Anthony, Thornton expected to make bigger impact in Chaisson’s absence

Andre Anthony almost cried before he even stepped on the field Saturday night as LSU blew out Southeastern 31-0 in its first home game of the season. After redshirting during his freshman season due to eligibility issues and sitting out in his sophomore season with an ankle injury, Anthony played the majority of snaps at Buck linebacker for the injured K’Lavon Chaisson.

Sophomore Ray Thornton started at Field linebacker in place of junior Michael Divinity, who did not dress out because of a suspected one-game suspension.

LSU has always preached a “next man up” philosophy, and that was on full display tonight.

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