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LSU (2-1, 1-0 SEC) returns to Tiger Stadium on Saturday night to face Arkansas (2-1) for the annual Battle for the Boot. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. on ESPN with Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit on the call. Holly Rowe will report from the sidelines.

The Tigers are coming off a 41-14 win at Mississippi State last weekend, while the Razorbacks lost to BYU 38-31 in Fayetteville.

The Tigers won last year's matchup vs. the Hogs, 13-10, and have won seven of the previous ten meetings. LSU's overall record vs. Arkansas is 43-23-2. Preview per

“It’s a hard-fought, physical game each and every year,” Kelly said. “It’s a rivalry, trophy game. I know our guys understand who they’re playing and the tough games that we’ve had with them.”

The opponent changes, but the mindset stays the same. Starting fast, building momentum and leaving no doubt will once again be the focus heading into another SEC battle. Playing with an edge is important too, and the way the team approached last week from a mental standpoint, Kelly says, translated on the field in a positive way.

“They want to be a tough, hard-nosed, physical football team,” Kelly said. “We’re letting them create that demeanor. I want gentlemen off the field, but I want tough guys on the field.” Read more.
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Coach Brian Kelly will get us a Big W today! Hooray!
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Why didn’t the golden band play the fight song when they came down the hill???!!!
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