LSU's Randle on the Rise

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Rueben Randle only has to make a few

catches in a game to have a major effect on the way teams try to

defend LSU.

With an offense defined mostly by its powerful running game, the

top-ranked Tigers do not have to rely on their 6-foot-4, 208-pound

star receiver as much as other teams might.

Yet when opposing defenders cheat up to play the run, Randle can

make them pay with a big play. During LSU's 41-11 victory over

Florida last weekend, Randle had four catches for 127 yards,

including a 46-yard score and another 57-yard reception.

That gave Randle a team-leading 23 receptions for 446 yards, or

an average of 19.4 yards per catch. The junior also has four

touchdowns this season.

LSU plays at Tennessee on Saturday.