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Film Room: LSU 41, Kentucky 3

Welcome to Film Room, our weekly analysis of LSU’s last football game. Have a seat. No talking. No tweeting. No texting. Pay attention.

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How They Happened (big-play analysis)

Punt return to the house: In the first quarter, Tre’Davious White returned a punt 67 yards for a touchdown to give LSU a 17-0 lead.WhitePunt

  • As you see above, Kentucky had seven men to the left hash when White caught the punt. That means four UK players – including the punter – were left down the field to possibly make the tackles. Give credit to White here. He started the play by taking a step toward the group of six UK players bunched in front of him and then wheeled around them (red line). That one step really sparks the play because the entire group closes around him.
  • See the black circle? That’s safety Jamal Adams. He’s a second away from delivering the knockout punch, a springing block that had Brent Musburger screaming on the live broadcast. Adams is just one of three players who get key blocks on this play. While running down the right sideline, White got blocks from linebackers Deion Jones and D.J. Welter.
  • Said Adams about that block: “I peeled back, seen him and he didn’t see me so I laid the wood on him.” Adams said he told White before the play to look for him blocking down the middle of the field. “He trusted me,” Adams said. Adams’ block:

Another shot:

Hunting Hunter: On fourth-and-2 from the LSU 29-yard line, Kentucky running back Jojo Kemp lost two yards after being hit in the backfield by defensive end Danielle Hunter.

  • First off, it should be noted that Hunter was not on the field for the fourth-down play at first. Kentucky used a timeout before the fourth-down try. Freshman DE Deondre Clark was on the field before the timeout. Hunter replaced Clark when LSU retook the field for the fourth-down attempt. He lined up on the right side, over 290-pound left tackle Darrian Miller.UK4th2
  • Hunter (red arrow) is the key to the play. He took on two blockers (numbers 1 and 2), splitting them to make the tackle for loss. First, he completely whipped Miller (No. 2) in a one-on-one matchup, slipping to his inside. After that, Hunter plowed through the pulling backside guard, 300-pound Ramsey Meyers (No. 1).UK4th
  • LSU loaded the box on the play (see photo to the right). At snap, the Tigers had nine players in the box, and Kentucky had eight blockers. LB Kwon Alexander crept up to the line to give LSU about six players on the line of scrimmage. Alexander rushed just outside of Hunter. The UK FB must block Alexander instead of leading into the hole.

Old school football: Late in the third quarter, Terrence Magee had runs of 35 and 23 yards, the latter for a touchdown to put LSU up 41-3.

  • Both of Magee’s back-to-back runs came via solid blocking by the offensive line and FB Connor Neighbors. Magee’s 35-yard run came to the right side with Neighbors leading through the hole. His 23-yard touchdown came to the left side, on a stretch play, with Neighbors leading through the hole.MageeRun
  • Above, you see a fine example of blocking on Magee’s 35-yard scamper to the right side. This is just a simple power play off-tackle. Three key blocks led to the long run: Neighbors (red circle), center Elliott Porter (yellow circle) and Vadal Alexander (black circle). They each won one-on-one matchups.
  • Give credit, of course, to Magee’s vision and speed on both plays but specifically the 35-yarder. Neighbors creates a hole, but it’s not huge. Magee slipped around Neighbors’ back foot (he nearly hits it and trips), squirting through the seam. That’s something big Leonard Fournette might not have been able to do.

What an opener: Terrence Magee returned the opening kickoff 49 yards to set up LSU’s game-opening touchdown.

  • Kentucky faked what appeared to be an onside kick. Just before the kick, the Wildcats shuffled their alignment, but then kicked away. The problem: the kick was short because the kicker didn’t get a full running start. MageeTD
  • Credit Magee here for a great cutback. He sees the hole and has quick enough feet to cut left and slip through the hole. Deion Jones (circled) gets a key block on the play.

Big Ugly Blips and Booms (O-line analysis)

  • LSU did run for more than 300 yards, but the offensive line had several blips. Most of them came from center Elliott Porter. We charted him for 3-4 blips (missed blocks that result in a poor play). Pass protection was better than it was against Florida, but, still, there were at least three pass-pro busts by the line – one coming from each Porter, Ethan Pocic, Vadal Alexander and La’el Collins (though Collins’ was less severe).
  • On the plus side, there were plenty of booms (springing blocks that lead to positive plays). Collins had three booms and Alexander had two. All of this happened in the first three quarters. Subs entered in the fourth quarter, a period in which we did not break down.

