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LSU Football vs. Arkansas Game Notes
LSU Looks to Stay Perfect at Home in 2013 Regular Season Finale Against Arkansas
LSU wraps up the regular season with a chance to go 7-0 at home this year when the No. 15/15 Tigers host Arkansas Friday in the annual battle for the Golden Boot. Kickoff for the contest is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. and CBS will televise with game with Tim Brando, Aaron Taylor and Kristina Akra on the call. LSU enters the contest with an 8-3 overall mark and a 4-3 league record, while the Razorbacks are 3-8 overall and 0-7 in conference play. LSU is coming off a 34-10 victory over Texas A&M in which the defense limited the Aggies to 299 total yards of offense and 10 points, both single-game lows under second-year coach Kevin Sumlin. Arkansas enters the game following a 24-17 loss in overtime to Mississippi State in Little Rock. This week’s game will mark the 18th time LSU and Arkansas have battled for “The Boot,” with LSU holding an 11-6 advantage in those games, including last season’s 20-13 victory over the Razorbacks in Fayetteville. LSU leads the overall series with Arkansas, 36-20-2, which includes a 10-2-1 mark in games played in Baton Rouge. LSU enters the game averaging 37.5 points and 465.5 total yards per game (197.5 rushing, 268.1 passing), while Arkansas averages 20.1 points and 356.9 yards per game (211.1 rushing, 145.8 passing). Arkansas ranks third in the SEC in sacks with 25, and the Hogs are led by senior defensive end Chris Smith who has 8.5 sacks this season and junior defensive end Trey Flowers who has 12.5 tackles for a loss and three forced fumbles on the season. LSU QB Zach Mettenberger goes into the Arkansas contest having thrown for 2,926 yards and 22 TDs, and he is looking to become the third LSU quarterback in school history to surpass 3,000 passing yards in a season. Jarvis Landry leads the Tigers with 67 receptions for 1,059 yards and 10 touchdowns. Odell Beckham Jr., who leads the SEC in all-purpose yards at 197.7 per game, has caught 56 passes for 1,101 yards and eight touchdowns. Landry and Beckham are the only 1,000-yard receiving duo in the nation. LSU RB Jeremy Hill ranks third in the SEC in rushing yards per game (104.0) and second in rushing TDs (13). Hill has rushed for 1,040 yards on 155 carries (6.7 avg.). Defensively, LSU is allowing 22.3 points and 348.7 total yards per game (145.8 rush, 202.9 pass).
Odell Beckham Jr. leads the SEC and ranks No. 2 in the nation in all-purpose yards with 197.7 per game and he’s averaging 20.9 yards every time he touches the football. He broke the LSU single-season record against Texas A&M as he is at 2,175 all-purpose yards, surpassing Domanick Davis’ 2,120 yards in 2002.
With 74 passing yards against Arkansas, QB Zach Mettenberger can become the third player in LSU history to pass for 3,000 yards in a season. He currently has 2,926 yards, which ranks third in LSU single-season history behind Rohan Davey (3,347 in 2001) and JaMarcus Russell (3,129 in 2006).
Of Jarvis Landry’s 1,059 receiving yards, 424 of those yards have come on third down, which is second nationally. He leads the nation in third-down touchdowns with six.
LSU leads the nation in third-down conversion percentage, converting 75-of-128 for 58.6 percent. That percentage is the best in school history.
LSU is 30-1 in the last 31 games in Tiger Stadium dating back to the 2009 season, and the Tigers are seeking to finish undefeated at home for the fourth time in the last five seasons.
LSU leads the nation for the longest streak of seasons with at least 8 wins at 14 in a row. LSU has won at least 8 games every year since 2000.
For the first time in school history LSU has a 2,500-yard passer, 1,000-yard rusher and two 1,000-yard receivers in the same season.
LSU is 23-1 under Les Miles following a loss. The only back-to-back losses for LSU under Miles came in 2008 when the Tigers dropped consecutive games to Ole Miss and Arkansas.
