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LSU vs. UL-Monroe: Jacques Doucet's 3 things to look for

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

1. Fournette/Williams distribution - People that know football, more importantly LSU football, understand Leonard Fournette's Heisman trophy pose last weekend vs Sam Houston State was a bad move. Head coach Les Miles certainly didn't approve, neither did any former Tiger player I've spoken to. Sophomore wide receiver John Diarse simply said - "I was shocked." Since then the insanely hyped Fournette has apologized to his Tiger teammates and now we can all move on. He didn't rob a bank and it won't happen again. He gained 92 yards rushing against the Bearcats and also showed great hands out of the backfield, catching two passes for 32 yards. Let's see how much Fournette's confidence continues to grow against UL-Monroe. More than a few fans have made it clear not to forget about Darrel Williams. The fellow true freshman back gained 65 yards last week against Sam Houston State and plunged into the end zone for a short TD run. How many carries and yards does Williams get this week?

2. Anthony Jennings grip on the starting quarterback spot - true freshman quarterback Brandon Harris did some nice things last week, running for a 46-yard TD and throwing an 8-yard scoring strike to Malachi Dupre. But Coach Miles wasn't thrilled with Harris' sloppy ball handling late, when he lost a fumble. In the meantime, raise your hand if you have Anthony Jennings with no interceptions through two games. After a shaky bowl performance against Iowa and two pick sixes in the LSU spring game, Jennings has five scoring strikes against zero picks so far. More than the numbers, Jennings has exhibited confidence in the huddle and a calmness that leaders must have. As one player told me "He's never too up or too down. He's steady.". Another strong effort against UL-Monroe will have the Tigers and their fans feeling good about their quarterback heading into the SEC opener next weekend against Mississippi State.

3. Sione Teuhema - the true freshman defensive end had two quarterback sacks and four tackles in the fourth quarter against Sam Houston State. The start of a very bright future? Or just meaningless action during garbage time? I'd like to see Teuhema get more reps and see what he's got. At this point, there's still questions about LSU's pass rush off the edge, although junior Danielle Hunter leads the team in tackles. You can never have enough guys to rush the quarterback and knock him around.

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