Found September 03, 2012 on Saturday Night Slant:
LSU rolled to a relatively easy and mostly uninspiring 41-14 win over North Texas on Saturday night.  Watching the game in Tiger Stadium, I was aggravated for most of the game.   I felt that the team played sloppy and lacked emotion.   However, a look at the stat sheet shows a pretty dominating performance, especially on the ground.    Here are some observations:Even though this game dragged on and the team lost interest at times, the first quarter, when the team was 100% into things, was pretty impressive.  LSU led 21-0 just a few seconds into the second quarter and had already rushed for 133 yards on just 10 carries.  Defensively, LSU held North Texas without a first down.  LSU's offense rolled to 508 yards, the most in a game since LSU's victory over Louisiana Tech in 2007.   Despite that, I think fans were hoping for a little more from the offense.  In his debut, Zach Mettenberger was a respectable 19 of 26 for 192 yards, but many of his passes were quick receiver scr...
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