LSU 10: Final 

January, 2, 2013
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BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU finished a disappointing 10-3 and probably out of the Top 10 after a 25-24 loss to Clemson in the Chick-fil-A Bowl. There were, however, plenty of good performances in a season that ended disappointing, but was 14 points away from being an unbeaten one. Here are the best Tigers this season:

[+] EnlargeKevin Minter
Paul Abell/USA TODAY SportsKevin Minter finished with 130 tackles in a stellar season.
1. LB Kevin Minter: The team MVP had the most tackles of any player in the Les Miles era with 130, including a team-high 15 for loss. The junior, who already has a degree, looks ready for pro ball.

2. DE Sam Montgomery: Finished with team highs in sacks (eight) and tackles for loss (13). He was a disruptive force on a talented defensive line who, like Minter, appears NFL-ready at the end of his junior season.
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