After three dominant performances, LSU is back in a familiar position. Its first SEC opponent is in a decidedly unfamiliar one.
The second-ranked Tigers will try to keep rolling during Saturday night's visit to Auburn, which nearly came into this matchup winless.
LSU has outscored its first three opponents 145-31 and showcased its depth in last week's 63-14 rout of visiting Idaho. While filling in for injured safety Craig Loston, sophomore Ronald Martin had two interceptions and returned one for a touchdown in his first collegiate start.
"I think everyone can see that we can be a dominant football team," coach Les Miles said. "In all three phases at different times, we were dominant in this game."
Backup running backs Kenny Hilliard and Jeremy Hill combined for 177 yards and ran for two touchdowns apiece with Hillard gaining 116. Because of an unspecified injury to starter Alfred Blue, LSU (3-0, 0-0) might need those two players' help as it tries to hang on to its lofty spot in ...