LSU is 11-6 against Arkansas since both teams began playing for “The Boot” trophy, and this will mark the 18th year of playing for “The Boot.” The Tigers have won back-to-back games against the Razorbacks entering Friday’s contest.
Date/Time: Friday, November 29 at 1:30 p.m. CT
Location: Baton Rouge, La. - Tiger Stadium (92,542)
Television: CBS - cable ch. 7 or HD ch. 1007 in Baton Rouge
CST (delay on Sunday/Wednesday nights) – cable ch. 37 or HD ch. 1037 in Baton Rouge
Radio: LSU Sports Radio Network - 98.1 FM in Baton Rouge
Sirius Satellite Radio - ch. 85; XM Radio – ch. 85
Series Record: LSU leads 36-20-2
Series Notes: LSU and Arkansas meet for the 59th time with the Tigers holding a 36-20-2 advantage in the series ... LSU is 13-6 vs. Arkansas since the Hogs joined the league in 1992 … LSU and Arkansas have played on the Friday after Thanksgiving for 15 out of the last 17 years, the only exception came in 2009 and 2010 … Teams resumed their Friday tradition in 2011 in Baton Rouge … The teams play annually for the Boot, which is a 24-karat trophy molded into the shape of Louisiana and Arkansas, and LSU holds an 11-6 record against the Razorbacks since the two teams began playing for the trophy that weighs 175 pounds and is believed to be one one of the heaviest trophies in a college football rivalry ... LSU won 20-13 last season in only the second meeting between the teams in Fayetteville ... Arkansas won the first matchup in Fayetteville, 30-6, in 1992, the Razorbacks’ first season in the SEC ... LSU leads the series 10-2-1 in Baton Rouge, including two straight wins in 2009 and 2011 … LSU coach Les Miles is 5-3 vs. Arkansas.
More On the LSU-Arkansas Matchup
LSU is 37-20-2 all-time in games played on a Friday, which includes a 12-7 record in games played on the day after
LSU goes into the Arkansas game ranked in the Top 15 for the seventh time in nine years under Les Miles, including four straight seasons.
LSU and Arkansas Battle For “The Boot”
For the 18th consecutive year, LSU and Arkansas will battle for “The Boot,” a 24-karat gold trophy in the shape of the
states of Arkansas and Louisiana that resembles a boot. LSU has won the trophy 11 times - 1996, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003,
2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2011 and 2012 while Arkansas has claimed the trophy 6 times 1998, 2000, 2002, 2007, 2008, and 2010. “The Boot” will sit on the LSU sidelines during game and will be given to the winning team after the contest.
More On LSU Entering the Arkansas Game
WR/RS Odell Beckham Jr. shattered the LSU record for all-purpose yards in a season against Texas A&M. With 85 AP yards versus the Aggies, Beckham surpassed Domanick Davis for the school record with 2,175 yards and counting. Davis accumulated 2,120 all-purpose yards during the 2002 season.
LSU racked up more than 400 yards of total offense for the eighth time in 11 games this season last week against the Aggies as the Tigers posted 517 yards.
CB Rashard Robinson made his first career start against Texas A&M and made it count as he held the Aggies’ top receiver Mike Evans to four catches for 51 yards, and Robinson recorded his first career interception as he picked off 2012 Heisman winning QB Johnny Manziel’s third-down pass on A&M’s opening possession of the second half.
LSU is looking to go undefeated at home for the fourth time in nine seasons under Les Miles. Under Miles, LSU has finished with an undefeated home record three times, going 8-0 in 2006, 7-0 in 2010 and 6-0 in 2011. The Tigers are 56-7 under Miles in games played at Tiger Stadium.
