BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Les Miles gets plenty of practice in the
art of trying to keep his players grounded when LSU is a heavy
Doing so this week has been somewhat easier, thanks to a little
deja-vu surrounding Saturday's meeting between the top-ranked
Tigers (4-0, 1-0 SEC) and Kentucky (2-2, 0-1).
The last time these teams met in 2007, an unbeaten LSU squad had
just risen to No. 1 with a memorable triumph over Florida.
Although LSU would go on to win a national title that season,
the Tigers stumbled in Kentucky, losing 43-37 in triple overtime.
The LSU coach says he remembers how the Wildcats humbled his team that day.
Miles' players may be buying into that history lesson, but the
oddsmakers are not. LSU is a 30-point favorite.
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