Orgeron: Defense played well, LSU 'just couldn’t punch it in on offense'


LSU’s defense had one of its best games of the season in Saturday’s 20-7 loss to Texas A&M. The unit held the Aggies to 267 yards of offense and gave up just 13 points.

Unfortunately the Tigers weren’t able to have the same success offensively.

"Our defense was playing well we just couldn’t punch it in on offense," Orgeron said.

LSU wasn't able to score until late in the fourth quarter when Max Johnson who replaced TJ Finley in the second half of Saturday's matchup, but by then, the game was mostly decided.

“I’m very disappointed in our offense,” LSU head coach Ed Orgeron said. “We didn’t have any rhythm. We went with Max (Johnson), we thought we could do some quarterback runs, block ‘em up front but up front they played very well. Give them credit.”

LSU had 267 yards of offense but only managed to average 14 yards per rushing attempt and committed three turnovers.

“It all starts up front with the blocking,” Orgeron said. “There’s no room for us to run the football I think we got to call better plays. I think we gotta have a better plan. I was really disappointed in our plan, disappointed in our execution…We gotta use these guys better we gotta have a better plan.”

Orgeron said he was really impressed with the Tigers defensive performance, particularly the play of the secondary which help limit Texas A&M quarterback Kellen Mond to 105 yards and completing only 11 of 34 pass attempts.

“Really impressed with our man to man coverage, really impressed with the communication, not as many breakdowns giving up explosive pass plays,” Orgeron said. “We didn’t give up many explosive pass plays. We gave a couple explosive runs. I thought the secondary is probably the most improved group on the field.”