LSU is looking for a bounce back game this week at Vanderbilt as it missed star cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. last week with an undisclosed illness that caused him to be hospitalized.

Coach Ed Orgeron said Wednesday on the SEC media teleconference that he found out at 10 p.m. on Friday night that Stingley wouldn’t play, so it was too late to adjust the game plan. Orgeron said did not disclose the reason why Stingley was out, but he practiced on Tuesday in a gold (non-contact) jersey.

“I do believe he is going to play,” Orgeron said.

For QB Myles Brennan, who had an uneven start last week, Orgeron said the quarterback is motivated to bounce back.

“I thought he will be much improved,” Orgeron said. “He was improved in practice yesterday… he made some plays, we scored 34 points… we are just used to seeing elite at that position and he’s working towards that.

Orgeron also added that Dare Rosenthal is questionable to play this week. The left tackle didn’t practice on Tuesday. If he can’t play, Cameron Wire will start at left tackle. LSU will know later this week.

LSU will make its first road trip this week with a visit to Vanderbilt, which lost to Texas A&M last week.