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Defense doesn't break

LSU got a stiff test from Arkansas, but the Tigers' defense stepped up late

Updated: November 23, 2012, 9:47 PM ET
By Gary Laney | GeauxTigerNation

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- There was a time, not long ago, when LSU relied on its defense to bail out a struggling offense.

Those days were back Friday -- sort of.

LSU's defense was hardly dominant in its 20-13 win against Arkansas that allowed the seventh-ranked Tigers to finish the regular season with their third straight 10-win season (10-2) and a shot at a BCS bowl appearance, depending on what happens in Saturday's games.

Arkansas gained 462 yards, a yard short of the most LSU ...

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