As October rolls in, the LSU Tigers find themselves undefeated and ranked as the No. 1 team in the country.
The Tigers have already beaten top 25-ranked Oregon, Mississippi State and West Virginia, in just the first four weeks of the season.
While the dominate play of the LSU defense is a big reason for their great success, there is another factor in the Tigers surge to the top: the suspension of Jordan Jefferson that allowed Jarrett Lee to become the starter at quarterback for the Tigers.
Having that change at QB has made a world of difference for LSU's offense and has made a big impact on the success of this football team.
Click through the slideshow to see three reasons that the suspension of Jordan Jefferson has ended up helping LSU.
Last season, the LSU defense played very well, much like 2011.
However, in many games interceptions by Jordan Jefferson put the Tigers in poor position.
As a matter of fact, Jefferson threw 10 interceptions last season and seven touchdown throws.
His replacement, Jarrett Lee, has only thrown one interception through four games and already has six touchdown passes.
Not turning over the ball has been a positive change for LSU so far this season.
Last season the LSU offense bogged down over and over in big games.
One of the main problems, a year ago, was the lack of efficiency and accuracy of QB Jordan Jefferson.
In 2010, Jefferson completed just 56 percent of his passes, had a low QB efficiency rating of 114.65 and missed open receivers routinely.
This year, Jarrett Lee is playing sharp, is completing 65 percent of his passes and has a strong QB rating of 145.07.
The defense has been good for LSU in 2010 and 2011. The difference is the offense, which is being lead by a more effective quarterback.
Jordan Jefferson has been known to struggle in making quick decisions. Although he improved last season with finding the quick receiver, he relied on his legs too many times and held the ball too long.
As a matter of fact, LSU was in the bottom half of the conference last season in sacks allowed at nearly two per game.
Jarrett Lee has shown this season that he can get rid of the ball quickly and that has helped reduce sacks allowed.
Lee has only been sacked three times in all the first four games combined.
Sacks can kill drives and it has helped LSU to have that number reduced.