Lackluster efforts in victories against Auburn and Towson have fourth-ranked LSU needing to make an adjustment as it begins the heart of its SEC schedule this week.
The Tigers will take on 10th-ranked Florida at "the Swamp" in Gainesville, Fla., on Saturday.
Coach Les Miles has been unhappy with the way his team has performed the past two weeks, a span in which LSU (5-0, 1-0) committed five turnovers and 19 penalties. Towson outrushed LSU by 30 yards due to a number of missed tackles.
"We need to play better," Miles said Monday. "We need to be consistent with our culture. We had uncharacteristic turnovers. I'm glad we're getting them out early. We can't afford them as we go forward.
"Our defense played like they are expected to play in spots (against Towson). But, we unexpectedly gave up a grind-out drive at the back end of the game. I am not happy with the penalties. This team understands how to play and the culture in our building. I suspect they will play well against Florida...