SCOUTING THE OFFENSE
JaMarcus Russell started at QB against Florida, but it was senior Marcus Randall who took over and led the Tigers from a 21-7 deficit to a 24-21 victory. The Tigers got some big plays from Randall and RB Joseph Addai and drove for the winning touchdown in the final minute, but they still need to cut back on turnovers and mistakes. With 15 turnovers, they lead the SEC.
SCOUTING THE DEFENSE
The Tigers are fourth in the SEC in pass defense, allowing only 164.8 yards per game, but they've also allowed 11 TD passes, tied for worst in the SEC. Five of those TD passes came against Georgia. Despite giving up a few big plays the Tigers remain among the top defenses in the SEC in several categories and held Florida scoreless in the second half of last week's comeback victory.
QUOTE TO NOTE
"My approach is it's down and dirty time for this team, and we've got to quit worrying about what we did last year in the championship that we won and start thinking about the things that made us champions. Resiliency is to invoke, respect and fear through constant pressure, and that game out there, the way we played was exactly that. ... This team grew up and came together as a team because of this." -- LSU coach Nick Saban on his team's 24-21 comeback victory at Florida.
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