Baton Rouge, La. - LSU's defense was effective at shutting down North Texas for most of the game but an 80-yard touchdown reception and a 13-play, 66-yard drive allowed the Mean Green to put 14 points on the board.
Head coach Les Miles sees the first game as a learning opportunity on defense: "We have to clean up some things. We were offsides a couple of times. We misplayed two passes, but with some instruction and some correction it seems to me that we will be able to make those corrections."
"If you make a mistake, it can go for six points easily," said Eric Reid, who was the victim of the 80-yard touchdown to UNT's Brelan Chancellor. "That particular play, I forgot that I didn't have a linebacker, he was going on a blitz, so I jumped a route and the middle of the field was wide open so those are mistakes that can't be made twice."