LSU was one of only two teams to defeat the Auburn Tigers in 2013. LSU limited the high powered Auburn offense to their lowest point total of the season (21), and a first half shutout paved the way for a 21-0 halftime lead. LSU has made their mark in the SEC by consistently playing great defense and sending multiple defenders to the NFL. In this film breakdown I’m going to show how LSU did the best job of any team in the country last year defending Auburn. It was a great mesh of outstanding talent and a well designed scheme by defensive coordinator John Chavis.
The first three examples are all single high coverages. LSU used a variety of Cover 3 defenses to confuse Marshall and try to dictate where the ball would go on the Tigers various option plays. The first example is just standard Cover 3 in a 3rd & long situation. The Tigers show blitz pre-snap in order to try & bait quarterback Nick Marshall into throwing the ball into the underneath zones.