LSU Extends Nation-leading Streak of 8 Wins or More to 14 Straight Seasons
After beating Texas A&M 34-10 last week, LSU earned its eighth win of the season, extending the Tigers streak to 14 consecutive seasons with at least eight wins, a mark that leads the nation. Boise State also entered the year with 13 straight 8-win seasons, and the Broncos can tie LSU’s mark with another win (BSU is 7-4 in 2013). LSU’s streak of seasons with at least eight wins dates back to 2000 when first-year coach Nick Saban led the Tigers to an 8-4 record, which was capped with a 28-14 victory over Georgia Tech in the Peach Bowl (now Chick-fil-A) Bowl.
LSU: The Nation’s Best Offense On Third Down, Best Third Down LSU Offense Since At Least 1977
LSU leads the nation in third down conversions, converting 75-of-128 for 58.6 percent. Louisville is No. 2 at 57.1 percent (85-of-149). Texas A&M is the next closest in the SEC at 51.1 percent, which is good for 13th nationally. LSU also leads the nation in third down conversions in road/neutral site games converting 41-of-68 for 60.3 percent. The Tigers also rank first nationally in third down conversions in the month of November at 62.1 percent (18/29 in two games). Jarvis Landry leads the nation in third-down touchdown receptions (6), 15+ yard third-down receptions (14) and 25+ yard third-down receptions (6). Three times this season, LSU has managed to convert double-digit third downs with 10 against TCU, 12 at Georgia and 11 vs. Texas A&M. Dating back to 1977 when box scores/statistics began counting third-down totals, the 2013 LSU offense is the best on third down in school history. The next closest was 2001:
Best Third Down Offenses In LSU History (Since 1977 when 3rd Downs were charted):
1. 2013 - 58.6 percent (75/128)
2. 2001 - 51.0 percent (100/196)
3. 2006 - 48.3 percent (70/145)
LSU is No. 17 in BCS Standings
LSU ranked No. 17 in the latest BCS Standings with an average of .3737. The Tigers’ average computer rating is 19. The Tigers are one of six SEC teams listed in the BCS Standings, joining Alabama (1), Auburn (4), Missouri (5), South Carolina (10) and Texas A&M (21). LSU ranks fourth in all-time BCS Standings appearances with now 87.
Odell Beckham, Jr. and Jarvis Landry: The Nation’s Only 1,000-Receiving Yard Duo
LSU’s offense under new offensive coordinator Cam Cameron has thrived in its first 11 games as Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry are arguably the top wide receiver duo in college football.
For the first time in LSU history, the Tigers have two receivers with more than 1,000 receiving yards in the same season, and Beckham (1,101) and Landry (1,059) are the only duo to reach that mark this season. Fresno State is the closest with Davante Adams (1,213) and Josh Harper (984) entering the final weekend in November.
The two have combined for 123 receptions for 2,160 yards and 18 receiving touchdowns. They have combined for more receiving yards than five SEC teams have passed for the entire season.
Beckham became the sixth player in single-season school history to go 1,000 in a when he did so against Furman, and Landry became the seventh when he accomplished it against Texas A&M. Beckham and Landry rank fourth and seventh, respectively, in receiving yards in LSU single-season history.
Beckham is third in the SEC in receiving yards per game (100.1), while Landry is fourth in the SEC (96.3).
Landry has caught 100 passes in LSU’s last 15 games with 14 touchdowns. He’s caught eight passes or more in six of LSU’s last 15 games. Landry recorded at least one receiving touchdown in seven straight games from last year’s Arkansas contest through the Georgia game in week five this year. That streak tied the school record also held by Dwayne Bowe, who caught a TD pass in seven straight games during the 2005 season. Landry’s streak ended at Miss. State on Oct. 5.
Landry’s has caught at least one touchdown pass in seven of 11 games this season (did not have one at Mississippi State, vs. Florida, vs. Furman, at Alabama). Landry has 10 receiving TDs this season, just two shy of tying Dwayne Bowe’s single-season record of 12 in 2006, while Beckham has eight receiving TDs this season. Landry ranks second in the SEC receiving scores while Beckham is fifth.
Landry’s 67 catches rank second in the SEC and are fifth in LSU single-season history. Of the 67 catches by Landry, 48 of them have gone for first downs. Of those 48 first down receptions, 22 came on third down.
