Ed Orgeron\'s \'one Game\' Approach Gives LSU Chance At Another Strong Finish NOLA.com You are signed in as Edit Public Profile Sign Out The Times-Picayune Newsletters RSS Feeds Mobile Apps >Ed Orgeron's 'one game' approach gives LSU chance at another strong finish Updated November 13, 2017 at 7:59 AM; Posted November 13, 2017 at 7:58 AM LSU Tigers head coach Ed Orgeron during warm up before the Tigers take on the Arkansas Razorbacks in Baton Rouge on Saturday, November 11, 2017. By Christopher Dabe firstname.lastname@example.org, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Ed Orgeron makes no secret about some of the things he learned while working for Pete Carroll at Southern Cal. Some of those lessons are why the Louisiana native is in his first full season as LSU's head coach. Orgeron again referenced Carroll in the immediate aftermath of Saturday's 33-10 victory against Arkansas, one week after a loss at Alabama. "I really feel I learned from Pete Carroll that you have to treat every game one game at a time," Orgeron said. "If you make lofty goals -- we'll win the college football playoffs and we're going to be in the championship -- it's tough. It doesn't go right." That's not to say LSU doesn't have championship aspirations. It does. But whatever titles LSU can earn with Orgeron as coach will need to come in future seasons. The short-term goal for LSU was to successfully put the Alabama loss in the rear view so it did not linger into preparations for Arkansas. The Tigers did so, even if the Alabama loss came up again in the postgame press conference. LSU wideout D.J. Chark after his two touchdowns against Arkansas "We haven't made Alabama win-all or nothing," Orgeron said. "And it hasn't. Although it's important. I know it is. We're going into every week, I said we're going to treat it one game at a time, and that's what we've done. I think the guys are catching on to it." LSU (7-3, 4-2 SEC) came away from the 24-10 loss Nov. 4 at Alabama encouraged by how it matched up with the Tide on the offensive and defensive lines, feeling like it was one or two plays from being in position to win. Orgeron said last week on his radio show that LSU had three pass plays in Tuscaloosa that could have been touchdowns. He said heading into the Arkansas game the Tigers needed to hit on some of those big plays to win. The Tigers did just that, with Danny Etling connecting with D.J. Chark for touchdown passes of 45 and 68 yards. LSU also stayed strong on both lines, averaging better than 5.0 yards per carry for the fourth time this season. The Tigers also allowed just 4.7 yards per play, the fewest by an SEC opponent this season. Orgeron has beaten Arkansas twice as LSU coach the week after a loss to Alabama. The Tigers in 2018 will again play Arkansas the week after the Tide, with Bama at home and the Hogs on the road. While an ability to bounce back should be considered a good thing, LSU would like to avoid this late-season route. For now, they'll take each win as it comes. "Coach O just won't let you focus on anything but the game that week," LSU center Will Clapp said. "He's the most serious guy about the 24-hours rule. He does a great job with it." Keeping that focus was part of how LSU rebounded last season from a home November loss to Florida, a finishing kick that enabled him to have the interim label removed from his job title. LSU will close the season with games Saturday at Tennessee (4-6, 0-6) and Nov. 25 at home against Texas A&M (6-4, 3-3). Winning those two games would give LSU six SEC wins for the first time since 2012. A bowl victory after that would give the Tigers a 10th win for the first time since 2013. "This team would like to end with a good winning record, get a bowl win," Orgeron said. "But in order to do that we got to play well on the road against Tennessee." As Orgeron spoke, he put emphasis on one word as he looked ahead to Saturday. "That's all," he said, "we can be concerned about."