Zach Mettenberger smartly qualified his attempt to place perspective on LSU's narrow win over Auburn.
The junior quarterback, in his first year as a starter, called Saturday night's 12-10 win "the biggest game of my life so far."
The key words in Mettenberger's appraisal were "so far." Much bigger games are coming soon for the Tigers, who are 4-0 but dropped a spot to No. 3 Sunday in The Associated Press Top 25.
LSU plays Towson this week before starting an imposing string of Southeastern Conference games on Oct. 6 at Florida. The Tigers then play South Carolina, Texas A&M, Alabama and Mississippi State.
Coach Les Miles says LSU must improve after struggling offensively against Auburn, which has an overtime victory over Louisiana-Monroe as its only win.