LSU-UW, our predictions

Here are our predictions for Saturday's LSU-Washington game:

Gary Laney: Washington is suspect at stopping the run and LSU is very good at running. What that adds up to is the Huskies having to sell out to stopping the run with eight men in the box and the Tigers having chances to make them pay with the big arm of Zach Mettenberger. Steve Sarkisian is a good offensive mind and UW will counterstrike, but not enough: LSU 38-21.

David Helman: LSU can lose left tackle Chris Faulk and simply plug Josh Dworaczyk into the equation -- this week, at least. Washington might suffer a little more from the loss of starting right tackle Ben Riva, especially with speed demon defensive end Barkevious Mingo lining up on that side. The LSU pass rush should generate significantly more pressure this week on Washington quarterback Keith Price, rendering him largely ineffective. Offensively, running back Kenny Hilliard and Co. should have their way with an overmatched Huskies defensive front: LSU 31-10.