Posted September 13, 2013 on
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Why, here's a familiar early season scenario for eighth-ranked LSU.
A non-conference team enters Death Valley on Saturday night as a more-than five-touchdown underdog.
Still, college football powerhouses are vulnerable to upsets, and players at Kent State (1-1), which beat a ranked team last year, ask why they shouldn't be the ones to end LSU's 43-game regular season winning streak against non-conference opponents.
Kent state center Phil Huffs says ''crazier stuff has happened.''
The Tigers (2-0) are trying to build on early successes against TCU and UAB before their Southeastern Conference slate begins next week against Auburn.
So LSU, which is developing its passing game under new offensive coordinator Cam Cameron, and which has a lot of new, young faces on defense, needs to reach top form in short order.
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No. 8 LSU cruised past its final non-conference opponent before the start of SEC play. Kent State proved to be no match for the Tigers as LSU moved to 3-0 after a 45-13 victory on Saturday.
It's another Saturday night in Tiger Stadium and No. 8 LSU (2-0) will square off against Kent State (1-1) at 6 p.m. The TSD staff will be providing live commentary throughout the game, so join us to follow all the action.
Thus far the No. 8 ranked LSU Tigers have proven to have a capable offense to go along with its suffocating defense. Will that continue on Saturday when the Kent State Golden Flashes visit Baton Rouge?
Coverage of Saturday nights game will take place on ESPNU/WatchESPN beginning at 7:00 pm ET from Tiger Stadium.
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