Rushing attacks at center of Louisiana's match-up at Georgia Southern

Cajuns lead nation in rushing
Posted at 11:18 PM, Sep 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-27 00:18:23-04

Expect a lot of running when Louisiana meets Georgia Southern Saturday.

A lot, a lot.

Southern's triple-option like offense powers an often slow methodical attack from the Eagles. One that can be hard for teams to prepare for. Good for the Cajuns that two of their backup quarterbacks ran a similar system in high school.

"We're fortunate that the two kids we signed last year, Chandler Fields and Clifton McDowell are both really athletic. They both can run, they both are quick, both have experience with these concepts. That's one of the reasons it's been successful I think," said head coach Billy Napier.

Napier was very complimentary in talking about the role his scout team has played this week. Imitating Georgia Southern is not easy, particulary quarterback Shair Werts who could return for this one. He was injured in the Eagles opener at LSU.

But this rushing conversation has two lanes. Louisiana ranks first in the nation in yards and touchdowns.

In the latest Mic'd Up Interview, which you can watch here, Frank Sulkowski from WCJL in Savannah Georgia spoke about Southern's defense, and it's strong play thus far.

"Georgia Southern going into this year thought their front seven was their strength. They really good in the backfield, but we've seen the defensive front unit shutdown the run. On a fourth down, they stopped Minnesota on fourth and one even though they were outsized up front."

Kickoff is set for 5 p.m. in Stateboro and will stream on ESPN+.