Offense: Attack the outside part of the field
For the LSU Tigers to be successful against this Texas defense they are going to have to focus on attacking the outside of the field, mixing in the offensive plays in the middle of the field and limiting them.
Even though the Longhorns graduated a lot of their defense from last season, they still pose a very athletic defensive unit that can keep up with the best offenses in football. They might not be as naturally talented as last year’s squad, but they are talented.
The middle of the field is particularly menacing and the Longhorns proves that in Week 1. While there is athleticism all over the field, the safeties and linebackers are the most impressive of the group.
Utilizing counter runs off either tackle is going to be the Tigers’ best method of running the ball. Mixing up the looks and keeping the linebackers on their toes is extremely important.
In the passing game, LSU can run disguising routes in the middle of the field to try and open things up below on the outside. It might not be the flashiest offense, but it is better than attacking the Longhorns’ strengths.
Of course, you have to attack the middle of the field and LSU should mix in traditional runs between the guards to show Texas that they still have to respect it. The bread and butter should be on the outside, though.