How LSU used star freshman Harold Perkins to shut down Ole Miss

LSU came out in nickel, its typical defense against the spread. That meant playing three down linemen, standup outside linebacker BJ Ojulari, two inside linebackers and five defensive backs. The Tigers generally stayed in the look while playing soft zone coverage for the first two drives, and Ole Miss scored twice.

Down 14-3, the game began to shift when Harold Perkins appeared. The star freshman replaced Ojulari as the standup outside linebacker on Ole Miss’ third possession, and with him on the field, LSU played a 3-3-5 defense senior linebacker Micah Baskerville described as a backup game plan.
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