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Tigers prepare for SEC road Trip

5 years ago September 23, 2009 Sep 23, 2009 Wednesday, September 23 2009 Wednesday, September 23, 2009 10:21:47 PM CDT in News
Source: LSU Sports
By: Michael Cauble

The LSU Tiger football team was forced indoors by Mother Nature, but the work didn't take a break.  Les Miles and his Tigers finished their final day of hard work at practice in preparation for the Mississippi State Bulldogs.

"Today was a good practice," LSU coach Les Miles said. "This was the last work day, and it looked like the team got around, looked good and improved. I think we're healthy and we're looking forward to playing."

LSU is riding a nine game win streak over the Bulldogs, and their last four trips to Starkville, MS have all been wins.  During those visits the Tiger Defense has been especially impressive, shutting out the Bulldog offense twice, and limiting the team to just 13 points in the other two contests.

Mississippi State appears to be a new look team under first-year coach Dan Mullen, as the offense is revamped and the defense is smaller and faster.  Senior running back Anthony Dixon leads the Bulldogs offense with 107.5 yards per game on the ground.

"Anthony Dixon is, in my opinion, one of the best running backs in the Southeastern Conference," Miles said. "He's a big, physical back. They run him out of the I-back occasionally, but more often than not it's a one-back attack for him. He looks just as capable as he's ever looked."

The Bulldogs took a 15-3 victory over Vanderbilt last week in Nashville.

"It appears to me he's done a great job," Miles said of Mullen. "You watch them play and they have a really sound attack. They're playing the right guys and he's done a great job."

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