The LSU Tigers are on a roll; they defeated the No. 7 Ole Miss Rebels 45-20 at home on Saturday after defeating the Florida Gators 45-35 on the road in Week 8. After the victory over Lane Kiffin’s team, LSU football advanced to 6-2 overall this season, marking their first victory over a ranked opponent under Brian Kelly. This is evidence that the programme is advancing significantly under Kelly.
LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels attributes a lot of his team’s recent success—which has been aided by his outstanding performances—to the advice Brian Kelly gave him a few weeks ago.
After LSU football defeated Ole Miss, viaSEC on CBS, Daniels said, “Me and coach had a conversation after the Auburn game.” And he said, “Just trust yourself and go out there; good things will happen.”
Daniels completed 21 of his 28 passes for 248 yards and two touchdowns against Ole Miss while throwing no interceptions. Daniels’ addition of 121 running yards and three touchdowns on just 23 carries must also have improved his NFL draught prospects. In that contest, he dominated on offence, scoring five of the Tigers’ six touchdowns against Ole Miss.
LSU’s impressive victory provides the Tigers with the ideal preparation for their titanic home matchup against the Alabama Crimson Tide in Week 9. Although the Crimson Tide are no longer in contention for the College Football Playoff, they are still a dangerous opponent. A victory over Alabama could increase LSU football’s prospects of earning a spot in one of the more expensive bowl games.
Jayden Daniels explains the Brian Kelly message that contributed to the LSU football surge, which first featured on ClutchPoints.