No. 4 LSU scored 100 points and won its first two games. Northwestern State allowed 75 points and lost its first two games.

The points figure to keep rolling in for the Tigers when they host the FCS Demons on Saturday night.

But LSU coach Ed Orgeron, whose team lost to a prohibitive underdog in Troy two years ago, said he's taking nothing for granted against his alma mater.

"Every time you play LSU, it's going to be their red-letter game, especially at Northwestern," Orgeron said. "They're going to play in Tiger Stadium. They're going to play lights out. They're going to play their best ball.

"I've been watching TV. I've seen a lot of upsets, and I had one against Troy. So nobody has to warn me again about this. So we're going to be ready. I promise you that. We're going to practice hard."

If the Tigers are as focused as Orgeron expects, there should be an opportunity for him to get lots of young players into the game.

"We plan on playing guys that would normally not play if we can, but we're going to go in there with our first team, and we're going to be ready to go for 60 minutes," Orgeron said. "If it's a toe-to-toe game, it's a toe-to-toe game, but if not, we'll be prepared."

If LSU quarterback Joe Burrow keeps playing the way he has in the first two games, it's not likely to be a toe-to-toe game. Burrow completed 81.8 percent of his passes for an average of 374.5 yards with nine touchdowns and one interception in wins against Georgia Southern and Texas, which was ranked No. 9 when it lost to the visiting Tigers, 45-38, last week.

LSU, which gave up 530 yards, including 409 passing, against the Longhorns, moved up two spots in the AP poll after the victory. The Tigers' next victory will be the 800th in the program's history.

The Demons began the season with a 42-20 loss at UT Martin on Aug. 29 before losing their home opener to Division II Midwestern State 33-7 last Saturday.

"We're 0-2, so we're hearing a lot of outside noise," coach Brad Laird said. "We have to focus internally on us, becoming the football team we can be -- that we have shown. It will take each and every one of us putting in hard work throughout the week to be ready for Saturday night.

"The focus has to be on us and the things we can do to get better. We have to focus on what we can control. We have to look in the mirror and figure out who we are."

The loss to Midwestern State was Northwestern State's first in 16 games against non-Division I opponents since the turn of the century.

"We've talked to our guys about only being guaranteed 12 of these opportunities," Laird said. "We are going to compete. We're going to compete for four quarters no matter who we play."

--Field Level Media

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