LSU linebacker Harold Perkins Jr. put collectively an outstanding recreation in opposition to Arkansas on Saturday.
The freshman had eight whole tackles with 4 sacks and two compelled fumbles in the 13-10 victory because the No. 7 Tigers averted the upset and appeared poised to maneuver up a notch within the subsequent spherical of AP Prime 25 and School Soccer Playoff rankings.
LSU coach Brian Kelly revealed Perkins was feeling below the climate at first of the sport. He described Perkins’ efficiency because the linebacker’s personal “Jordan Flu Recreation” by which Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan performed via an sickness in Recreation 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals in opposition to the Utah Jazz on the best way to the group’s fifth NBA title.
And with the story, got here a surprising revelation.
“I mentioned, ‘Hey, you already know, MJ threw up when he had his best recreation,’” Kelly mentioned he advised Perkins, through ESPN.
“[Perkins] mentioned, ‘Who’s MJ?’”
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Arkansas played with out quarterback Okay.J. Jefferson. The Razorbacks’ quarterback handled a shoulder harm and Cade Fortin was thrust into the function. Fortin was 8-of-13 with 92 yards and a rating. Arkansas couldn’t break via the protection sufficient to get previous the Tigers.
“Not seeming to have a lot success on any of it proper now,” Arkansas coach Sam Pittman mentioned. “And a part of it’s they’ve acquired to respect that the quarterback goes to tug the ball and throw it and in the event that they don’t, you’ve acquired issues.”
The Related Press contributed to this report.