Landry might be the most valuable receiver in the nation on third down. He is second nationally with 424 receiving yards on the year on third down. He is tops nationally with 14 receptions of 15+ yards on third down and six receptions of 25+ yards on third down. He also leads the nation in third-down touchdowns with six and is second with 22 first downs on third-down receptions.
Beckham has five 100-yard receiving games this season, which is fifth in LSU-single-season history. He became the first player since Devery Henderson in the 2002 “Bluegrass Miracle” game at Kentucky to record over 200 yards receiving in a game when he had 204 on six receptions with two touchdowns against Furman in week nine. The 204 yards are fifth-most in LSU single-game history and the most since Josh Reed broke the SEC record with 293 yards at Alabama in 2001.
In LSU career history, Beckham is now 7th in 100-yard receiving games (7), 10th in career catches (140) and seventh in career receiving yards (2,289).
Both Beckham Jr. and Landry have gone over 100 yards in the same game twice this season, doing so against TCU and at Georgia. They are the first duo in school history to go over 100 yards twice in the same game in the same season. Prior to their 100-yard games against TCU in the opener, the last time an LSU duo each went over 100 yards receiving was the 2002 Sugar Bowl when Josh Reed and Michael Clayton did it.
Beckham Jr.’s three receiving TDs in the UAB game tied for third in LSU single-game history and were the most by an LSU player since Terrence Toliver hauled in three against Texas A&M in the 2011 Cotton Bowl.
Two 100-Yard LSU Receivers in the Same Game (10)
Date Opponent WRs Result
9/28/13 at #9 Georgia Jarvis Landry (156), Odell Beckham Jr. (118) L, 41-44
8/31/13 vs. #20 TCU Odell Beckham Jr. (118), Jarvis Landry (109) W, 37-27
1/1/02 vs. #7 Illinois Josh Reed (239), Michael Clayton (120) W, 47-34
10/13/01 at Kentucky Josh Reed (160), Michael Clayton (105) W, 29-25
10/21/00 vs. #13 Miss. State Josh Reed (113), Reggie Robinson (102) W, 45-38
9/2/00 vs. W. Carolina Josh Reed (137), Jerel Myers (117) W, 47-34
11/13/99 vs. Houston Jerel Myers (114), Josh Reed (100) L, 7-20
11/4/89 vs. Ole Miss Todd Kinchen (108), Eddie Fuller (102) W, 35-30
9/24/88 at #18 Ohio State Tony Moss (117), Alvin Lee (108) L, 33-36
10/24/81 vs. #20 Florida State Orlando McDaniel (155), Malcolm Scott (112) L, 14-38
LSU’s Odell Beckham Jr. leads the SEC and is second nationally in all-purpose yards with 197.7 per game highlighted by the first missed field goal return for a touchdown in school history when he raced 100 yards for a score on a missed 59-yard attempt with 2:11 remaining in the third quarter of the UAB game in week 2. He is one of the nation’s most explosive players, averaging 20.9 yards every time he touches the ball which ranks third nationally.
Beckham Jr. has accounted for 2,175 all-purpose yards with 104 touches (4 rush, 56 rec., 13 punt ret., 30 kickoff ret., and 1 missed FG ret.).
With his 85 all-purpose yards against Texas A&M last time out, Beckham Jr. shattered the LSU single-season all-purpose yards record, surpassing the 2,120 yards by Domanick Davis in 2002.
Beckham Jr. is in third place in SEC single-season history return yards, just 221 yards away from breaking the SEC record.
With his performance against Texas A&M, Beckham Jr. continued his climb up the LSU career top 10 in all-purpose yards. He is sixth with 3,941 yards.
Beckham Jr. has racked up 806 yards on 30 kick returns this season, averaging 26.9 yards per return. The 806 yards rank seventh nationally and second in LSU single-season history behind only Patrick Peterson (932 in 2010). His 30 kick returns are also second in LSU single-season history behind Patrick Peterson’s 32 in 2010.
