Tigers must hone five areas before Bama 

October, 23, 2012
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BATON ROUGE, La. -- Here's a key number that describes LSU's challenge next week: 32.7.

That's the average margin of victory this season for Alabama, the nation's top-ranked team and defending national champion, and the team that stands as a daunting hurdle in LSU's path to the BCS championship.

In that margin, one finds a team with no weaknesses exposed so far. However, unbeaten Mississippi State, which visits Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Saturday, could be the team to point out some flaws.
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