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The Tigers have been dominant this season and will enter the game ranked No. 1 in both the polls and the BCS Standings. LSU, looking to go 8-0 for the first time since 1973 and has defeated all seven of their opponents by double digits.
Les Miles’ team is sparked by a talented defense that ranks among the nation’s best. The Tigers are giving up only 11.7 points per game, which ranks seventh in the nation. LSU checks in at fourth overall, with opponents only managing 251.9 yards per contest. Standout cornerbacks Tyrann Mathieu and Morris Claiborne, as well as pass rusher Sam Montgomery, are some of the key players to watch. The Tigers have given up only 31 total points over their first four SEC games.
LSU’s offense is not to be overshadowed, averaging 38.4 points per game. Steady veteran quarterback Jarrett Lee is surrounded by plenty of talent, led by an excellent wideout in Rueben Randle. The Tigers employ a committee approach at running back, with Spencer Ware leading the way.