The 5 Toughest QBs LSU Will Face In 2015

The LSU Tigers are tasked with a major challenge in 2015 when it comes to the opposing quarterbacks they’ll square off with during the regular season. Here’s our list of The 5 Toughest QBs LSU Will Face In 2015.

5) Brandon Allen – Arkansas (Nov. 14)

Allen showed major signs of improvement in his second year as a starter in 2014, and the Razorbacks expect him to take another step forward this year. Arkansas will still be a run-first attack under head coach Bret Bielema, but Allen has the experience to beat them if they aren’t careful.

4) Kyle Allen – Texas A&M (Nov. 28)

Allen took over as the Aggies starting quarterback halfway through his true freshman season in 2014 and showed improvement with each outing. With a year of experience and a full offseason to prepare as the starter in College Station under his belt, this former five-star recruit is poised to put up monster numbers in head coach Kevin Sumlin’s pass-happy system.

3) Jacob Coker – Alabama (Nov. 7)

Coker has the size and arm strength to be successful in Lane Kiffin’s offense, and will finally get a chance to see the field in extended action. Alabama relied on a lot of quick screens and their dominant running game last year, and that won’t change much in 2015. However, Coker has the ability to make their passing attack even more dangerous.

2) Jeremy Johnson – Auburn (Sept. 19) 

“Like Nick Marshall, but bigger and better” is how one scout described Johnson, who completed 28 of 37 passes in 2014 with three touchdowns and no interceptions in mop-up duty this year. The Tigers will be a better team in 2015, and very few of their offensive weapons are graduating or leaving for the NFL. Gus Malzahn’s offensive scheme will ensure Johnson has the opportunity to put up Heisman-caliber numbers, and he’ll give Auburn a potent passing attack to go along with their dominant ground game.

1) Dak Prescott – Mississippi State (Sept. 12)

Prescott was the Heisman favorite halfway through the season after he carried Mississippi State to the No. 1 ranking in the country, but he fell apart late in the year when teams figured out that he isn’t the most accurate passer. His bruising and productive running style still make him the most dangerous quarterback in the conference, but if he can improve as a passer this offseason, he’ll be a Heisman contender again.

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