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September 16, 2013

LSU has ridden dynamic offense to No. 6 in poll

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Mettenberger and Co. appear drastically improved this season. For example, Mettenberger threw 12 TD passes all of last season, but it has taken him only three games to throw for nine TDs this season.

"We are in a good spot right now," Mettenberger said. "We have done so many good things and have still yet to play our best football."

Receiver Jarvis Landry has five touchdown catches through three games after having five all of last season. Odell Beckham Jr. has four TD receptions and has had no fewer than 76 yards receiving in any game, going over 100 in two of three.

"For us, it is all about a confidence thing," Beckham said. "Offensively, we are just distributing the ball to all of our playmakers. There is a lot of confidence between all the offensive players and we are clicking on all cylinders. Each and every day we are only going to get better and better."

The Tigers are also getting big plays in the running game. Hill rushed for a 58-yard score on Saturday. In LSU's opener against TCU, Terrence Magee had a 52-yard TD. In two of their first three games, LSU had two running backs eclipse 100 yards. Magee and Alfred Blue each did so against TCU, when Hill did not even play because he was being benched for an offseason arrest.

Magee and Hill each went over 100 yards against Kent State, and each scored touchdowns.

Hill noted that LSU's offense, under new coordinator Cam Cameron, now has more flexibility to adjust the play from a run to a pass, or vice versa, at the line of scrimmage, depending on the defensive look they get.

"We are getting better and better at it each game," Hill said. "We are doing a great job of mixing it up and keeping opposing defenses on their heels. Being balanced is going to be a successful game plan for us this year."

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