Cowboy Classic; Victory over TCU.

The very first game of the year is one of the worst games to lose. It starts you out with a negative vibe, feeling kind of down on yourself and wondering if the rest of the season will follow in those same footsteps. Well, luckily LSU is not in the losers’ bracket after our first game against TCU, because we pushed hard and played well, put 37 points on the scoreboard and beat the Super Frogs of Texas Christian University.

The last time LSU lost to TCU was in 1935, so I was confident we were in a good position to beat them this year. I dug up the records of all 8 of the match-ups between these two teams to reassure myself that we would have no problem earning the first link in the Victory chain at LSU, and after some review, I found myself feeling more than positive we would win. I know I’m a little biased, I don’t want to see LSU ever lose, but I can honestly say this year I see a whole lot of W’s piling up on LSU’s score card!

If you didn’t get a chance to watch the Tigah’s first glorious victory, I’ll give you a quick little run down: LSU defeated TCU 37-27. As I’m sure most of us can agree, LSU is a 2nd half team (meaning we show up and play better in the second half) and this game was no exception. Freshman kicker, Colby Delahoussaye, kicked a very solid game and gave Coach Miles an opportunity to see his abilities when he put 2 field goals on the board within the first 7 minutes of the game, and a third later on. Junior running back Terrence Magee showed up ready to play as well, scoring two touchdowns and running 95 yards against TCU on Saturday night.

I was more excited to see senior quarterback Zach Mettenberger’s performance as he has always been fairly shaky when it comes to game time. Zach never looked so confident as he did during the season opener! He made several well-thrown passing attempts, many of which led to LSU advancing in yardage against the Frogs. In his biggest play, Zach threw a 20-yard pass to Jarvis Landry for the last touchdown of the game, followed by a strong kick from Mr. Delahoussaye.

All in all LSU has a lot to improve on, especially before big games against fellow SEC teams. Coming up we have Georgia (9/28) , Florida (10/12) and more. For the first game without quite a few of their former starters, LSU did phenomenal! The butterflies in my stomach are flapping in approval and excitement for the rest of the 2013 season!

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