LSU allowed the fewest yards of any SEC team last weekend even without getting much from heralded defensive end Sam Montgomery.
Montgomery figures to be more involved Saturday night when the third-ranked Tigers host a Washington team with a banged-up offensive line.
LSU improved to 28-0 in non-conference games under coach Les Miles with last Saturday's 41-14 home victory over North Texas. Though the Tigers surrendered just 219 total yards, Miles felt the numbers would have been better without a couple of big plays by the visitors.
"If we eliminate a 50-yard pass play and an 80-yard touchdown, the reality is that day looks very, very dominant on defense," Miles said.
There is room for improvement, with LSU not registering a sack despite boasting imposing junior defensive ends Montgomery and Barkevious Mingo.
Montgomery did not start and failed to record a tackle as he was replaced by senior Lavar Edwards for most of the game. A third-team All-American selection a year ago and a ...