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LSU football is making some noise

September 16, 2011 |  9:56 am

Photo: LSU quarterback Jarrett Lee, 12, pitches the ball to his backfield on Sept. 15. Credit: Rogelio V. Solis / Associated Press.   

LSU had 15 tackles for a loss and held the Bulldogs to 193 total yards and two field goals in a 19-6 victory against No. 25 Mississippi State Thursday evening.

It was LSU's 12th consecutive victory against Mississippi State in the series dating to 1999.

With the win, the Tigers proved that they could beat a team with one of the best rushing attacks in college football. And with the win against Oregon, they proved that they could beat one of the fastest teams in college football.

Next up: West Virginia, a team with an elite passing game.

If they defeat the Mountaineers on Sept. 24, they will further prove that they have one of the best defenses in college football.  

LSU Coach Les Miles knows that defense is undoubtedly the key to their success.

After Thursday's game, he said to reporters, "I told the team the defense needed to come in and play the way they did to have the success that we came to have and they did. I felt like the intensity of the defense was strong and that really ended up being the tale of the day."

If they keep that up, it could be the tale of the season.

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Photo: LSU quarterback Jarrett Lee pitches the ball to his backfield on Thursday. Credit: Rogelio V. Solis / Associated Press

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