Beckham Jr. set the LSU single-game school record with 175 kickoff return yards on seven returns at Georgia. The previous record was 164 yards by Trindon Holliday against Georgia in 2008. Beckham Jr. tied the LSU record for most kickoff returns in a game with seven, a mark previously set by Holliday against Georgia and Florida in 2008.
Beckham Jr. accounted for 331 all-purpose yards against UAB in week two (third-highest total in school history) and 289 yards (sixth highest total in school history) at No. 9 Georgia in week four. The 289 against Georgia went down as the most all-purpose yards by an LSU player in an SEC game since Devery Henderson recorded 298 against Kentucky in 2002.
Beckham Jr. was believed to be the first FBS player to return a missed short field goal for a touchdown since Richie Iuzzi of Clemson did it vs. Georgia on Sept. 28, 1968 (108 yards, 100 statistically). Others who have done it: Don Guest of California, 109 yards vs. Washington on Sept. 17, 1966; James Elmore of Tennessee, 95 yards vs. Carson-Newman on Sept. 25, 1926.
Beckham Jr. recorded four total touchdowns against UAB in week 2, becoming the first LSU player to achieve that feat since LaBrandon Toefield did it with four rushing TDs against Utah State on Sept. 8, 2001.
National FBS All-Purpose Yards Leaders
1. Antonio Andrews, Western Kentucky - 219.8
2. Odell Beckham Jr., LSU - 197.7
3. Albert Wilson, Georgia State - 192.3
17. Tre Mason, Auburn - 144.7 (next closest SEC player)
Odell Beckham Jr. Closing in on SEC History
Junior wide receiver/return specialist Odell Beckham Jr. is not only second in the nation in all-purpose yards, he is closing in on the SEC single-season record for all-purpose yards. With one regular season game remaining, Beckham needs 222 yards to shatter the SEC single-season record of 2,396 held by Randall Cobb of Kentucky (2010). Beckham has racked up 2,175 yards, which is third in SEC single-season history.
SEC Single-Season All-Purpose Yards
1. Randall Cobb, Kentucky (2010) 2,396
2. Darren McFadden, Arkansas (2007) 2,310
3. Odell Beckham Jr., LSU (2013) 2,090
4. Domanick Davis, LSU (2002) 2,120
Zach Mettenberger Having One of the Finest Seasons for an LSU Quarterback in School History
Senior quarterback Zach Mettenberger has emerged as a top flight quarterback for LSU this season, and his assault on the school record book continues entering the Arkansas game. His 22 passing touchdowns are tied for third in LSU single-season history with Tommy Hodson (1989) and just six away from tying the school record set by JaMarcus Russell (2006) and Matt Mauck (2003). Mettenberger’s 2,926 yards are third in LSU single-season history and 422 away from surpassing Rohan Davey’s record 3,347 in 2001.
In just two seasons as a starter, Mettenberger has already entered the LSU career top 10 in passing yards with 5,627. He sits in sixth place and is 249 yards away from fifth place.
Mettenberger is seeking to become only the third quarterback in LSU history to surpass 3,000 passing yards in a season. He is 74 yards away from joining Rohan Davey who had 3,347 in 2001 and JaMarcus Russell who had 3,129 in 2006.
With 241 passing yards at Alabama, Mettenberger became the first quarterback in school history to throw for 2,500 yards in back-to-back seasons. Only seven times has a QB in LSU history thrown for over 2,500 yards.
Mettenberger was the only QB in LSU history to throw for 250 or more yards in each of the first three games of a season. Dating back to last year, the senior has thrown for 250 yards or more in 10 of LSU’s last 16 games. He’s thrown for over 300 yards three times this season (at Georgia, at Mississippi State, Furman). He owns a 18-6 record as a starter in his career, including a 13-1 mark in Tiger Stadium.
