No. 9 LSU and Arkansas enter an SEC West showdown Saturday coming off a weekend of vastly different emotions.
The Tigers are looking to bounce back from a dismal performance against Alabama last week, while the Razorbacks are feeling sky-high after a miraculous play against Ole Miss catapulted them to their third straight win.
Coach Les Miles is 27-2 after a loss in his tenure at LSU, but both of those losses came against Arkansas. The Tigers have to put the loss to Alabama behind them before facing a hot Razorbacks’ offense.
“Our guys have enjoyed practice and the feeling of preparation and looking forward to playing a great opponent,” Miles said to Holly Rowe on ESPN’s College GameDay. “It’s easy to turn your attention to the next one.”
Miles said about nine players, including star running back Leonard Fournette spoke in a team meeting to make sure the focus in the locker room is where it needs to be heading down the stretch.
“The message overall was, ‘We need to start again this Saturday night,’” Miles said.
Can the Razorbacks end LSU’s College Football Playoff hopes? Three of the four guys from the SEC Network’s SEC Nation say no. Here are their picks:
- Paul Finebaum – LSU
- Greg McElroy – Arkansas
- Marcus Spears – LSU
- Tim Tebow – LSU