A much-maligned LSU defense finally fought back on Saturday.

Playing quick, physical and virtually mistake free in the secondary, the No. 10 Tigers stiffled No. 17 Florida in a 17-6 victory at Tiger Stadium.

LSU held Florida to under 300 yards total offense.

Trailing 3-0, LSU drove 70 yards on nine plays for a touchdown to take a 7-3 lead in the first quarter. Fullback J.C. Copeland muscled his way up the middle for a 1-yard scoring run.

LSU increased its lead to 14-3 when back-up quarterback Anthony Jennings burrowed his way up the middle for a 1-yard run on a quarterback sneak play with 5:14 left in the second quarter.

The Tigers increased their lead to 17-6 when placekicker Colby Delahoussaye hit a 31-yard field goal with 7:58 remaining.