LSU missing four starters heading into Texas A&M game

Arden Key, Travin Dural not dressed out

By JAMES MORAN | Tiger Rag Associate Editor

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — LSU will take on Texas A&M without four starters and three of its best players.

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Outside linebacker Arden Key and wide receiver Travin Dural aren’t dressed out for the Tigers’ regular-season finale against the Aggies. Both are out with injuries, according to an LSU spokesman.

Add them to an absentee list that already includes inside linebacker Kendell Beckwith (knee) and tailback Leonard Fournette (ankle), who didn’t make the trip to College Station.

Beckwith, LSU’s leading tackler, was ruled out Monday and will be replaced by junior Donnie Alexander. Key, who leads the Tigers with 10 sacks, will be replaced by some combination of senior Tashawn Bower and freshman Michael Divinity. Those two worked as LSU’s outside backers during warm-ups.

The defensive losses loom large, particularly as it appears Texas A&M will get starting quarterback Trevor Knight back. Knight went through warm-ups after missing a handful of games with a shoulder injury.

As for on the offensive side of the ball, Derrius Guice and Darrel Williams will once again see added work in what’ll be Fournette’s fourth missed game of the injury-plagued season. Freshman wideout Dee Anderson, who caught his first career passes last week, could see additional time with Dural out.

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James Moran was Editor of Tiger Rag from August 2018 to October 2019. He previously served as the associate editor since 2014. He is a graduate of the LSU Manship School of Journalism.

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