No. 7 UCF faces No. 11 LSU in New Year’s Day Fiesta Bowl
Fiesta Bowl: No. 7 Central Florida (12-0) vs. No. 11 LSU (9-3), Tuesday, 1:15 p.m. Eastern (ESPN)
Line: LSU by 7 1/2.
Series Record: First meeting.
WHAT'S AT STAKE
UCF takes a 25-game winning streak into the Fiesta Bowl in its bid for a second straight undefeated season. The Knights proclaimed themselves national champions after last season and will likely do so again with a victory at the Fiesta Bowl. LSU is vying for its first 10-win season since 2013.
LSU seeks to preserve top-10 rankings vs. Rice
Rice (1-10) at No. 10 LSU (8-2, No. 7 CFP), 7:30 p.m. EST (ESPNU)
Line: LSU by 43
Series record: LSU leads 37-13-5.
WHAT'S AT STAKE?
LSU wants to stay on track for a New Year's Six bowl game and keep alive slim hopes of sneaking into a College Football Playoff spot — which could happen if three teams in front of the Tigers in the CFP rankings falter during last couple weeks of the regular season.
No. 9 LSU looks to retain Golden Boot against Arkansas
No. 9 LSU (7-2, 4-2 SEC, No. 7 CFP) at Arkansas (2-7, 0-5), 7:30 p.m. EST (SEC Network)
Defense leads No. 5 LSU past No. 22 MSU, 19-3
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Boos rained down from the Tiger Stadium stands, even as quarterback Joe Burrow kneeled to close out No. 5 LSU's latest convincing victory over a ranked opponent.
It was an unusual scene spawned by an unfortunate play that could carry considerable implications going forward.
No. 2 Georgia gets toughest test yet at No. 13 LSU
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU running back Nick Brossette said he's been looking forward to playing Georgia "for a long time now," and would search the internet for a telecast of the last time the Bulldogs played in Tiger Stadium.
The video from 2008 shows a Georgia squad that featured Matthew Stafford, A.J. Green and Knowshon Moreno — and which hardly looked intimidated by the environment in Death Valley while posting 52 points in a two-touchdown victory.
No. 2 Georgia looks to shore up defense against No. 13 LSU
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Linebacker Natrez Patrick says No. 2 Georgia hasn't come close to playing a complete game on defense.
The Bulldogs rank second nationally in scoring average and sixth in average yards allowed. They have trailed just once this season, for 15 seconds against Vanderbilt in a lopsided victory last week, but Patrick isn't impressed.
No. 13 LSU ‘humbled’ entering pivotal stretch
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU running back Nick Brossette describes the 13th-ranked Tigers as a "humbled" team heading into a highly anticipated clash with No. 2 Georgia in Death Valley this weekend.
Brossette said the onus is on senior leaders like him to ensure the team channels its newfound humility in a constructive way following a 27-19 loss at Florida in which LSU let a fourth-quarter lead slip away.
No. 5 LSU tries to add to resume against No. 22 Florida
No. 5 LSU (5-0, 2-0 SEC) at No. 22 Florida (4-1, 2-1), 3:30 p.m. EDT (CBS)
Line: LSU by 2.
Series record: Florida leads 32-29-3.
WHAT'S AT STAKE?
LSU puts its undefeated record on the line against Florida, which is coming off consecutive road wins against Tennessee and Mississippi State.
Several SEC running backs making their presence felt
Power football is alive and well in the Southeastern Conference with several backs putting up impressive numbers running through and around defenders.
Kentucky's Benny Snell Jr. is one of four SEC backs ranked in the top 20 in rushing yardage per game. Snell is third, Mississippi's Scottie Phillips is 13th, Texas A&M's Trayveon Williams is 18th and LSU's Nick Brossette is 20th.
No. 6 LSU beats back Louisiana Tech upset bid, 38-21
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU coach Ed Orgeron compared his team to an overconfident fighter who drops his hands and subsequently gets "hit in the face."
Rather can get knocked out, the sixth-ranked Tigers woke up.
Nick Brossette scored three touchdowns, Clyde Edwards-Helaire rushed for a career-high 136 yards and two TDs, and LSU beat Louisiana Tech 38-21 on Saturday night in a game infused with far more tension than expected.
No. 7 Auburn hosts No. 12 LSU in SEC opener for both
No. 12 LSU (2-0, 0-0 SEC) at No. 7 Auburn (2-0, 0-0), 3:30 p.m. ET (CBS)
Line: Auburn by 10.
Series record: LSU leads 29-22-1.
WHAT'S AT STAKE?
The winner of this game will emerge as perhaps the team most likely to challenge No. 1 Alabama in the SEC West. Both already have big nonconference wins, LSU over No. 21 Miami and Auburn over No. 10 Washington.
No. 12 LSU unhappy with passing game as No. 7 Auburn looms
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Preseason talk about LSU relying more on its passing game this season has transitioned into a search for explanations about why that hasn't happened during the 12th-ranked Tigers' first two games.
No. 25 LSU off and running with 33-17 win over No. 8 Miami
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Nick Brossette and Joe Burrow waited a long time for their chance to be impact players. They helped No. 25 LSU make a strong opening statement.
Brossette ran for 125 yards with his first two career touchdowns and grad transfer quarterback Burrow, who appeared in 10 games the past two seasons at Ohio State, won his first college start as the Tigers beat No. 8 Miami 33-17 on Sunday night.
LSU takes ‘unproven’ backfield into clash with Miami
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU's Nick Brossette and Clyde Edwards-Helaire are hardly the household names the Tigers have been accustomed to featuring at running back.
Current NFL players Jeremy Hill, Leonard Fournette and Derrius Guice all established their credentials in backup roles and were bona fide pro prospects by the time they became featured rushers at LSU.
LSU, Orgeron, take fortress mentality into uncertain 2018
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — If LSU coach Ed Orgeron wanted to highlight perceived slights of the Tigers as a way of motivating players to prove their critics wrong, he'd have plenty of material.
Fournette out as No, 21 LSU meets Jacksonville St.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU star and Heisman Trophy hopeful Leonard Fournette has been given the night off against Jacksonville State, allowing him to rest his sore left ankle.
When No. 21 LSU took the field before kickoff on Saturday night, Fournette was not in uniform, but rather in a purple warm-up suit.