- Associated Press - Friday, October 2, 2015

Eastern Michigan (1-3, 0-1 MAC) at No. 9 LSU (3-0, 2-0 SEC), 7 p.m. ET (ESPNU)

Line: LSU by 44 1/2

Series Record: First meeting.

WHAT’S AT STAKE

A victory for Eastern Michigan would represent maybe the biggest win in school history. LSU gets its first tuneup game after its opener against McNeese State was cancelled by weather.

KEY MATCHUP

Eastern Michigan’s struggling run defense, which has allowed 383.2 yards per game on the ground this season, vs. LSU’s deep and powerful running game, which is led by Heisman Trophy candidate Leonard Fournette. The Tigers have averaged 315 yards rushing per game.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Eastern Michigan: RB Darius Jackson leads the MAC with 103 yards rushing per game.

LSU: Fournette has already rushed for 631 yards and eight TDs.

FACTS & FIGURES

Eastern Michigan is 0-6 all-time against SEC opponents, with two losses each to Florida and Vanderbilt, and one loss each to South Carolina and Arkansas. … LSU has won 50 straight regular season, nonconference games, the longest such streak in the nation. … Eastern Michigan has never won a game in nine previous trips to the state of Louisiana, losing seven times and tying twice. … LSU is 5-1 all-time vs. teams from the MAC, with the lone loss coming against Miami of Ohio. … Eastern Michigan is among the MAC’s leaders in yards per game with 440.5 and points per game with 33.8. … LSU has yet to trail or commit a turnover in any of its first three games.

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This version corrects Eastern Michigan’s overall record to 1-3.

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