LSU heads into Saturday's SEC match-up with Mississippi State riding a streak of 31 straight possessions without allowing a point. The Tigers also lead in the SEC in four defensive categories--- total defense, pass defense, scoring defense and pass efficiency defense. Defensive Coordinator John Chavis says the defense is playing with a lot of confidence.
"I think our players are doing a good responding to the situations they are in and recognizing what they need to do. There's a bunch of young guys who are a big part of it. You feel really good that they are able go out there to hold up and continue to play well as a defensive unit."
Chavis says his defense still has room to get better and that starts with better communication between players while they are on the field.
"It starts with communication. It makes it even more difficult for young kids with fast tempo offenses, but that's the nature of the beast that's what we deal with it week after week."
The Tigers host Mississippi State this Saturday. The Bulldogs are averaging nearly 44 points a game and Chavis says his defense will be tested.
"It's a game that you have to play your best."