LSU LOOKING FORWARD TO FACING
NORTHWESTERN STATE IN TIGER STADIUM
BATON ROUGE – A week
after its biggest season-opening win in school history, LSU returns to
Tiger Stadium for its 2011 home debut as the second-ranked Tigers host
Northwestern State on Saturday.
Kickoff for the Tigers and
the Demons is scheduled for 7 p.m. and the game will be televised on
TigerVision, the school’s pay-per-view network.
a 1-0 record into the contest following last week’s 40-27 win over
then-No. 3 ranked Oregon. Northwestern State, coached by former LSU
assistant Bradley Dale Peveto, rallied from a 17-0 halftime deficit to
beat Delta State, 24-23, in its season-opener last Thursday in
Saturday’s meeting will be the 11th
between the teams, but the first since a 40-0 LSU victory in 1942. LSU
leads the overall series with the Demons, 10-0.
a good week of preparation, and the finishing touches will come on
Thursday,” LSU coach Les Miles said following Wednesday’s practice. “It
was a good practice. I think our preparation has been good and we are
looking forward to playing our first game in Tiger Stadium this year.”
Miles said that the Tigers go into the Northwestern State contest looking to improve in all three areas of the game.
have by no means hung the moon,” Miles said. “We have to continue to
improve in every phase of the game. On offense, we need to be more
consistent in the passing game; we need to do a better job on our
kickoffs and we are always stressing to tackle better We have worked
hard this week in practice so I think we’ll come out with a purpose and
looking to play 60 minutes of inspired football on Saturday.”
Northwestern State game will also be a homecoming of sorts for Peveto,
who served on Miles’ staff at LSU from 2005-08. Peveto is in his third
season with the Demons.
“When you watch film on them, you
see that they are very well coached,” Miles said. “You can see a lot of
Peveto’s influence out there on the field when you watch them play.
They will be prepared and they will play with a great desire. I expect
that we will get their best effort.”