and two touchdowns. He was unstoppable. It did not matter what route he ran, the Bulldogs couldn’t stop him.
Stock Up: Harold Perkins
LSU finally allowed Harold Perkins to do what he does best. Put his hand in the dirt on third down and rush the quarterback. He was a menace to Will Rogers all day and he finished the game with the second-most tackles on the team.
Stock Up: Jayden Daniels
If Nabers had a great game, you could assume that Jayden Daniels had a great game as well. You would be correct. Daniels finished the game 30-for-34 for 361 yards and two touchdowns through the air and 15 carries for 64 yards and two touchdowns on the ground.
Stock Up: Defense
The LSU defense looked outstanding today. The defensive line, linebackers, and the secondary all played the best they have all season as they shut down Mississippi State’s offense and only allowed 14 points.
Stock Up: Red Zone efficiency
LSU finished the game 4-for-4 in the red zone with three rushing touchdowns and a field goal. In the Florida State game, the Tigers drove the ball all the way down the field just to not come away with points. They fixed that today.