First-look scouting report: Texas A&M at LSU _lowres

Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin, center, watches a replay on the scoreboard in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Vanderbilt, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

The basics

Kickoff: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Tiger Stadium

TV: SEC Network

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

Series: LSU leads 30-20-3

Last meeting: LSU 23, Texas A&M 17 on Nov. 27, 2014, in College Station

On Texas A&M

Record: 8-3 (4-3 Southeastern)

Best win: Defeated Mississippi State 30-17 on Oct. 3

Worst loss: Lost to Auburn 26-10 on Nov. 7

Offensive leaders: RB Tra Carson, QB Kyle Allen, WR/KR Christian Kirk

Defensive leaders: DE Myles Garrett, FS Armani Watts, DE Daeshon Hall

Rumblings: After losing two games in a row following a 5-0 start, A&M has won three of four and can finish second in the SEC West with a win Saturday.

On offense, briefly: Back in the lineup, Allen leads a balanced unit that averages 259.5 passing yards and 179.2 rushing yards.

On defense, briefly: A&M rebounded Saturday with a shutout of Vanderbilt after allowing 118 points in its previous four SEC games.