Gator defense to test LSU offense

Gator defense to test LSU offense
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POSTED: Monday, October 7, 2013 - 9:00pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 6:30pm

It will be strength versus strength Saturday when the LSU offense takes the field against the Florida defense.

The Tigers lead the SEC in passing efficiency. The Gators lead the conference in total defense and are allowing 217 yards a game. The LSU offense is averaging 488 yards a contest.

The No. 17 ranked Gators will come to Baton Rouge hoping to slow down Mettenberger and company who are on pace to break several of the school’s offensive records.

Through six games Mettenberger has toasted the opposition for 15 touchdowns and just two interceptions.

"He's the leader. He's in charge of communication, and he's doing it extremely well," LSU head coach Les Miles said Monday. "I can't imagine that he won't be motivated right on through this season with the idea that there are opportunities for this team to achieve and achieve greatly."

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