In a disappointing turn of events, LSU faced a crushing defeat against No. 8 Florida State, leaving fans in despair.
The Tigers' downfall began in the second half of the game, where they were outscored 31-7 by Florida State. The Jordan Travis-Keon Coleman duo wreaked havoc on LSU's secondary.
Jordan Travis delivered a stellar performance, amassing 342 yards and four touchdowns through the air. Keon Coleman, the standout wide receiver, had a remarkable debut for Florida State with three touchdowns and 122 receiving yards.
The LSU secondary had a challenging night, failing to contain Florida State's passing game. Duce Chestnut, despite an early interception, faced difficulties handling Coleman, who dominated the matchup.
LSU's decision to limit pass-rushing sensation Harold Perkins to a coverage role raised eyebrows. Perkins, known for his pass-rushing abilities, was underutilized in a manner that hindered the Tigers' defense.
In the aftermath of this tough loss, LSU's head coach, Brian Kelly, did not mince words. He described the performance as a "total failure" and emphasized the need for improvement across the board. It's clear that LSU has work to do to live up to its preseason expectations.