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Saturday afternoon in Tiger Stadium LSU will host Florida in a game that will pit strength versus strength.  But this year LSU's strength has been its offense which will get a test against Florida's strength, which is defense.

When it comes to plays of ten yards or more in games against FBS teams this season, LSU has had more than any other team in the country, 114.  Next in line is Georgia with 104.  Zach Mettenberger and his teammates know they are doing well, but Mettenberger remembers last year's game against Florida in The Swamp, where the Gators won 14-6 and LSU turned it over three times.  Mettenberger says he is only as good as his next game and while fans are singing his praises now, he knows if he turns it over several times and the Tigers lose, he'll be hearing something else.

Florida's defense is on an impressive run having held 11 consecutive SEC teams to less than 20 points.  Next longest run?  Alabama, with one.  LSU will be looking to break that streak and get a win that will allow them to keep all their pre-season goals within reach.

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