GAME BALL GOES TO
QBs Marcus Randall and JaMarcus Russell -- There are a still a lot of questions to be answered by LSU's quarterbacks, but they handled their struggles in the opener and the subsequent scrutiny by bouncing back with effective performances. Randall completed five of seven passes for 59 yards and a touchdown; he had a TD pass to Dwayne Bowe erased by a penalty for the second consecutive week. Russell came off the bench and hit seven of 11 passes for 151 yards and two touchdowns.
KEEP AN EYE ON
RBs Justin Vincent and Joseph Addai -- One week after the running game failed to get on track, the Tigers ran for 238 yards, with 102 yards from Vincent and 95 from Addai. They combined to average 9.9 yards a carry. "We sat down and talked to each other and said we had to go out and dominate," Vincent said. "We know (defenses) are going to stack up in the box and try to stop the run against us. Once they do that, we're going to have to play-action to get stuff done. If everybody gets their assignments done, that's all we're worried about."
QUOTE TO NOTE
"I was pleased with the way our players went out and competed in the game. I think we made an effort every day to get better with our execution. We ran the ball more effectively and we were more efficient in the passing game." -- LSU coach Nick Saban.
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