Booty: We've Never Seen Anything Like This At LSU

The LSU offense "looks like a million bucks," Josh Booty says, and Joe Burrow is the main reason why

Tiki and Tierney
October 03, 2019 - 12:55 pm

LSU (4-0) is undefeated and ranked fifth in the country. That is not surprising. What is surprising, however, is the Tigers’ explosive offense, which leads the nation with 57.8 points per game.

LSU ranked 38th in that department last year (32.4 points per game).

“I’ve never seen an offense change more over an offseason than this one, and we’ve been able to see it on display,” former LSU quarterback Josh Booty said on Tiki & Tierney. “Of course, the Texas game was big for LSU. We haven’t got into the meat of the SEC schedule yet, but Joe Burrow has done some amazing things.”

Burrow has been a video game this season. He’s completed 80.6 percent of his passes for 1,520 yards, 17 touchdowns and two interceptions.

“He ran the spread offense in high school,” Booty said, “and he was a backup at Ohio State under Urban Meyer for three years. They ran this spread-RPO stuff, and now it just looks like he’s comfortable. It looks like we’ve been doing it forever, but I think it’s because Joe Burrow has done this his whole life. It looks like a million bucks. We’ve never seen anything like this at LSU.”

LSU, which beat Texas, 45-38, on Sept. 7, has several stiff challenges upcoming, including home games against No. 10 Florida (5-0) and No. 7 Auburn (5-0) on Oct. 12 and Oct. 26, respectively. The toughest test, though, will likely come Nov. 9 at No. 1 Alabama 9 (5-0).

“When you talk about us going to Tuscaloosa, Alabama scores at a high rate, we score at a high rate. It’s not going to be a 9-6 ball game,” Booty said. “I think both defenses are very vulnerable. I think the secondaries are vulnerable. We got great players in the secondary. They do, too. But man, these offenses just look way ahead of the defenses on both of the teams. I’ve watched Bama a ton. Their receivers are unbelievable.”

LSU hosts Utah State (3-1) this Saturday. Kickoff is at 12 p.m. ET.