LSU Travels To Face Texas A&M – At A Glance
The 25th-ranked LSU Tigers return to action on Thursday evening, when they travel to College Station, Texas to take on the 22nd-ranked Texas A&M Aggies in an SEC match-up .
The game, which will be televised on the ESPN, will mark the 2016 regular season finale for both teams.
The contest will also be the seventh for the Tigers under the direction of interim head coach Ed Orgeron, who replaced former coach Les Miles, who was fired after the fourth game of the season.
Orgeron is 4-2 as interim head coach, guiding LSU to victories over Missouri, Southern Miss, Ole Miss, and Arkansas, while suffering a losses to top-ranked Alabama and Florida.
LSU, who has won six of their last nine, fell to the Florida Gators last week, 16-10, to drop to 6-4, overall, and 4-3 in SEC play.
Offensively, the Tigers are averaging 25.7 points, to go along with 406.1 total yards, including 232.1 rushing yards, and 174.0 passing yards-per-game, while allowing 14.1 points, 308.1 total yards, 113.2 rushing yards, and 192.9 passing yards a contest, defensively.
LSU is led by junior quarterback Danny Etling, who has completed 124-of-212 passes for 1,582 yards and seven touchdowns, along with junior running back Leonard Fournette, who has piled up 843 yards, along with eight touchdowns, on 129 carries, and sophomore Derrius Guice, who has compiled 964 rushing yards and ten touchdowns, on 120 carries.
Texas A&M, who beat Texas-San Antonio last week, 23-10, will enter the match-up at 8-3, overall, and 4-3 in SEC play.
The Aggies are averaging 35.1 points-per-game, to go along with 467.7 total yards, including 220.2 rushing yards and 247.5 passing yards, while allowing 21.1 points, 428.0 total yards, including 179.7 rushing yards and 248.3 passing yards.
Texas A&M is paced by sophomore quarterback Trevor Knight, who has thrown for 1,911 yards and 13 touchdowns, and sophomore running back Trayveon Willimas, who has rushed for 956 yards and seven touchdowns.
This will be 65th meeting between the two schools, with LSU leading the all-time series, 31-20-3, including a 19-7 win in Baton Rouge last year.
Kickoff time at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas is set for 6:30 pm.