LSU 10: Week 13 

November, 26, 2012
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BATON ROUGE, La. -- The regular season is over and LSU awaits its bowl fate with a 10-2 record and a 6-2, second-place finish in the SEC West. Here are the players who impressed us most.

1. LB Kevin Minter: LSU's middle linebacker finished the season with 111 tackles, and with a decent bowl game, he'll surpass Kelvin Sheppard's 116-tackle 2010 season as the most prolific of the Les Miles era. He's also active in other areas, most notably, with a team-leading 13.5 tackles for loss.

2. QB Zach Mettenberger: By the end of the season, LSU had gone from a team that was not a threat to pass to one that could air it out. Mettenberger threw for 2,489 yards, but in the last third of the season, he was throwing at close to a 3,000-yard pace.

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