LSU's defense: Inside Tigers' scoreless second-half possession streak




 

No. 8 Tennessee (4-0, 1-0 SEC) will play at LSU (4-1, 2-0 SEC) Saturday in Week 6.

Kickoff between the Vols and Tigers is slated for noon EDT. ESPN will televise the Southeastern Conference matchup from Tiger Stadium.

The 2022 season is LSU's first under head coach Brian Kelly. Kelly was hired at LSU Dec. 2, 2021. He served as Notre Dame's head coach from 2010-21, compiling a 92-40 record.

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LSU's defense enters Week 6 against Tennessee with a streak of 14 consecutive scoreless second-half possessions.

Below are statistics inside LSU's scoreless second-half possession streak and for the season.

Week 5: at Auburn (W, 21-17)

 

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Auburn's second-half offensive possessions against LSU's defense:

  • Punt

  • Downs

  • Interception

  • Punt

  • Interception

Week 4: versus New Mexico (W, 38-0)

 

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New Mexico's second-half offensive possessions against LSU's defense:

  • Punt

  • Punt

  • Punt

  • Punt

  • Punt

Week 3: versus Mississippi State (W, 31-16)

 

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Mississippi State's second-half offensive possessions against LSU's defense:

  • Field goal

  • Downs

  • Punt

  • Punt

  • Interception

14 consecutive second-half possessions without allowing a point

 

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  • LSU's defense has not allowed a second-half point since Week 3 versus Mississippi State when the Bulldogs scored on a field goal with 6 minutes, 31 seconds remaining in the third quarter.

LSU's defense by the numbers in 2022

 

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  • Total yards allowed per game: 293.8

  • Yards per play allowed: 4.95

  • Passing yards allowed per game: 184.6

  • Rushing yards allowed per game: 109.2

  • Opponents' third down conversion percentage: .348

  • Opponents' fourth down conversion percentage:.286

  • Defensive touchdowns: 2

  • Opponents' red zone scores: 7 (2 rushing touchdowns, 2 passing touchdowns, 3 field goals)

Story originally appeared on Vols Wire

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