The SEC title game is within striking distance for LSU if they win out in the regular season. The main thing will be to not overlook the last 3 opponents that the Tigers will be favored against, starting on the road at Arkansas this Saturday.

LSU coach Brian Kelly believes his team has the mental fortitude to not sleep on the 5-4 Razorbacks. Arkansas took last season’s game 16-13 in Baton Rouge.

Kelly recently discussed the collective attitude of the Tigers after knocking off then-No. 6 Alabama 32-31 in overtime.

“We’ve been talking about this since January. The process that we’re in is the consistent application of it. It’s not ‘Let’s just do it sometimes and get by on others.’ If that was the case then we’d have up and downs,” Kelly said. ‘This group understands consistently what they need to do and now go back and do it again.”

Kelly is imploring LSU to maintain the same maturity that got the squad to this 7-2 record.

“If they do that, if they stick with what we’ve been doing, they’re going to be fine. They’ll go out and play the right way and perform at the highest level and the outcomes will take care of themselves,” Kelly said. “If they don’t stick with it, we won’t be a consistent football team and they’ll know what the outcome is.”

LSU-Arkansas is slated for a noon ET kickoff and will be televised on ESPN. LSU leads the all-time series 42-23-2 vs. Arkansas.