The Tigers are second in scoring defense and second in total defense and are first in turnover margin. A key distinction worth noting, though, especially as it relates to the secondaries is this: the best quarterback Alabama faced this season is Arkansas' Tyler Wilson, who is 23rd in the country in passing efficiency. The second best? Well, either Florida's John Brantley or Mississippi State's Chris Relf.
LSU has had to face a much better group of passers. The Tigers faced not only Wilson, but Oregon's Darron Thomas (No. 13 in passing efficiency), West Virginia's Geno Smith (No. 24) and Georgia's Aaron Murray (No. 26).
Opponents say they rarely, if ever, see an opponent play as aggressive or as much in-your-eye man coverage as LSU does. The Tigers are relentless and just have so much length, Kelly said. Oregon's Josh Huff, one of the fastest men in college football, described facing LSU as "a learning experience." Huff said the Tigers were so dominant, it forced him to think he needs to raise his level of dedication to the game.
LSU won in a rout 40-27 despite the QB's gaudy stat line.[against WVU]
blocked a 26-yard field goal attempt.[Reid against alabama]
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