Sep 21, 2013; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers head coach Les Miles during a timeout against the Auburn Tigers in the second half at Tiger Stadium. LSU defeated Auburn 35-21. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports

LSU Tigers excited to play first road game of the season

At 4-0 on the season, the LSU Tigers have been the beneficiaries of a favorable early-season schedule. LSU began the year by beating the TCU Horned Frogs at a neutral site, and then followed that up with three consecutive wins in Baton Rouge. The comfort of playing at home will be disrupted this upcoming Saturday, though, when the Tigers head to Athens to take on the No. 9 Georgia Bulldogs in what is college football’s marquee game of the weekend. However, instead of being nervous about the first away game of the year, Les Miles has his ball club excited.

Here’s what linebacker D.J. Welter had to say to The Advocate about the trip to Georgia:

It’s definitely going to be really loud. Ever since you’re a kid you hear about Between the Hedges and going to Georgia to play the Bulldogs.


It’s a pretty cool experience playing in other teams’ stadiums. It’s loud, and you try to get that momentum swing and take it away from them. There’s nothing like winning a game in an opponent’s stadium — especially in the SEC.

A similar sentiment was expressed by head coach Les Miles:

You choose to come to LSU to look forward to playing in a game Between the Hedges, nationally ranked. Our guys are looking forward to it, know it’s going to be a great environment. It’s going to be a lot of fun. We’ve been there before. We certainly recognize the venue. We’ll look forward to competing against the best.

The game between the Bulldogs and the Tigers will start at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time on CBS.

[Source: The Advocate]

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