LSU run defense remains confident vs. Alabama

By: AP
By: AP

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Kelvin Sheppard insists that LSU's run
defense remains far better than it looked against Auburn and Cam
Newton.

In fact, the Tigers' senior linebacker sounds almost relieved
that his chief worry this Saturday involves stopping Heisman Trophy
running back Mark Ingram and emerging Alabama star Trent
Richardson.

Sheppard and LSU coach Les Miles say Tigers defenders are more
comfortable with Alabama's more conventional running game, even if
the Tide's talent at running back is as good as it gets.

LSU gave up 440 yards rushing in its last game, a 24-17 loss at
Auburn. Newton had 217 of those yards on quarterback runs.

Before that, however, LSU was allowing only 83.6 yards per game
on the ground.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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