Mettenberger is first in the SEC and third nationally in pass efficiency (176.1). He is third in the nation in pass completions of 20 yards or more with 60. Sean Mannion of Oregon State leads the nation with 63.
For his career, Mettenberger is up to 35 touchdown passes, which is fifth in LSU history and two away from fourth place.
Mettenberger was named SEC Offensive Player of the Week after throwing for 340 yards on 25-of-29 passing with two touchdowns at Mississippi State on Oct. 5. The 25 completions were a career high and the most by an LSU QB in any game since Rohan Davey had 31 in the 2002 Sugar Bowl against Illinois. His .862 completion percentage was the fourth-highest in LSU single-game history.
In one of the best outings by a quarterback in school history, Mettenberger made his return to Georgia a memorable one when he threw for a career-best 372 yards on 23-of-37 passes with three touchdowns. The 372 yards was the seventh-highest total in school history and the most by an LSU quarterback in a game since Rohan Davey tossed for 444 in the Sugar Bowl against Illinois on Jan. 1, 2002. Mettenberger’s yardage was also the highest total by an LSU QB in an SEC game since Davey shattered the SEC record with 528 at Alabama on Nov. 3, 2001.
Mettenberger shattered the LSU single-game passing touchdown record with five against UAB in week 2, including three in the first half. As a team, the five passing touchdowns for LSU against UAB were the most by the squad since recording five in the 2000 season-opener against Western Carolina. Mettenberger became the first LSU QB to throw three or more TDs in a half since JaMarcus Russell fired three in the first half of the Mississippi State game on Sept. 30, 2006.
Zach Mettenberger Becomes Fifth QB In LSU History With Back-to-Back 300-Yard Games
When Zach Mettenberger threw for 340 yards at Mississippi State on Oct. 5, he became only the eighth quarterback in LSU history to throw for 300 or more yards in two games in the same season. Mettenberger also became the fifth LSU QB to throw for 300 yards in back-to-back games and the first since Matt Flynn did it in 2007 (319 vs. Auburn, 353 at Alabama). Others who have thrown for 300 yards in back-to-back games: Rohan Davey (3 straight times in 2001), Jeff Wickersham (twice in 1983), and Tommy Hodson (twice in 1989). Three times this season, Mettenberger has thrown for over 300 yards.
Mettenberger: First Quarterback In LSU History with Back-to-Back Seasons With 2,500+ Passing Yards
After throwing for 241 yards at Alabama, Zach Mettenberger surpassed 2,500 passing yards for the second straight season. He sits at 2,926 yards entering the game against Texas A&M. Last season, Mettenberger threw for 2,609 yards, a figure that ranks sixth in school history. The only other 2,500-yard passers in school history are Rohan Davey (2001), JaMarcus Russell (2006), Matt Mauck (2003), Tommy Hodson (1989) and Jeff Wickersham (1983). Before Mettenberger eclisped the mark, Russell was the closest as he threw for 2,443 yards in 2005.
More On the LSU Offense
LSU’s 5,121 yards of total offense is the most through the first 11 games of a season in school history. The school season record for total yards is 6,152 in 2007. By comparison, that team had 4,949 yards through the first 11 games.
LSU registered 517 total yards of offense in a 34-10 win versus Texas A&M, marking the fourth time the Tigers eclipsed 500 yards of offense this season and the second time against an SEC opponent (563 yards at Mississippi State, 10/5/13).
In the win over Furman on Oct. 26, LSU racked up 672 yards of total offense, which ranks third in LSU single-game history. It was the most yards in a game for the Tigers since putting up 680 yards in a win over Western Carolina in 2000. Of the 672 yards, 332 yards were on the ground, while 340 were through the air.
LSU ranks 20th nationally in plays of 10-plus yards from scrimmage (194) and sixth in plays of 20-plus yards from scrimmage (76). The Tigers are fourth in the nation in passing plays of 20 yards or more with 60.