Monday Morning Quarterback (QB analysis)

  • Anthony Jennings followed his best performance against a major conference team – at Florida last week – with, maybe, his worst. It was a struggle. Jennings had about five misfires (so, basically, he was at fault for most of his incompletions). Excluding those misfires, there was a communication issue between him and a receiver once. It’s unclear who to to blame on that play.
  • Jennings held the ball for far too long. The pass protection, as mentioned above, was pretty solid. Jennings just can’t seem to find an open guy. And they were open. He missed a wide open Trey Quinn early in the game, and he threw a bad pass to Connor Neighbors on what would have been a touchdown. He overthrew Malachi Dupre, underthrew Travin Dural once and heaved a few out of bounds.
  • Brandon Harris saw only mop-up duty. Something we didn’t see more from Jennings is designed runs, the zone-read, etc. Even color analyst Jesse Palmer mentions the lack of QB runs for Jennings.

Backing It Up (RB/FB analysis)

  • Leonard Fournette had some issues. He had 15 carries and averaged just 2.7 yards. Again, vision seems to be an issue. When LSU went to Terrence Magee in the second half, there was a pretty clear difference in the vision of the running back. Fournette is still not seeing the holes well, but there’s a reason for this: sometimes there wasn’t a hole. Kentucky knew when Fournette was in the backfield, and they loaded the box.
  • Something interesting about Fournette: LSU coaches promised him in high school (during recruiting) that he’d return kickoffs, said play-by-play man Brent Musburger. Fournette has developed into LSU’s lead back and there were thoughts that he’d be removed from the kickoff team.
  • No. 2 fullback Melvin Jones played a second straight solid game. He had at least four booms, and Connor Neighbors had 2-3 booms in his return to the field.MageeCatch
  • Magee played tremendous. He made some nifty moves, made a one-handed catch (check it out to the right) and kept those legs churning through defenders.

Five-yard Out (WR analysis)

  • Malachi Dupre had the only drop. He also had a boom, though, on a Jennings designed run that picked up 10-plus yards and a first down.
  • The receivers were mainly removed from this game. After all, Jennings only completed seven passes and all but two were to someone other than a receiver (both went to Dural).

Front Seven (D-line/LB analysis)

  • Here’s where LSU won the game. The Tigers dominated up front in their best performance of the season. They had 13 QB pressures in the first three quarters. DEs Jermauria Rasco and Danielle Hunter each had two. Hunter had four attacks (an exceptional defensive play that resulted in a poor offensive play). He had the best game of his season so far.
  • Bellow are examples of Hunter’s speed and then Rasco’s perseverance:

  • The Tigers are doing some different things, it appears, to get pressure on the quarterback. It looks to be working. First off, freshman DE Sione Teuhema played at the one DT spot in the Mustang package, LSU’s pass-rush down that includes three linemen. On one Mustang, Hunter played the DT spot. Basically, what we’re telling you is that LSU is removing its defensive tackles in the Mustang and that’s somewhat new.MustangPressure
  • To the right is one example of LSU pressuring the QB from the Mustang with Teuhema at the DT spot. Teuhema rolls around Rasco and LB Deion Jones wheels around the end. LSU overloads the right side and it works.
  • As for the other linebackers, Kendell Beckwith missed two tackles, but he seemed to fly around to the ball well. Kwon Alexander was often caught on the backside of the play. It looks like Kentucky ran many plays away from him – a wise move. Kentucky ran its Wildcat four times in the first three quarters. It gained six yards. That’s a good reflection on the linebackers.
  • Hey, speaking of Beckwith, here’s that hit on him in the third quarter. He gets up wobbly, but came to postgame interviews and said he was OK:

Break It Up (DB analysis)

  • Two words: Jamal. Adams. He had the best game of his career so far. The true freshman had about a half-dozen kills (attacks plus pressures). In the Mustang, he’s the pass-rusher, and he’s quick, too. Check out the shot below.

  • Adams appears to have moved into one of the two safety roles when LSU switches to the nickel defense. The nickelback is Jalen Mills, and the safeties are Adams and Ronald Martin or Rickey Jefferson. Adams was expected to replace Dwayne Thomas (out for the season) at the nickel, but Mills has moved into the role with Adams in for Mills at safety.

The fans

We’ll leave you with this shot taken midway through the third quarter of the LSU student section.

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Photos and video courtesy of ESPN/SEC Network.

