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Les Miles and the LSU Tigers know a thing or two about winning football games. Despite the disruption of Hurricane Katrina, which ravaged southern Louisiana and the Gulf Coast, the Tigers finished 11-2 in 2005 and appeared in the SEC Championship game. This year, they look to be even better. Ranked in the AP Top 25 at #8 in the preseason, the Tigers continue to rise in the polls with every game. LSU Tigers tickets to Tiger Stadium are hotter than a Cajun crawfish boil in 2006.

With a stifling defense, the LSU Tigers are poised to make a run for the SEC Championship. In each of the Tigers’ first two games, the defense was the star as they did not allow an opposing touchdown and defensive back Jonathan Zenon has returned an interception for a touchdown. The Tigers defense will be a force to reckon with as they face off against some of the toughest opponents in the Southeastern Conference.

Tiger Stadium has a well-deserved reputation for being one of the toughest stadiums to play in on the road. In fact, it’s known throughout college football as “Death Valley,” and is one of the loudest places on earth when the Tigers take the field. In 1988, the crowd roared with such ferocity after Eddie Fuller caught Tommy Hodson’s game-winning touchdown pass against Auburn that it registered as an earthquake on a seismograph across campus. It is quite possibly the best stadium in all of Division I-A football to cheer the home team. Bear Bryant called the stadium the worst place to play as a visitor because it was like “playing inside of a drum.” If the raucous atmosphere alone isn’t enough to have you scrambling for LSU Tigers tickets, this year is a special year for LSU and Tiger Stadium, as it marks the 75th anniversary of night football at Tiger Stadium, a football tradition since 1931. And oh yeah, the football team isn’t half-bad either.

Quarterback JaMarcus Russell threw for 2,443 yards in 2005, with 15 touchdowns and 9 interceptions. With one more year of experience under his belt, he is poised to lead the team back to the SEC Championship game, where he expects a little redemption after being dismantled by Georgia last year. On the legs of running backs Alley Broussard and Jacob Hester as well as the hands of wide receiver Dwayne Bowe, the Tigers’ offense looks to be as explosive as their defense is stifling. With defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey and linebacker Derry Beckwith stuffing the run, the Tigers held the record for most quarters without allowing a touchdown by the end of second game of the year.

This year the Tigers play host to some great games. The traditional rivalry games with Ole Miss and Tulane are both played in Tiger Stadium this year. Division opponents Kentucky, Mississippi State, and Alabama will also make the trip to Death Valley. Make sure you make the trip to Baton Rouge as well with LSU Tigers tickets this year.


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