Defense Impresses, Offense Regresses

Seven points. That’s it.

So sick of the defense doing more than enough to win only to be let down by the offense. Sumlin and Spavital not only saved Les Miles’ job on Saturday, but they also gave a pretty poor LSU defense their best game of the season.

The LEAST any team had scored on LSU all season? 19 points. Syracuse put up 24, Western Kentucky scored 20, and even Eastern Michigan tallied 22. Any of those offensive outputs would have been enough for a win on Saturday. Instead, A&M managed just 7 points with their two 5-star quarterbacks and three 5-star wide receivers.

Pathetic.

Sumlin is supposed to be an offensive guru, right? So even with an inexperienced coordinator, how can the offense ever get this bad? The play calling is on Spavital, and the woes of the offensive line can be traced back to B.J. Anderson. But at some point, there are no more excuses.

Coach Sumlin will likely make a big offensive hire this offseason, much like he did on defense last year. And it may very well define his A&M tenure. A quick look at Oklahoma and you can see how the right coordinator can turn an 8-5 team into a playoff contender. Sumlin needs to find his Lincoln Riley.

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