THIS WEEK'S GAME: LSU at Georgia, Oct. 2 -- These teams met twice last year with Tigers winning both games. LSU won 17-10 in Baton Rouge on Sept. 20 and then beat the Bulldogs 34-13 in the SEC Championship Game. The Tigers can make it three in a row and stay in the SEC West race if they can pass the ball effectively, stop Georgia's running game and avoid big mistakes in the special teams.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
QB Marcus Randall and JaMarcus Russell -- Both quarterbacks broke out with quality performances last week, but consider the opponent (Mississippi State) before getting too excited. They both struggled in a 10-9 loss at Auburn two weeks ago and will face an even better defense this week at Georgia.
WR Dwayne Bowe -- LSU has quality backs to run the ball, but they need their receivers to make play and stretch the defense. Bowe has been LSU's best bet so far, with 16 receptions for 284 yards and 4 TDs.
CB Corey Webster -- Webster got off to a slow start this season but got back on the right track last week, earning SEC defensive player of the week award by recording two tackles, a pass interception, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in just one half of play.
Freshman Glenn Dorsey moved ahead of junior college transfer Claude Wroten at the left defensive tackle spot in last Saturday's game against Mississippi State. Freshman Ali Highsmith also opened at Sam linebacker ahead of juco transfer E.J. Kuale. "I think the changes helped us a little bit," LSU coach Nick Saban said. ...
WR-KR Skyler Green, who has not played in LSU's past three games because of a sprained ankle, is expected to return against Georgia. "If I see Skyler Green at practice this week, and he's confident, comfortable and not worried about his ankle, then he'll be ready to play," Saban said. ... DB Mario Stevenson (foot) appears to be the only LSU player not available for the Georgia game.
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