Les Miles says LSU Tigers need to finish games stronger

Sep 21, 2013; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers head coach Les Miles reacts to a call in the second half against the Auburn Tigers at Tiger Stadium. LSU defeated Auburn 35-21. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports

Despite sitting at No. 6 in both major polls and defeating the Auburn Tigers 35-21 on Saturday, LSU Tigers head coach Les Miles was not satisfied with the effort from his ball club. LSU jumped out to a 21-0 lead thanks to a great performance by running back Jeremy Hill, but the team then proceeded to give up 333 yards in the second half, allowing a resilient Auburn to claw back into the game.

Here’s what Miles had to say following the rainy win:

We took a strong lead initially, but I just didn’t like how we finished. We’re pleased to a point, but we’re not satisfied. We had taken an early lead – 21 to zip. From that point forward, we have to finish this. We certainly can play better.


Defensively, we can play better. We put them on the field for 85 snaps, and you can’t do that. They had the ball so much because our offense kept punting the ball back to them. We were not as productive as we’d like (USA Today Sports).

The same sentiments were echoed by the likes of Jeremy Hill, quarterback Zach Mettenberger, and wide receiver Jarvis Landry, indicating that Miles and his team are on the same page. The LSU Tigers will have a chance to redeem themselves when they take on the Georgia Bulldogs this upcoming Saturday in Athens.

[Source: USA Today Sports]

Topics: Les Miles, LSU Tigers

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