How I Voted: Week 8

QB Jameis Winston and Florida State remained undefeated with a win over Notre Dame. (AP)

QB Jameis Winston and Florida State remained undefeated with a win over Notre Dame. (AP)

How I Voted will be a weekly blog in which Ross Dellenger reveals his AP Top 25 voting with a blurb on each explaining that team’s ranking.

1. Mississippi State

2. Florida State (UP 1)

3. Ole Miss (DOWN 1)

4. Alabama (UP 4)

5. Auburn (UP 2)

6. Georgia

7. Oregon (UP 5)

8. Notre Dame DOWN 3)

9. Kansas State (UP 5)

10. Michigan State (DOWN 1)

11. Ohio State 

12. Baylor (DOWN 8)

13. TCU 

14. Nebraska (UP 1)

15. Arizona State (UP 2)

16. Southern Cal (UP 2)

17. Arizona (UP 2)

18. Duke (UP 3)

19. Utah (UP 3)

20. Oklahoma (DOWN 10)

21. East Carolina (DOWN 1)

22. Clemson (UP 1)

23. LSU (NR)

24. West Virginia (NR)

25. Marshall

  • Others considered: Minnesota, Maryland, Louisville, UCLA, Missouri, Colorado State.
  • Biggest jump: Kansas State and Oregon both moved up five spots. The Wildcats won at Oklahoma, and the Ducks beat Washington.
  • Biggest fall: Oklahoma, after that home loss to K-State, fell 10 spots to No. 20.
  • Questionable move: TCU beat then-No. 16 Oklahoma State in resounding fashion (42-9), but we didn’t move the Horned Frogs at all. It’s tough.
  • Newbies: LSU (23), West Virginia (24)
  • Dropped out: Oklahoma state (16), Rutgers (24)

Postgame: LSU 41, Kentucky 3

Terrence Magee had 127 yards rushing and nearly 100 more on receiving and returns. (Travis Spradling)

Terrence Magee had 127 yards rushing and nearly 100 more on receiving and returns. (Travis Spradling)

The Game Story

Bradley Dale Peveto, LSU’s normally jolly, talkative special teams coordinator, stood near the goal posts at the north end of Tiger Stadium and had trouble speaking.

Oh yes – this was something special.

LSU’s special teams unit followed a bumbling performance at Florida last week with a stunning display Saturday night.

The group ignited a big early lead, masked the Tigers’ shoddy passing attack and willed LSU to a 41-3 thumping of Kentucky on Saturday night.

Read the full story here.

The Turning Point

LSU’s defense – namely DE Danielle Hunter – made the big stand that seemed to keep momentum with the Tigers. Kentucky failed on a fourth-and-2 from the LSU 29 with about five minutes left in the second quarter. RB Jojo Kemp was dropped for a 2-yard loss by Hunter.

The Stars

  • LSU RB Terrence Magee: The senior had 220 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns. That included a 49-yard kickoff return, 127 yards rushing and 44 yards receiving. Magee had a 14-yard reception, 38-yard run and 9-yard TD run during a drive that put LSU up 34-3.

    Jamal Adams finished second on the team with eight tackles. (Travis Spradling)

    Jamal Adams finished second on the team with eight tackles. (Travis Spradling)

  • LSU S Jamal Adams: The true freshman from Texas had a breakout game for the Tigers. Adams finished second on the team with eight tackles, had the springing block on White’s punt return for a score and made a handful of great plays as LSU’s safety. He didn’t come off of the field very often, playing safety in LSU’s nickel package (Jalen Mills moved to the nickel).
  • CB Tre’Davious White: White had returns of of 9, 17, 21 and 67 yards, the last his crowd-rousing touchdown in the first quarter that put LSU up 17-0. White showed something he had not earlier this season – nifty moves and speed in returning kicks.

The Numbers

  • 524: Combined yards allowed by LSU over last two games.
  • 303: Rushing yards by LSU on Saturday.
  • 1: Punt return yards for Kentucky (LSU allowed 169 to UF).

The Quote

“What you have to do as a coach is point the finger at yourself first and say, ‘Hey, this is my fault. We’re going to fix it and here’s how we’re going to fix it.’” – Bradley Dale Peveto after the Tigers’ stellar special teams play a week following the struggles at Florida.

Game Day: LSU vs. Kentucky

Kendell Beckwith and LSU's defense could have their hands full with Kentucky's offense. (Bill Feig)

Kendell Beckwith and LSU’s defense could have their hands full with Kentucky’s offense. (Bill Feig)

UPDATES

6:15: Follow out in-game live chat.

