LSU at Mississippi State on Thursday

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- If Les Miles had any concerns about a
short week to prepare for LSU's Southeastern Conference opener at
Mississippi State on Thursday night, they've all but vanished.

Miles was able to get numerous starters off the field early
against Northwestern State on Saturday night, when an LSU lineup
made up of numerous reserves, including backup quarterback Zach
Mettenberger, turned a 28-3 halftime lead into a 49-3 victory.

Miles said there did not appear to be any significant injuries,

Given how fresh the second-ranked Tigers (2-0) appear to be and
how well they've played in their first two games, it's no wonder
that they can't wait to get back on the field.

Miles says he believes a more compressed schedule this week will
be good for his team.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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