To hear LSU QB Jordan Jefferson tell it, he expects the Tigers to lean to the passing game, not the running game, when Ole Miss visits Saturday at 2:30.
That would be a reveral of the natural order of offense at LSU. The Tigers are No. 12 in the SEC in passing, No. 4 in rushing. Offensive coordinator Gary Crowton calls the plays for the Tigers.
“We feel in order for us to beat those guys we’re going to have to put the ball in the air, and we’re looking forward to Crowton opening the playbook for us,” Jefferson said. “We can have a great game like we did in the Alabama game.”
Jefferson’s 75-yard touchdown pass against Alabama – much of it on the legs of WR Rueben Randle – was his third of the season, his first since throwing two TD passes against North Carolina in the season opener. He’s been picked off eight times.
Jefferson’s inconsistency in the passing game has made it necessary for backup Jarrett Lee, considered the better passer, to be very involved in the offense. Both will play against the Rebels, but it’s still Jefferson’s job. Lee was 4 for 7 for 67 yards against Alabama, 4 for 12 for 44 yards last week against La.-Monroe.