It’s the start of a fresh work week for LSU. The Tigers took down Eastern Michigan 44-22 in unimpressive fashion on Saturday. Now LSU focuses its attention on a struggling South Carolina team. The Tigers received plenty of praise from the Associated Press poll and the SEC Country Power Poll on Sunday. Here’s what every LSU fan needs to know to start the week:
- Take a look at who received a game ball from Saturday’s game. A hint, it starts with Leonard and ends with Fournette. However, there were three other honorable mentions.
- ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit has LSU in his College Football Playoff prediction after Week 5. Check out who else Herbstreit has in his picks and who the Tigers would play in the hypothetical playoff.
- The new AP poll was released on Sunday. The Tigers moved up a couple of spots in the latest edition and are now the highest-ranked SEC team in the poll. They are also No. 1 in The Official SEC Power Poll as well.
Other LSU stories from around the Internet
- The Advocate’s Marcus Rodrigue provided his Sunday notes. Rodrigue spoke with linebacker Deion Jones, who gave a humorous account of his pick-six against the Eagles on Saturday. Rodrigue also provided an update on Lamar Louis’ concussion.
- NOLA.com’s Randy Rosetta wrote a feature on Jones and discussed his long path to becoming a starter on LSU’s defense. Jones started only one game during his first three seasons and is now one of LSU’s most important players.
- Rosetta also shifted gears from last Saturday’s game to LSU’s next opponent, South Carolina. He broke down the Gamecocks’ strengths and weaknesses, as well as the key players to watch on South Carolina.
Best stories around the SEC
- The SEC haters are back in full force. One analyst bashed the conference’s group of quarterbacks while another pundit took a shot at Ole Miss.
- Need to get excited for the new week? Check out the best hits around the conference from last Saturday’s games. You won’t need your coffee after seeing some of these collisions!
- Take a glimpse around the conference with the SEC’s Big Picture.