6:10: Lewis Neal, moved from defensive end to defensive tackle during fall camp, was at defensive end during pregame warmups. Neal prefers to play defensive end but was moved to tackle during the first week of fall camp because of depth issues at the position. He appears to have moved back to end.

6:08: Beckwith was spotted during full squad 1 vs. 1 warmups with the first string at middle linebacker.

6:04: D.J. Welter ran with the first string at middle linebacker during warmups. Kendell Beckwith got his first career start last week at middle linebacker. They’re listed as co-starters in the game day depth chart.

6:02: Kentucky is wearing gray tops with blue bottoms.

5:58: Quentin Thomas and Maquedius Bain were the No. 2 defensive tackles during warmups.

5:44: Representatives from the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl (formerly Capital One) are the only bowl reps at Saturday’s game. They were at last week’s win at Florida.

5:37: Anthony Jennings and Brandon Harris normally each take snaps from the starting center, Elliott Porter, during warmups, but during warmups today, No. 3 Brad Kragthorpe also joined the rotation in taking snaps from Porter. This might be nothing new, but it’s the first time we’ve noticed it.

5:27: DT Maquedius Bain appears to be playing with an injured middle finger on his left hand. He had the finger taped heavily during warmups. Bain seems to have evolved into LSU’s first defensive tackle sub.

5:18: LSU DT Quentin Thomas was on the field for warmups. He played just three to five snaps in the win at Florida last week for what coach Les Miles called “productivity” issues. Thomas is playing with a torn biceps in his right arm and injured his left arm against Mississippi State.

5:13: Kentucky coach Mark Stoops and Les Miles spent several minutes talking while on the field. Stoops entered the stadium and gave a long look at Tiger Stadium’s new south end zone addition.

4:57: LSU starting fullback Connor Neighbors is warming up with the rest of the backs. Neighbors sprained his ankle against Auburn and did not make the trip to Florida last week. Coach Les Miles and Neighbors said this week that the fullback would return to action against Kentucky.

4:40: Looks like LSU’s live bengal tiger, Mike VI, won’t be entering Tiger Stadium for his pregame tour around the field. He has not come out of his cage yet this season. This is the fifth home game.

4:08: No major changes on LSU’s depth chart, a shot of which is below. At tight end, Travis Dickson moves from the No. 4 slot to the No. 3, swapping with DeSean Smith but they’re listed as co-players at the position.

4:03: Our live shot from Tiger Stadium:

The Info

  • Match: LSU (5-2, 1-2) vs. Kentucky (5-1, 2-1)
  • TDP: 6:39 p.m., Saturday, Tiger Stadium
  • TV: SEC Network (Brent Musberger, Jesse Palmer, Maria Taylor)
  • Series Record: LSU leads 39-16-1

Players To Watch (LSU)

  • RB Leonard Fournette: LSU rode Fournette for for 140 yards on 27 carries in the win over Florida last week, but will the Tigers keep handing it to the former No. 1 recruit in the nation? Les Miles likes his running back rotation.
  • QB Anthony Jennings: Remember the last time Jennings played in Tiger Stadium? It wasn’t pretty. Jennings was booed, threw two interceptions and LSU’s offense was stuck in a rut. He was yanked from the game for true freshman Brandon Harris.

    Leonard Fournette had 140 yards at Florida. (Travis Spradling)

    Leonard Fournette had 140 yards at Florida. (Travis Spradling)

  • LB Kendell Beckwith: Against Kentucky’s (kinda) Air Raid offense LSU’s linebackers are key, specifically the guy in the middle. Beckwith has assumed the role of LSU’s starting middle linebacker. Kentucky likes to spread it around on offense, create mismatches with linebackers and runs a bevy of crossing routes.

Players To Watch (Kentucky)

  • QB Patrick Towles: Towles has been solid (62.5 completion, 1,541 yards), and he’s got better feet than at first glance. He’s not the dual-threat of Dak Prescott and Nick Marshall, but he’s a mobile guy. The sophomore was one of the top 10 pro-style QBs out of high school and was the No. 1 recruit in Kentucky.
  • S A.J. Stamps: A junior college transfer, Stamps has made an immediate impact for the Wildcats. He has a team-leading three interceptions and is sixth on the team with 27 tackles.
  • RB Boom Williams: Stanley “Boom” Williams is a true freshman and former four star recruit who’s averaging 8.8 yards a carry. The guy has just 23 carries, 203 yards and two touchdowns.

