Originally written September 09, 2012 on Saturday Night Slant:
Kevin Minter Well now, that feels better doesn't it?   A week ago, we saw a ho-hum performance  against North Texas where LSU's team looked like it was merely going through the motions for the majority of the game.  We were left with a lot of questions and even a few concerns.   The season ending injury to Chris Faulk during the week only added to those concerns.   But as expected, LSU ramped up the intensity against Washington and in doing so, they answered a lot of those questions and eased some concerns.  It wasn't perfect by any means, but it was an absolutely dominating performance.  And it was noteworthy.  The defense was suffocating, and the offense balanced a devastating run game with some very effective passing.  As always, here are some thoughts: One concern after North Texas was LSU's ability to protect the quarterback.  They did much, much better this week.  In fact, it was very good.   Mettenberger was not sacked or hurried once, and the only t...
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