LSU has converted 44 of its 52 redzone chances (84.6 percent; 35 touchdowns, nine field goals). Note: Two of the Tigers’ failed conversions were victory formations to end the Kent State and Florida games. LSU was 5-of-5 in redzone opportunities last time out versus Texas A&M.
LSU rushed the ball 55 times for 324 net yards and an average of 5.9 yards per attempt against Texas A&M. It is the most rushing attempts in a game for the Tigers since LSU ran it 55 times against the Aggies in the 2011 Cotton Bowl.
LSU scored 59 points in a 59-26 win at Mississippi State on Oct. 5. The 59 points were the most by the Tigers in an SEC game since a 63-28 win at Kentucky on Nov. 1, 1997. LSU scored six rushing touchdowns in the win over the Bulldogs, the most by the Tigers since setting a school record with eight in that Kentucky game of 1997.
LSU averaged 10.4 yards per play against Kent State in week 3, a figure that ranked second in school history. The record is 11.1 against Kentucky on Oct. 14, 2006.
LSU outscored Mississippi State 28-0 in the fourth quarter on Oct. 5. The 28 points were the most by the Tigers in the fourth quarter of an SEC game since putting up 28 in a 61-17 win over Ole Miss on Dec. 5, 1970. It was LSU’s most overall points in the fourth quarter since scoring 30 against Troy on Nov. 15, 2008.
Jeremy Hill Spearheading LSU Ground Game
Sophomore Jeremy Hill is producing one of the best season’s by a running back in LSU history. Hill has produced five 100-yard rushing games in his last nine contests, including three out of his last six games. His five 100-yard rushing games rank eighth in LSU single-season history and are just two away from tying the school record of seven set by Kevin Faulk (1996) and Charles Alexander (1977).
Hill ranks third in the SEC in rushing with 104.0 yards per game and third in total rushing yards with 1,040. Hill is averaging 6.7 yards per carry. He is second in the league in rushing touchdowns and tied for 16th nationally with 13.
With 76 yards against Texas A&M, Hill became LSU’s first 1,000-yard running back in a season since Stevan Ridley (now starting running back for the New England Patriots) had 1,147 during the 2010 season.
For his career, Hill has 1,795 yards on 297 carries with 25 touchdowns and 0 fumbles lost heading into the Arkansas game. Hill was the second quickest running back in LSU history to reach 1,000 career yards. Hill did it on 165 carries. Justin Vincent was the fastest running back in school history to do it on 154 carries.
Hill’s 25 career rushing touchdowns rank 10th in LSU career history.
In games that Hill has at least 10 carries, he’s scored a touchdown in 14 of those 17 games and he’s reached 100 yards nine times.
Hill, who has only played 21 career games, is already in sole possession of fourth in LSU career 100-yard rushing performances with nine.
Hill was named the SEC Offensive Player of the Week and Maxwell National Player of the Week for his performance in LSU’s 35-21 win over Auburn on Sept. 21. Hill rushed for career-highs of 184 yards and three touchdowns on 25 carries in leading LSU past Auburn. The sophomore scored the first two times he touched the ball – going 49 yards on the first TD and then 12-yard on his next carry – to give LSU a 14-0 lead just minutes into the contest. Hill added a third touchdown on a 6-yard run in the third quarter that stretched LSU’s lead to 28-7. He also set up LSU’s third touchdown of the game when he raced 54-yards down to the Auburn 1-yard line.
The 184 rushing yards by Hill against Auburn were the most by an LSU player since Alley Broussard set the school record with 250 yards in a win over Ole Miss in 2004. The 184 yards are also the second-most by an SEC player in any game this season.
LSU Leads the SEC and Ranks Second Nationally in Punt Return Defense
LSU ranks second nationally in punt return defense as the Tigers give up an average of 0.90 yards per return this season (nine yards on 10 total returns). Utah State leads the country at -0.60 yards per return (-3 yards on five returns). LSU has excelled in punt coverage under Les Miles, ranking no lower than 11th in the nation over the last five seasons. The Tigers ranked ninth in 2009 at 4.0 yards per return; LSU was 11th in 2010 at 4.92; LSU was fourth in 2011 at 3.65; the Tigers were 11th in 2012 at 3.47.
