LSU Hosts Missouri – At A Glance
The LSU Tigers return to action on Saturday, when they play host to the Missouri Tigers in an SEC match-up at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, La.
The game, which marks the third home game of the year for LSU, will be televised on the SEC Network.
The contest will also be the first for the Tigers under the direction of interim head coach Ed Orgeron, who replaced former coach Les Miles, who was fired last Sunday.
LSU, who fell to Auburn, 18-13, last Saturday in Auburn, Alabama, is 2-2, overall, and 1-1 in SEC play.
Offensively, LSU is averaging 21.0 points, 339.5 total yards, 191.8 rushing yards, and 147.8 passing yards-per-game, while allowing 16.8 points, 341.2 total yards, 116.0 rushing yards, and 225.2 passing yards a contest, defensively.
LSU is led by junior quarterback Danny Etling, who has completed 40-of-71 passes for 433 yards and three touchdowns, and junior running back Leonard Fournette, who has piled up 386 yards, along with two touchdowns, on 67 carries.
Missouri, who defeated Delaware St., 79-0, in a non-conference game last week, will enter the match-up at 2-2, overall, and 0-1 in league play.
Missouri is averaging 45.5 points-per-game, to go along with 569.5 total yards, including 178.3 rushing yards and 391.3 passing yards, while allowing 18.8 points, 367.8 total yards, including 131.8 rushing yards and 236.0 passing yards.
Missouri is paced by sophomore quarterback Drew Lock, who has thrown for 1,508 yards and 14 touchdowns, and junior running back Ish Witter, who has rushed for 209 yards and 2 touchdowns.
LSU and Missouri will be meeting for just the second time ever and for the first time ever in the SEC, and at Tiger Stadium.
In the only other meeting between the two schools, Missouri beat LSU, 20-15, in the 1978 Liberty Bowl.
Kickoff time is set for 6:30 pm.