LSU Hosts Troy – What You Need To Know
The 25th-ranked LSU Tigers return to the gridiron on Saturday evening, will they play host to the Troy Trojans in non-conference action.
The contest, which will be televised on ESPNU, will mark the final non-conference affair of the year for LSU.
LSU, who defeated Syracuse last, 35-26, is 3-1, overall, and 0-1 in SEC play.
Offensively, the Tigers are scoring at an average of 25.8 points-per-game, while accumulating 404.2 yards of offense, including 200.5 rushing yards and 203.8 passing yards.
Defensively, LSU is holding opponents to an average of 18.2 points a contest, to go along with 297.0 total yards, including 191.0 pass yards, and 106.0 rush yards.
LSU is paced by quarterback Danny Etling, who has completed 45-of-77 passes for 723 yards and three touchdowns, and running back Derrius Guice, who has rushed 314 yards and 5 touchdowns, on 65 attempts.
Troy, a member of the Sun Belt Conference, defeated Akron last week, 22-17, to improve to 3-1 on the year.
Offensively, the Trojans have scored an average of 24.0 points per game, to go along with 448.8 yards of offense, including 175.5 rush yards and 273.2 passing yards.
Defensively, Troy has allowed an average of 18.0 points, to go along with 317.8 total yards, including 95.5 rush yards and 222.2 pass yards.
The Trojans are led by quarterback Brandon Silvers, who has thrown for 1,084 yards and 2 touchdowns, along with running back Jordan Chunn, who has rushed for 299 yards and 4 scores.
This will be the 3rd meeting between the two schools, with LSU leading the all-time series, 2-0.
LSU won the last meeting, 40-31, back in 2008.
Kickoff time at Tiger Stadium is scheduled for just after 6 pm.