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Joe Burrow: LSU Took a ‘Big Stride’ Before Rivalry Game at Florida

If No. 5 LSU (5-0) is going to remain undefeated, they’ll have to knock off a third ranked opponent away from Baton Rouge.

So far, the Tigers have beaten then-No. 8 Miami 33-17 in a neutral site season opener from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas and went on the road to edge then-No. 7 Auburn 22-21.

Next up is a trip to Gainesville on Saturday to face No. 22 Florida (4-1) in The Swamp.

LSU is coming off an impressive 45-16 victory vs. Ole Miss, while Florida escaped with a 13-6 win at Mississippi State.

In LSU’s win, quarterback Joe Burrow finished with 292 yards and three touchdowns through the air and led the Tigers on the ground with 96 yards and another score.

In a CST interview with Ronnie Rantz, Burrow spoke glowingly of how the offense was in sync.

“Everything was really working well tonight,” Burrow said. “When you can run the ball as successfully as we do, play-action passing and the passing game really opens up. When that starts clicking, you can go back to the running game.”

LSU has a daunting test approaching against a Gators defensive unit that ranks in the top 25 in total defense (311 yards allowed per game, 19th), scoring defense (14 points allowed per game, ninth) and total sacks (15, 14th), while also forcing 14 turnovers, tied with Kansas for the most in the country, according to The Advocate.

That’s why Burrow is so encouraged with how LSU performed vs. Ole Miss.

“I think we took a big stride tonight,” Burrow said. “That was really what we were looking for this week: to take a big stride as an offense. I think we did it.”

However, Burrow isn’t content to rest of his laurels, especially with the tall task ahead.

“We left some points on the board, still,” Burrow said. “Two red zone turnovers. Can’t do that.”

Burrow believes in order to keep the streak alive, LSU needs to continue its equal opportunity ways on offense.

“When the offense is clicking we have a lot of different people touching the ball,” Burrow said. “We have a lot of playmakers and we want them to get the ball in their hands in space.”

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