LSU vs. Florida: Quarterback tale of the tape

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Here we are on another Monday after a demoralizing loss, something that has become all too common under Ed Orgeron the last two seasons. Time to put the loss in the rearview as we focus on the upcoming game against the No. 17 Florida Gators.

Last season we saw such an odd ending to this game, when it appeared that the Gators had stopped the LSU offense, it all fell apart. Kole Taylor’s thrown shoe gave them new life as Cade York nailed a 57-yard field goal in the Swamp to give them a late lead.

Fast forward to this year, Florida is looking for road redemption. It will be a game that Orgeron desperately needs to win and avoid falling under .500 on the season. Much like last season, the team needed the win to avoid a 3-6 record.

We start the preview with a look at the two quarterbacks in this game. Max Johnson and Emory Jones.

Next, we compare the numbers

The Quarterback Tale of the Tape

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How Max Johnson compares to Emory Jones. Jones would take over for the departing Kyle Trask from last season. He split time with Anthony Richardson early on, but it appears to be Emory Jones spot. We look at how he compares to Max Johnson:

Max Johnson

vs

Emory Jones

6-5

Ht

6-2

220

Wt

211

Sophomore

Class

RS Junior

135

Comp

106

219

Att

156

61.6

Comp%

67.9

1,729

Yards

1,143

7.9

YPA

7.3

17

TDs

10

4

INTs

7

We give the advantage to Johnson in yard, yards per attempt, touchdowns, and interceptions. Jones has almost double the turnovers to that of Johnson, but he has completed more passes this season. He isn’t having to throw it nearly as much given that the Gators have the No. 1 rushing attack in the SEC.

When it comes to being a dual-threat, Jones gets the upper hand here. He averages 6.4 yards per carry and has two rushing touchdowns on the season. Florida can give an LSU defense fits running the ball at the quarterback position, against Kentucky, the defense allowed Will Levis to run at will against them.

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