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Troy's Brandon Silvers, delivering a pass against Louisiana-Lafayette in 2015, will lead the Trojans against LSU on Saturday night. Silvers led Troy to a 10-3 mark a year ago and was the Sun Belt Conference first-team pick at quarterback. (Advocate File Photo by Brad Bowie)

THE BASICS

KICKOFF: 6 p.m. Saturday in Tiger Stadium

TV: ESPNU

RADIO: WDGL-FM, 98.1; WWL-AM, 870; WWL-FM, 105.3; KLWB-FM, 103.7

SERIES: LSU leads 2-0

LAST MEETING: LSU 40, Troy 31 (Nov. 15, 2008 in Tiger Stadium)

ON TROY

RECORD: 3-1

RESULTS SO FAR: Lost to Boise State 24-13 on Sept. 2, defeated Alabama State 34-7 on Sept. 9, beat New Mexico State 27-24 on Sept. 16, defeated Akron 22-17 on Saturday.

OFFENSIVE LEADERS: Quarterback Brandon Silvers, running back Jordan Chunn, wide receiver Emanuel Thompson

DEFENSIVE LEADERS: Safety Cedarius Rookard, middle linebacker Sam Lebbie, safety Kris Weatherspoon.

RUMBLINGS: After going 10-3 a year ago and winning a bowl game, Troy was picked to finish second in the Sun Belt. The Trojans are 3-1, but had to score with 1:06 left Saturday to squeak past 15-point underdog Akron.

ON THE TROJANS OFFENSE

A first-team Sun Belt pick in 2016, Silvers, an accurate thrower, makes the Trojans go. He averages 271.0 passing yards a game, hitting 66.2 percent of his attempts. Chunn has 295 rushing yards (4.9 yards per carry) and averages 106.5 all-purpose yards a game.

ON THE TROJANS DEFENSE

Troy tops the Sun Belt and ranks 14th in the FBS in rushing defense in allowing 95.5 yards a game, which will be a challenge for an LSU offensive line that has struggled the past two games. The Trojans, however, are 108th in giving up 10.6 yards per reception.

Sheldon Mickles

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