Looking ahead to one of the two P5 games on LA Tech's schedule for 2018, Louisiana State's offense is a real mess right now. Since last season, STATE has lost their QB, their top 3 RB's and 3 of their top 4 receivers. In fact, according to this Orlando Sentinel article, the Tigers "enter a season for the first time since 1974 without a running back who scored a touchdown the previous season".

Think about that for a minute. 1974 was 44 years ago. That's a long time.

As a result, I really like playing this game early in the season (9/22, game 4 for the enemy, & game 3 for LA Tech). I also like the fact that the LA Tech game is squeezed between STATE's trip to Auburn and their annual beat down of Ole Miss, which should have special meaning to STATE head coach Ed Oregeron, who used to coach at Ole Miss. Hopefully, Oregeron will be looking ahead to Ole Miss, thinking about all his old friends there, and not be thinking about LA Tech.

Here's a good write-up on our opponent: