Wednesdays with Les: Miles expects LT Jerald Hawkins to start against Texas A&M _lowres

LSU head coach Les Miles watches from the sideline in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Florida in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015. LSU won 35-28. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

LSU’s next step is Western Kentucky, which ranks third nationally in passing offense (407.1 yards per game) and sixth in scoring (44 points per game). Its quarterback, Brandon Doughty, leads the nation in completion percentage (74.1 percent) and is second in passing yards (2,709).

LSU (6-0, 4-0 Southeastern Conference), which moved up to No. 5 in the latest AP Top 25, hosts the Hilltopers (6-1) at 6 p.m. Saturday in Tiger Stadium. It’s the last duel before a bye week and then a brutal November stretch: at Alabama, vs. Arkansas, at Ole Miss, vs. Texas A&M.

It’s a sneaky game on the schedule against an offense that former WKU coach and passing game guru Bobby Petrino helped craft.

Advocate sportswriters Scott Rabalais and Ross Dellenger are on hand to provide live updates and analysis from the Monday press conference of LSU football coach Les Miles.