Historically, LSU has been dominant over the Wildcats, leading the series 37-15-1. The last meeting between the two schools came in 2002, when LSU pulled off the ‘Blue Grass Miracle' in the final seconds to sneak away with a 33-30 victory in Lexington.
The Tigers have won their last
three games against
The Wildcat passing game has been more productive, tallying 1,543 yards and 15 touchdowns through the air.
Leading the passing attack for
His numbers are far and away better than a year ago, when Woodson threw for 1,644 yards and six scores all year.
On the other side of the passing
game is the receiving duo of Keenan Burton and Dicky Lyons.
Backup quarterback Curtis Pulley has also helped on the receiving side of the ball with eight catches for 146 yards and one touchdown.
Junior Jacob Tamme is playing his second season as the Wildcats' starting tight end, and has recorded 148 yards and one touchdown for the year.
In the running game,
Little has also been a contributor in the passing game, hauling in 11 catches for 153 yards and one touchdown. He led the team in receiving a year ago with 449 yards, and has also established himself as a dangerous punt returner; being named a first team All-SEC selection at the position last year.
McCutchan has missed the past three games with an injury, causing several linemen to make position shifts. Also returning with experience on in the line is tackle Aaron Miller, who was a freshman All-SEC selection in 2004 before missing last season for personal reasons.
Defensively, the Wildcats have struggled through the first half of the season, allowing 1,496 yards through the air and 1,195 on the ground, ranking them last in the conference in both passing and rushing defense.
On the other end of the spectrum, the Tigers remain first in the SEC in total defense, ranking first against the pass and third in run defense.
Woodyard also led the defense in 2005 with 100 tackles, two sacks, four fumble recoveries and one interception.
Joining Williams in the secondary are safeties Karl Booker and Marcus McClinton and cornerbacks Shomari Moore and Trevard Lindley. McClinton leads the team with two interceptions, while Lindley has recorded six pass break ups on the year.
The secondary has allowed 11 passing touchdowns through six games.
On the defensive line, the Wildcats return starters in tackle Jason Leger and end Durrell White, though Leger has been second to sophomore Myron Prior early this year. Prior has led the team with four sacks this season, while White has contributed one sack and 19 tackles. Filling in the other two spots on the line are Lamar Mills at tackle, and Jeremy Jarmon at end, who have recorded 11 tackles and one pass break up each this season.
The kicking responsibilities have been split between Lones Seiber and J.J. Housley thus far, with Seiber holding the advantage by making 3-5 field goal attempts and all 13 extra point tries. Housley has gone 0-1 on field goals and 7-8 on extra points
Punting for the second year is Tim Masthay, who is averaging 40.0 yards per punt with eight kicks landing inside the 20-yard line. Masthay also handles kickoffs, where seven of his kicks have resulted in touchbacks.