Opponent: Louisiana State Tigers. The University is a descendant of the Louisiana Seminary of Learning. The school's first chancellor? General William Sherman who burned The South in the Civil War. Depending on your place of birth, Sherman is a badass or a tyrant.
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Previous Game Against UF: 2006, lost to the Florida Gators 23-10.
This season: 5-0 (2-0 SEC)
Notable Statistic(s): Florida has won only two games against the AP number one team; both were in national championship games...Les Miles has lost only one home game at LSU; 2005 against Tennessee in a game moved due to a hurricane...Florida won 13 of 14 games in the series starting in 1988, but LSU has won three of the last five.
Notable Player(s): WR Brandon LaFell is averaging 16.4 yards per catch but has only one touchdown. With Early Doucet likely out, soph WR Jared Mitchell (11.6 ypc) would be the second threat in terms of true wide outs. Backs Jacob Hester, Trindon Holliday, Keiland Williams and would be next in line to push the ball.
LSU is first in total defense, allowing 175 yards per game. While DT Glenn Dorsey gets the headlines, LB Ali Highsmith is 12th in the SEC for tackles and DB Craig Steltz has four picks which is fourth in the nation.
Unconfirmed Rumor About Team: Hoping to capitalize on the popularity of Gatorade in the early 1970's, LSU doctors invented `Tigerice'. The drink was made with filtered water from the Mississippi River and Zatarain's Dirty Rice. Four freshman football players died during the testing phase of the drink. They are buried near Tiger Stadium.