Second-ranked LSU Tigers are about to meet their toughest competition in West Virginia this season. The Tigers moved up a spot to No. 2 in the nation after a big win over Mississippi State on Thursday, and will take on the 16th-ranked WVU Mountaineers next Saturday. Every game here on out is the Tigers' biggest, as they will need to remain undefeated if they want a shot at the BCS National Championship.
West Virginia will be the highest ranked opponent the Tigers have faced since their Week 1 victory over then-No. 3 Oregon. The biggest challenge for LSU going into this one will be playing in Mountaineer Stadium with the noise produced by the WVU faithful. Despite the home-field advantage, the Mountaineers aren't expected to come close in their matchup with the best the SEC has to offer, and the Bayou Bengals should win this won handily.