LSU expects improvement up front vs. 'Bama in BCS

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Amid the euphoria of No. 1 LSU's win over No. 2 Alabama earlier this season, offensive coordinator and line coach Greg Studrawa was concerned about the Tigers' inability to run inside against the Crimson Tide.

Studrawa and his linemen say they're motivated to change that going into the BCS title game rematch in New Orleans on Jan. 9.

Studrawa says Alabama's defense undoubtedly deserves credit, but that LSU has done better against good defenses and didn't execute well.

LSU, which averaged 215 yards rushing this season, had 148 at Alabama, matching a season low. Most of the runs against the Tide were option plays to the outside.

Tigers left tackle Chris Faulk says LSU lost up front against Alabama last time and want next time to be different.