Following a Thursday night win over Mississippi State, LSU is now 3-0 and ranked No. 2 in the AP poll. The Tigers have found early success with a traditional formula that combines a stout, stifling defense and a ball-control offense with a heavy emphasis on wearing down opposing teams with a punishing running game.
It comes as no surprise that several standout players have been the key to making this formula work.
As anticipated, running backs Spencer Ware and Michael Ford have headlined the ground game, while star defensive players Morris Claiborne, Tyrann Mathieu, Barkevious Mingo and Sam Montgomery have anchored the defense.
However, it is not just the big names which have been important for the Tigers this season.
Several other players have been quietly contributing to a thus far undefeated campaign.