‘Who’s MJ?’: Tigers’ star freshman has his own ‘Jordan influenza
Nov 12, 2022 Jeremy WillisESPN.com Freshman linebacker Harold Perkins Jr.
had himself a historical day in the No. 7 LSU Tigers’ 13-10 win over the Arkansas Razorbacks.Perkins, a previous luxury hire, had 8 deals with, 4 sacks and 2 required fumbles Saturday. He sealed the win when he stripped Arkansas quarterback Cade Fortin and the fumble was recovered by LSU’s Mekhi Wingo.Harold Perkins. Again. ESPN pic.twitter.com/0KZbc9ihfT!.?.!— LSU Football (@LSUfootball)November 12, 2022 What made the performance more impressive
was that Perkins did it all
while sick with the flu.”He got sick prior to the game,”LSU coach Brian Kelly stated afterward.”He threw up as
we were going into our team conference. “Kelly invoked the”Jordan Influenza Video Game” when he talked to Perkins on Saturday early morning. In Video game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals, Michael Jordan, while ill and dehydrated, scored 38 points in 44 minutes to give the Chicago Bulls a 3-2 series lead against the Utah Jazz en path to Chicago’s fifth NBA title. 1 Related”I said,’Hey, you know, MJ threw up when he had his greatest game,'”Kelly said.”[ Perkins] said,’Who’s MJ?'”While he may not know of His Airness, Perkins put himself in elite company with his game against the Razorbacks.The Mayor of Fayetteville pic.twitter.com/qnpOqR85ti!.?.!— LSU Football(@LSUfootball )November 12, 2022 # 40– Bj Ojulari (@Bj_O9 )November 12, 2022 Not much else to state about Harold Perkins. His efficiency was among
the best I have actually seen by a freshman. He willed this group to victory today. pic.twitter.com/Q5GI0JtdaD!.?.!— Brian Kelly(@CoachBrianKelly)November 12, 2022 He tied LSU’s record for sacks in a game with Chuck Wiley,
who had 4 in a 1995 match. No LSU player had 3 sacks and a forced fumble in a game given that a minimum of 2004, according to
ESPN Stats & Information.With 4 sacks and 2 forced fumbles, Perkins is simply the 4th FBS player ever to have that stat line and the first to do it in a Power 5 game because Chase Young with the Ohio State Buckeyes in 2019. Young’s performance came in his All-American junior season before ending up being the No. 2 total draft pick in the 2020 NFL draft.Another suggestion that Perkins
is just a freshman.