Just two years removed from a national title, the LSU Tigers have had to remake their offense. After the loss of former passing game coordinator Joe Brady to the Carolina Panthers, new offensive coordinator Jake Peetz and new passing game coordinator D.J. Mangas are responsible for bringing "showtime" back to Baton Rouge.
LSU has never really recovered from the loss of Brady and quarterback Joe Burrow, as the 2021 Tigers have managed just 26.4 points per game, good for 67th nationally out of 130 teams ranked, and totals just 376.6 yards per game, 83rd in the nation.
But it's not just the loss of a quarterback and passing game coordinator, as the running game has suffered in 2021 as well, averaging just 108.3 yards per game on the ground, which is just 114th in the country.
The passing game is respectable behind quarterback Max Johnson, as the Tigers are 30th in the nation with 268.3 passing yards per game.
Now, on to the Tigers:
QB- Max Johnson
Max Johnson took over for an injured Myles Brennan after week three in 2020 and took advantage of his time under center. Johnson threw 58 passes in six games last season for 1,069 yards with eight touchdowns and one interception. There wasn't so much an open competition with Brennan for the 2021 starting quarterback job as it was just given to Johnson.
In 2021 Johnson has passed for 2,509 yards, 24 touchdowns, and six interceptions.
WR - Jack Bech
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LSU's best receiver, Kayshon Boutte is out with a leg injury, so 'next man up' is Bech. He leads the Tigers in catches with 42, is second in yards with 478, and is tied for second with three touchdown receptions.
WR - Jaray Jenkins
Jenkins is just another in the long line of wide receiver standouts at LSU, and he's quietly put together a nice season for the Tigers with Boutte lost for the season. Jenkins has 25 catches on the season for 310 yards, a 12.4 yards per catch average, and three touchdowns.
RB - Tyrion Davis-Price
Davis was a standout bright spot in 2020 on a team that wasn't very good running the ball, and he has continued that momentum through this season.
Davis leads the team in every major rushing statistic in 2021. He's amassed 919 yards on 192 carries, averaging 4.8 yards per carry, while running for six touchdowns.
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