September 16, 2010

Miles talking Mississippi State

LSU's Tiger Stadium has long since been considered one of the most intimidating atmospheres in college football especially on Saturday nights.

The Tigers have yet to step foot on their home turf this season but will make their debut in 'Death Valley' Saturday night taking on SEC West foe Mississippi State.

"We look forward to returning to Tiger Stadium," said LSU head coach Les Miles. "We've been on the road for two straight games and we're looking forward to being home. It's friends and family being able to fill that stadium and our team enjoys it greatly."

LSU is a perfect 2-0 on the young season coming off a 30-24 win over North Carolina in Atlanta and 27-3 over Vanderbilt in Nashville last week. But Miles is expecting the Tigers toughest opposition to date this weekend.

"We play a much better football team in a Mississippi State team that is 1-1 and we understand that the challenge is much more significant," Miles said. "It is an SEC western division team and a home game. We recognize that they are going to do a number of things on offense, as they have any number of options. They play two quarterbacks and they have a nice receiving core. Chad Bumphis is a very talented receiver who is explosive and dangerous and we have to be smart in how we handle him. We recognize that they are very talented on offense."

The Bulldogs will again likely send out both of its quarterbacks against LSU in junior starter Chris Relf and redshirt freshman Tyler Russell. Relf played sparingly against the Tigers last year completing his only pass attempt for 46 yards as well as rushing twice for four yards.

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