(CTN News) – LSU will make its way back to Death Valley for a morning kickoff as they prepare to host Texas A&M in their final game of the regular season.
The game is scheduled to start at 11:05 a.m. CT and will be broadcast on ESPN. Prior to the game, the LSU Sports Radio Network pregame show will begin at 9 a.m.
In the previous week, Jayden Daniels, a strong contender for the Heisman Trophy, continued to make history. He was named SEC Offensive Player of the Week for the fifth time this year, leading the league in this category.
Daniels achieved this recognition after his remarkable performance against Georgia State, where he tied a record with eight touchdowns and accumulated a total of 509 yards of offense.
LSU’s quarterback is bound to visit New York, but according to head coach Brian Kelly, the Heisman race is becoming clearer as the numbers speak for themselves.
Jayden Daniels from San Bernardino is playing exceptionally well and has one last opportunity on Saturday morning to prove it. Kelly stated that Daniels’ numbers are beginning to surpass everyone else’s, with almost 1,000 yards of total offense ahead of the next contender.
The race is starting to separate itself based on the numbers.
LSU leads in total offense and scoring, with Daniels playing a crucial role. He’s a top contender for the Heisman trophy due to his dedication and hard work, utilizing resources like virtual reality and extra time studying game film. Kelly emphasizes that Daniels’ success is not due to luck, but a conscious decision to strive for greatness.
LSU’s wide receivers had a highly productive week once again. Malik Nabers stood out with eight receptions for 140 yards and two touchdowns, while Brian Thomas contributed with four catches for 103 yards and a score, and Kyren Lacy added five catches for 101 yards and two touchdowns.
This trio of Nabers, Thomas, and Lacy made history for the school by being the first to achieve 100 receiving yards and a touchdown in the same game, further solidifying their already impressive offensive performance.
Texas A&M’s football team has relied on Jaylen Henderson as their starting quarterback since Max Johnson’s injury on November 4th.
Henderson has thrown for 410 yards and four touchdowns in the past two weeks. Junior Amari Daniels leads the team in rushing with 505 yards and five touchdowns, followed by sophomore Le’Veon Moss with 439 yards and four scores.
Senior Ainias Smith is the top receiver with 45 receptions for 736 yards and two touchdowns, while Evan Stewart has contributed 514 yards on 38 receptions and four touchdowns.