LSU's defense was porous at times against Arkansas, but the Tigers stepped up when it mattered most, especially late.
LSU 's defense is known for leading the way, but the Tigers' offense had to step up in their win against Ole Miss in Death Valley.
Alabama's game-winning touchdown drive Saturday was the latest in a troubling trend by the Tigers' defense -- the inability to stop a hurry-up offense.
Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron had his coming-of-age party in last season's BCS Championship Game against LSU, which now seeks a way to contain him.
LSU's winning script was familiar -- struggle on offense, win with defense and turnovers. However, without more from the offense, that won't work against Alabama.
The struggling LSU offense can't hit big plays or sustain drives, and it's causing a dominant Tiger defense to wear down from spending so much time on the field.
LSU's defensive commitments and targets for the class of 2013.
LSU's offense sputtered in the first half, but the defense bailed them out by returning multiple interceptions for touchdowns
LSU polished off its 2012 recruiting class on Wednesday afternoon, hauling in 22 commitments to bolster an already loaded program.
In 2012, LSU will lose many key players on defense, but could be more talented overall.