LRN Sportscast 11:40 Jeff Palermo

The hype continues to build for tomorrow’s LSU game against the Wisconsin Badgers. Many Tiger fans are excited to see freshman running back Leonard Fournette in his first college game. But Fournette is not the only freshman who will play on offense. Wide receivers Malachi Dupre and Trey Quinn could catch a few passes, and freshman Q-B Brandon Harris is expected to get some snaps.

Louisiana Tech has a difficult challenge to begin the 2014 season as the Bulldogs are at third ranked Oklahoma tomorrow night. The game is listed as a sell-out in Norman and Bulldogs wide receiver Paul Turner says staying focused is the key when playing in front of 82-thousand fans….
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Tech is a 38-point underdog.

The Saints concluded the preseason last night with a 22 to 13 loss to Baltimore. Now Coach Sean Payton will decide which 22 players to cut from the active roster. Back-up quarterback and receiver are two of the bigger position battles. Veteran Robert Meachem could be cut loose, he caught one passe for 52 yards last night. Luke McCown and Ryan Griffin have been competing to be Drew Brees’ back-up. Griffin was 11 of 21 for 126 yards yesterday, while McCown completed all four of his passes.

In college football last night….Pete Thomas’ nine-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter gave ULM a 17-10 win over Wake Forest last night. At one point, ULM trailed ten to nothing.

Northwestern State had a 17-point halftime lead, but lost to Missouri State 34 to 27. And Tulsa defeated Tulane 38 to 31 in double overtime. It’s the Green Wave’s 16th straight defeat in games played outside of Louisiana.