FBS RankingOffenseDefense
Rushing233.0 (21st)117.3 (13th)
Passing190.1 (101st)197.2 (23rd)

Tigers report: Notes, quotes

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DE Marcus Spears -- Spears came through with one of his best all-around performances against Troy, leading LSU with nine tackles, six for losses totaling 34 yards including two sacks, and a pass breakup. "I think Marcus Spears played the best game he has ever played," LSU coach Nick Saban said. "He made tremendous plays in critical times of the game, which to me is the most important of all. When we needed a play to be made, he made a couple of tackles for losses. He was really physical at the line. He played fast and hard and showed a lot of leadership in the way he played."

QB Marcus Randall -- Randall returned to the starting lineup after his fourth-quarter comeback performance in the win at Florida and struggled through three interceptions, but overcame his mistakes by Completing 24 of 37 passes for a career-best 328 yards and the game-winning touchdown with 2:18 left in the game.

"That took a lot of pressure off of me; that kept me going after I made some mistakes. Knowing that I made a mistake, I just went to the sideline, talked to (LSU offensive coordinator Jimbo Fisher) and ironed those things out and went back out and played." -- LSU QB Marcus Randall on coach Nick Saban's decision to leave him in the game, even after three interceptions.

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