Florida State was without starting center Maurice Smith in Week 0 against Duquesne due to an injury.

However, Smith was back on the practice field this week ahead of the Noles’ matchup with LSU. Quarterback Jordan Travis spoke with reporters about Smith’s importance to him personally and the offense as a whole.

“Maurice is probably my best friend on the team,” Travis said. “So having him back is special because he’s kind of like my brother and he doesn’t want to let anyone hit his brother … Maurice is smart. He helps me with checks, helps me see pressure. It’s great to have him back for sure.”

Smith has started 15 games at center over the last 2 seasons. Darius Washington started in his place last week, but Washington has more often been used as a tackle.

With Smith expected to play against LSU, Florida State’s offensive line should be at full strength. Robert Scott Jr., Dillan Gibbons, D’Mitri Emmanuel and Bless Harris were the other 4 starters.

That line performed well against Duquesne, helping the FSU running game to 406 yards. It was just the second time this century that Florida State has gained more than 400 yards on the ground in a single game.

FSU and LSU will kick off on Sunday night at 7:30 p.m. ET.