SCOUTING THE OFFENSE
One week after running for 57 yards against Troy, LSU made a commitment to running the ball against Vanderbilt and rushed for a season-high 273 yards. Unfortunately for the Tigers, they also lost senior center Ben Wilkerson to a season-ending knee injury on the final game of the game. That's a bad break anytime, but it's even worse for an LSU team preparing to play an Alabama defense ranked No. 1 in the nation, allowing 221.8 yards per game.
SCOUTING THE DEFENSE
The Tigers have forced only 14 turnovers so far this season, and while they did finally force and recover two fumbles against Vanderbilt, they have still gone four games without an interception. LSU is allowing only 15.9 points and 256 yards per game, but coach Nick Saban is looking for the defense to provide more opportunities for the offense.
QUOTE TO NOTE
"It was like, 'Wooo,' I'm here again.' It was great to be back in the end zone on a punt." -- LSU wide receiver and punt returner Skyler Green, who returned two punts for touchdowns last season and finally returned one last week for the first time all season.
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