LSU Faces Fresno State Transfer Quarterback Against Southeastern
The LSU Tigers will welcome Southeastern Louisiana into Tiger Stadium tonight, and it will be the first football game between the two schools since 1949.
LSU is coming off a victory over Miami, which moved the team from the 25th rank in the nation up to #11 this week.
Last week the Southeastern Lions to ULM, but Southeastern Quarterback Chason Virgil threw for 358 yards. LSU Coach Ed Orgeron says he’s impressed with the Fresno State transfer.
Virgil was a 4 star high school recruit, who had offers on the table during recruiting from Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Texas, Oklahoma, UCLA, and about 10 other Power 5 Conference schools. He chose Fresno State out of his offers back in 2014, before deciding to transfer after last season.
While at Fresno State, Virgil spent a lot of time as the Bulldogs starting quarterback, before losing out to grad transfer Marcus McMaryion. Virgil transferred to Southeastern with two years of eligibility left, and the ability to play right away. He's now become the Lions starter, and will possibly give LSU more trouble than the general expectations of a quarterback at Southeastern.
You can hear tonight's LSU game across the Ark-La-Tex on 1130AM KWKH, 1130 The Tiger, with kickoff set for 6pm.