BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Zach Mettenberger's confidence in LSU's offense remains unshaken, even as the first-year starting quarterback struggles to explain why the Tigers have muddled through their last two victories against heavy underdogs.
On Sunday, LSU (5-0, 1-0 Southeastern Conference) dropped a spot in the AP poll for the second straight week. Once as high as No. 2, LSU slipped from third to fourth on the heels of a sloppy 38-22 victory Saturday night over Towson of the second-tier FCS.
Mettenberger says it seemed tough for LSU to bring its usual intensity into the Towson game, but that great teams should avoid such lapses.
LSU's next games are at No 10 Florida and at home against No. 6 South Carolina.
Coach Les Miles says his team recognizes the need for "much more focus."