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Jefferson gets start for sluggish Tigers

No. 1 LSU is in full hangover mode right now.

Coming off last week's epic 9-6 win against Alabama in overtime, LSU hasn't been able to shake loose so far from Western Kentucky.

The Hilltoppers tied the game at 7 late in the first quarter with a 10-play, 65-yard scoring drive. It's the kind of drive the Tigers haven't given up all season for a touchdown, but they clearly are not on top of their game -- which isn't all that surprising when you consider how much they expended a week ago.

Jordan Jefferson made his first start of the season at quarterback and threw a 59-yard touchdown pass to Rueben Randle on a play-action deep ball. It's the kind of throw the Tigers want to see Jefferson make and one that will make them much more dangerous offensively if he can consistently hit plays down the field in play-action.

The Tigers haven't had the ball a whole lot in the first half. Odell Beckham fumbled a punt in the first quarter, and Western Kentucky has been able to spread LSU out and move the football.