Key Matchup

  • LSU’s DBs vs. UK’s passing: We mentioned the Air Raid above. The Wildcats spread the ball around (five receivers have 12 catches or more) and they throw 33 times a game. LSU’s strongest unit might be a group of defensive backs who have eight interceptions through seven games. The DBs, however, have had tight coverage over the last couple of games, but have failed to make plays at the ball.

The Opponent

  • Sagarin rating: No. 45
  • Best win: 45-38 vs. No. 30 South Carolina
  • Worst loss: 36-33 (3 OT) at No. 19 Florida
  • Sagarin strength of schedule: No. 136
  • Record vs. Sagarin Top 30: 1-1

The Series

Last 10

  • 2011: LSU 35-7 in Baton Rouge
  • 2007: UK 43-37 (3 OT) in Lexington
  • 2006: LSU 49-0 in Baton Rouge
  • 2002: 33-30 in Lexington
  • 2001: LSU 29-25 in Lexington
  • 2000: LSU 34-0 in Baton Rouge
  • 1999: UK 31-5 in Lexington
  • 1998: UK 39-36 in Baton Rouge
  • 1997: LSU 63-28 in Lexington
  • 1996: LSU 41-14 in Baton Rouge

Biggest series wins

  • LSU: 49-0 (49 points) in 2006
  • UK: 31-5 (26) in 1999

The Spread

LSU -10.5

Five memorable games: LSU vs. Kentucky

  • Oct. 17, 1981 – LSU 24, Kentucky 10: Wide receiver Eric Martin returns a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown to spark the Tigers to victory in what would otherwise turn out to be a dismal 3-7-1 season under second-year coach Jerry Stovall. To date, it is the last kickoff return for a touchdown by an LSU player in Tiger Stadium.
  • Oct. 18, 1986 – LSU 25, Kentucky 16: Redshirt freshman quarterback Tommy Hodson gets hit so hard he bites through his tongue and suffers a mild concussion, but after five stitches comes back to direct a typically gritty LSU victory in Lexington. The win keeps the Tigers on track for their first Southeastern Conference championship since 1970.
  • Oct. 13, 2001 – LSU 29, Kentucky 25: Rohan Davey finds freshman receiver Michael Clayton on a third-and-goal touchdown pass from the 6 with 13 seconds left as the Tigers escape Lexington with another hard-fought win. The victory paves the way for LSU’s first appearance in the SEC Championship Game and another conference title.
  • Nov. 9, 2002 – LSU 33, Kentucky 30: The play was called Dash Right 93 Berlin. Today, everyone knows it as The Bluegrass Miracle. Taking its place in LSU lore alongside Billy Cannon’s punt return and Warren Morris’ home run, Marcus Randall lets it fly on a play that starts at the Tigers’ 25-yard line and finds Devery Henderson in a crowd of players near the UK 19. The ball bounces off two defenders and onto Henderson’s right hand as he heads to glory. “All I remember was bobbling the ball and pulling it in,” Henderson said, “then running like hell.”
  • Oct. 13, 2007 – Kentucky 43, LSU 37 (3 OTs): LSU takes its No. 1 ranking to Lexington and comes up short in triple overtime against the No. 17-ranked Wildcats. LSU leads 27-14 late in the third quarter, but UK rallies to force overtime tied 27-27. After a 7-yard TD pass from Andre Woodson to Steve Johnson in the third extra period, On the ensuing drive, LSU running back Charles Scott is stopped a yard short on fourth-and-2 at the UK 15.

Pick 6: Q and A with an opposing beat reporter

We were able to secure the precious time of the coolest guy in Lexington, a one Brett Dawson, for this week’s Pick 6.

Brett works for Cats Illustrated, the Rivals.com site, and covers Kentucky like a blanket would on Ross during those chilly October Lexington nights.

Kentucky, where Derby Day - and its outfits - rule like no other.

Kentucky, where Derby Day – and its outfits – rule like no other.

Follow Brett at @BDawsonRivals and read his work here. 

1. Kentucky won two games last season, and the Wildcats already have five wins in their first six games in 2014. What’s behind the turnaround?

First and foremost, talent. There are some veteran playmakers Mark Stoops inherited – quarterback Patrick Towles, for example, and defensive end Bud Dupree – but many of the players making the biggest impact are first- and second-year players recruited by Stoops.

Take running back, where Kentucky is deeper and more talented than it has been in years. Junior Braylon Heard (a Nebraska transfer), sophomore Jojo Kemp and freshman Stanley “Boom” Williams all are Stoops recruits. So are wide receivers Javess Blue and Ryan Timmons, defensive end Za’Darius Smith and safety A.J. Stamps (perhaps UK’s best player).

