BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- LSU still feels the sting of its loss to top-ranked Alabama and probably won't forget the setback anytime soon.
Tigers coach Les Miles spent much of his weekly media luncheon Monday dealing with situations which popped up in his team's 21-17 loss to the Crimson Tide on Saturday.
Miles says, "We won every statistical category, but the score. That's unfortunate." The coach says he told his team he "wished" he had done better and that he "would have done a couple of things better."
The defeat all but mathematically eliminated the ninth-ranked Tigers from winning the Southeastern Conference Western Division championship. LSU can represent the West in the title game by ending up in a three-way tie with Alabama and Texas A&M.
LSU plays Mississippi State on Saturday.