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LSU building on recent gains during open week

1 year 11 months 4 weeks ago October 30, 2014 Oct 30, 2014 Thursday, October 30 2014 October 30, 2014 4:00 PM in LSU Sports
Source: Associated Press
By: Bryan Lazare

BATON ROUGE - A season that recently looked on the brink of spiraling out of control is again full of promise for LSU.

Senior running back Kenny Hilliard says he never thought the season was in trouble because LSU doesn't have the type of players who give up. He says LSU expects a fifth-straight 10-win season.

Ever since a players-only meeting following a lopsided loss at Auburn, LSU (7-2, 3-2 Southeastern Conference, No. 19 CFP ) has won three straight in Southeastern Conference play, climbing from unranked to 16th in the Top 25.

Now the Tigers, who've seen major improvement in their running game and on defense, are using their first open week of the season to get healthier and build on recent gains before hosting No. 3 Alabama on Nov. 8.

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