Beyond that, there’s been a considerable change in attitude. The schedule is backloaded, and Kentucky built some confidence with easy wins early and a strong performance at Florida.

2. How would you describe Kentucky’s offensive philosophy and scheme?

It’s one of many variations of the “Air Raid,” which Hal Mumme introduced to the SEC at Kentucky in the late 1990s. There are spread principles, but UK is fairly balanced and titled slightly more toward the run (105 passes, 119 runs).

Kentucky also can do some damage out of a wildcat formation, primarily with Kemp taking the direct snap (Heard has done it once, and scored a 38-yard touchdown). Kemp’s only pass this season was intercepted, but the Wildcats burned South Carolina with a trick play out of the formation that resulted in a 48-yard touchdown pass from Towles to Timmons.

3. Kentucky allows 342 yards a game. That ranks 32nd nationally. How hands-on is head coach Mark Stoops (a former highly touted defensive coordinator) in the defense?

Extremely. D.J. Eliot is in just his second season as a defensive coordinator, and Stoops largely runs the show. In all of Stoops’ stops as a position coach and coordinator, he’s overseen significant improvement in Year 2, and the same thing is underway at Kentucky.

The secondary – he’s particularly involved with the safeties – has improved dramatically. Kentucky has intercepted 11 passes this season after picking off three in 12 games a year ago.

4. When’s the last time there has been more excitement around Kentucky football and does it dare equal the annual preseason interest in the Cats’ legendary hoops program?

It’s been at least since 2007, the last time Kentucky got off to a start this fast. That season, of course, included a win over No. 1 and eventual BCS champion LSU. But UK’s ticket sales have been relatively tepid. The capacity at Commonwealth Stadium this season during a renovation is 62,093 and UK has sold out only once, against South Carolina.

So Stoops isn’t exactly overshadowing John Calipari yet. But there seems to be more buzz for this week’s trip to LSU than for Friday night’s Big Blue Madness, in part because Stoops’ team is playing so well and in part because Calipari’s already has had six exhibition games and a practice televised this offseason.

5. LSU is an old-fashioned team that uses a fullback and the I-formation quite often to run right at opponents. Is Kentucky’s defense equipped to handle this power game and how do you believe UK will perform?

Not particularly well. If there’s a consistent knock on Kentucky’s defense – including by Stoops and Eliot – it’s the lack of physical play by the linebackers, and that could be a significant factor against LSU’s power running game.

Steve Spurrier caught some heat from South Carolina fans for going away from a power running game and balancing out the offense when it appeared Kentucky could not stop the run.

6. What’s the one thing Kentucky must do well to win this game?

Slow the run. That’s not the only thing – limiting turnovers and creating some big plays also are essential – but if Kentucky can’t keep LSU from marching down the field on the ground, it has precious little chance of springing an upset.

The Wildcats are much better than a year ago, but they still have many of the same core pieces from back-to-back 2-10 teams, and the middle of the defense still is a work in progress. If LSU is able to control the line of scrimmage and run down Kentucky’s throat, the offense may not get the chances it needs to make the sort of big plays that can keep the game close.

Times of Interest: LSU vs. Kentucky

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8:30 a.m.                               LSU SportShop opens
Noon                                     Ticket office opens
1:30 p.m.                              Tiger One Village opens (front of PMAC)
2 p.m.                                    David St. Romain performs in Tiger One Village
3:30 p.m.                              Club level and Suites open at Tiger Stadium
3:45 p.m.                              LSU Student gates open at Tiger Stadium
4 p.m.                                   All remaining gates open at Tiger Stadium
4:25 p.m.                              LSU walks down “Victory Hill”
4:35 p.m.                              Mike VI comes down Victory Hill
4:40 p.m.                              Band comes down Victory Hill
6:04 p.m.                              Mike the Tiger and LSU Cheerleaders field parade
6:20 p.m.                              Captain Presentation – Fred Miller, Richard Granier 
6:22:30 p.m.                         Golden Band from Tigerland takes the field for pregame
6:27 p.m.                              Alma Mater and National Anthem
6:33:30 p.m.                         LSU intro video
6:35 p.m.                              LSU takes the field
6:36 p.m.                              Kentucky takes the field
6:36 p.m.                              Coin toss at midfield
6:39 p.m.                              Kickoff: LSU vs. Kentucky on SEC Network