LSU Tigers head coach Les Miles looks for his 100th career win as his top-ranked team hosts the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge on Saturday night. The game is LSU's final non-conference game of the season before wrapping its regular season at Ole Miss (11/19) and home against the Arkansas Razorbacks on November 25.
The Tigers are coming off a 9-6 overtime win on the road against No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide last Saturday night. In a tight defensive battle, Drew Alleman's three field goals were the difference as the Tigers defense stiffened when Alabama got into scoring range. Crimson Tide kickers Jeremy Shelley and Cade Foster were just 2-of-6 on field goal attempts.
LSU quarterback Jarrett Lee has completed 62.3 percent of his pass attempts for 1,274 yards and 13 touchdowns while running backs Spencer Ware and Michael Ford pace a rushing attack that is averaging 184.4 yards per game and scored 21 touchdowns.
After opening the season 0-4, Western Kentucky has ripped off five straight win and enter Saturday night's game with the school's longest winning streak since 2004. Senior running back Bobby Rainey has surpassed the 1,000-yard mark for the second straight season and ranks fourth in the nation with a 129.9 yards per game average. During the Hilltoppers' five-game winning streak, Rainey has 742 yards (148.4 average) and seven of his nine touchdowns on the season.
Game date, time: 7 pm ET, Saturday, November 12, 2011
Location: Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
TV channel: ESPNU
Spread: Tigers are favored by 41.5 points
Series history: First meeting
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