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Texas A&M Opponent First Look: LSU Tigers

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The #6 Bayou Bengals make their first trip to Kyle Field on Saturday since the 1995 season. This long dormant rivalry originated in 1899 and LSU leads the all-time series at 27-20-3. The series has been played only nine times in College Station but thirty-three times in Baton Rouge including sixteen straight years from 1960-1975. The Tigers come into Saturday's game with a 6-1 record with their only loss coming in Gainesville at the hands of the Gators. Last week they bounced back and beat the SEC East leading, South Carolina Gamecocks. Who are the players to watch on this 2012 LSU squad?

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Quarterback:

8 Zach Mettenberger 6'5" JUCO transfer is completing 59.8% of his passes on the season for 1322 yards with 6 touchdowns and 4 INTs.

Runningbacks:

27 Kenny Hilliard 204-pound sophomore is the Tigers' leading rusher with 415 yards on 68 carries. He has 6 rushing touchdowns with a long of 71 yards.

11 Spencer Ware Junior from Cincinnati, Ohio has the second most carries with 54 and has 240 yards on the ground. He has yet to reach the endzone.

33 Jeremy Hill True Freshman who broke out against South Carolina with 17 carries for 124 yards and 2 scores.

Wide Receiver:

3 Odell Bechman, Jr. 5"11" sophomore is leading the team with 22 receptions for 385 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Defensive End:

99 Sam Montgomery 6'4" 245-pound junior leads the Tiger defense with 4 sacks and 8.5 TFL. He has 21 tackles, has forced a fumble and recorded a safety.

Linebacker:

46 Kevin Minter Junior linebacker from Suwanee, Georgia leads the team with 63 tackles with 8.5 for a loss and has 2 sacks with a forced fumble.

Conernerback:

36 Jalen Mills True Freshman from Desoto, Texas is fourth on the team with 29 tackles and has 2 picks on the season.

Safety:

6 Craig Loston Junior from Houston was a one time Aggie commit. He has 19 tackles this year with 2 TFL and an interception