Orgeron: Bowl game sets tone for Tigers in 2017

BATON ROUGE, LA - OCTOBER 22: Head coach Ed Orgeron of the LSU Tigers leads his team on the field before a game against the Mississippi Rebels at Tiger Stadium on October 22, 2016 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

LSU head coach Ed Orgeron said a win over Louisville in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl will jump start the Tigers heading into 2017.

But, Orgeron said stopping Louisville’s quarterback, Lamar Jackson, will be a tall task. The Heisman Trophy winner accounted for nearly 5,000 yards of total offense. Jackson averaged 6.6 yards per rush, and threw 30 touchdown passes in 2016.

Orgeron made his comments at Friday’s final press conference before Saturday morning’s game. He then posed with Louisville coach Bobby Petrino for pictures.

LSU is aiming for its 3rd bowl win in 4 seasons.

Orgeron is 5-2 as LSU head coach after taking over when Les Miles was fired in September.

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