even though it was homecoming, tailgating at lsu was unusually subdued this saturday as lsu took on louisiana tech…that is, until around two hours before gametime when the unranked fighting illini of the university of illinois handed ohio state a very unexpected first defeat of the season. the illinois victory rejuvenated tiger fans across campus, giving new purpose to the homecoming game. with their decisive victory against la tech, lsu marched right into the #1 position in the bcs poll. and if that wasn’t enough, the alabama and auburn losses helped lsu seal the sec west title. what a weekend for lsu tiger fans!