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LSU passing game improves by incorporating fullbacks

LSU passing game improves by incorporating fullbacks
Photo provided by LSUSports.net/Kyle Zadaker
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POSTED: Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 10:00pm

UPDATED: Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 10:04pm

The LSU passing game is much better this year statistically than it was through three games last season.

As rare as it sounds, the Tiger fullbacks are benefiting from the new scheme under new Offensive Coordinator Cam Cameron.

Connor Neighbors is the team’s third-leading receiver with three catches for over 70 yards.

Perhaps no play was more impressive than the Alabama-native’s 52-yard catch and run last weekend against Kent State.

Neighbors says he didn't think he'd be used this much, as a both a ball carrier and a receiving option out of the backfield, but is willing to do whatever the coaches ask.

"Seeing that they trust me to carry the ball and to catch it, I wouldn't say that I get nervous, but it is a different mindset when you know you are going to get the ball,” stated Connors. “I try to get as many yards as possible. I saw the end zone for a second, but that dream slowly faded."

Neighbors may get another crack at the end zone this Saturday when LSU takes on Auburn.

  

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