BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Receiver Odell Beckham Jr. plays a major role in an LSU passing game that will try to exorcise some demons against 17th-ranked Florida on Saturday afternoon in Death Valley.
The 10th-ranked Tigers (5-1, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) are averaging 45.5 points per game this season, evidence of an offense that has grown tremendously since failing to score a single touchdown in a 14-6 loss at Florida a year ago.
The Gators (4-1, 3-0), however, still have one of the nation's best defenses. They've given up an average of only 217 yards and 12.2 points per game.
LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger says Florida's secondary is full of "very talented" players, but adds that LSU receivers including Beckham and Jarvis Landry are excellent as well, and should be able to make some plays.