LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels has a couple of opportunites remaining to demonstrate why he deserves the Heisman Trophy playing for a team with three losses and little chance of vying for a national title. His first chance is this Saturday against Georgia State. Daniels has eye-catching stats covering deep throw and long runs. In LSU’s recent win over Florida, he registered an SEC-record 606 total yards in a single game, making him the first player in FBS history to achieve at least 350 yards passing and 200 yards rushing in a game.
Following his record-breaking game against Florida, Daniels leads the nation in total offense, passing touchdowns, yards rushing by a quarterback, and yards passing per game. His coach is a big advocate, calling Daniels a leading Heisman candidate and the best player in college football. It remains to be seen if Daniels can maintain this level of performance against Georgia State and LSU’s other remaining opponents. LSU is heavily favored in the upcoming game against Georgia State. And finally, it’s worth noting that LSU’s Malik Nabers is working towards being included as a semi-finalist for the Biletnikoff Award that recognizes the best receiver in the nation. Nabers has been Daniels’ primary target with an impressive 72 receptions for 1,284 yards and 10 touchdowns so far this season. Although Georgia State is coming off two big losses, the team is looking forward to postseason play and working hard to end their season on a positive note. Amidst all of this, LSU is dealing with questions at their running back position, and Georgia State’s coach has coached at LSU four times before their upcoming matchup.
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