LSU’s Defense Hands Texas A&M Lowest Offensive Output Under Kevin Sumlin
LSU’s defense made a statement in a 34-10 victory against Texas A&M as the Tigers held the Aggies to 299 total offensive yards and 10 points, and both rank as single-game lows in two seasons under coach Kevin Sumlin. Texas A&M came into the game leading the SEC in yards per game (578) and points per game (49.2). Texas A&M had scored at least 40 or more points in 13 straight games until the Tigers ended the streak. In addition, LSU shut out the Aggies in the first quarter, the first time A&M failed to score in the opening period since Sept. 15, 2012 in Johnny Manziel’s second game at quarterback. The Tigers limited Manziel to 16-of-41 passing (39 percent), the first time in his career he failed to complete 50 percent of his passes. LSU’s victory also snapped the Aggies streak of 10 straight road victories which tied the longest streak in A&M history.
LSU Boasts First 1,000-Yard Rusher, 1,000-Yard Receiver, 2,500-Yard Passer Since 2003
In 2003, quarterback Matt Mauck (2,825 yards), receiver Michael Clayton (1,079) and running back Justin Vincent (1,001) became the first trio in school history to go over 1,000 yards rushing, 1,000 yards receiving and 2,500 yards passing in the same season. They achieved the feat in LSU’s BCS National Championship Game win over Oklahoma. Now, 13 years later, quarterback Zach Mettenberger (2,926 yards), WR Odell Beckham Jr. (1,101) and RB Jeremy Hill (1,040) are the first trio in school history to do it in the regular season and just the second trio overall. In fact, the 2013 squad is the first to have a 2,500-yard passer, 1,000-yard rusher and two 1,000-yard receivers as Jarvis Landry (1,059 receiving yards) crossed the 1,000-yard mark against Texas A&M.
LSU Bowl Eligible for Record 14th Straight Season
By picking up its sixth win of the season against Florida in week seven, LSU is now bowl eligible for a school-record 14th straight year. LSU has played in a bowl game every season dating back to 2000. The 14-year bowl streak trails only Georgia (17) in the SEC. Florida’s 23-year streak was snapped this season. Florida State leads the nation with 32 consecutive bowl appearances.
Under Les Miles, LSU has produced three out of the top five most accurate career kickers in school history in Josh Jasper (2008-10), Drew Alleman (2011-12) and Colt David (2005-06). Redshirt freshman PK Colby Delahoussaye, a walk-on from New Iberia, took over the field goal and extra point duties this season after the departure of Alleman. Delahoussaye immediately made an impact in his debut, booting 3-of-3 field goals and 4-of-4 PATs in the season-opening win over TCU. Delahoussaye’s three made field goals were the most by an LSU kicker in his debut since Andre LaFleur was 3-of-4 against Mississippi State on Sept. 11, 1993. The freshman then booted a perfect 2-of-2 at No. 9 Georgia in week four, including a career-long 49-yarder, which matched the longest made field goal for the Tigers all of last season. For the season and his career, he is 12-of-13 on field goals and 49-of-50 on extra points through 11 games. Delahoussaye shattered the LSU record for most consecutive field goals to start a career, surpassing David Browndyke (1986), by making his first nine. He missed his first field goal in the Furman game on Oct. 26. Browndyke converted the first seven field goal attempts of his career before missing two in the fourth quarter of the Ole Miss game on Nov. 1, 1986. Delahoussaye’s 49 extra points are fourth in LSU single-season history.
Consecutive Made Field Goals to Start a Career
1. Colby Delahoussaye (2013) - 9
2. David Browndyke (1986) - 7
LSU Has Two Games This Season of 300+ Rushing Yards and 250+ Passing Yards
For just the eighth and ninth times in school history, LSU had 300+ rushing yards and 250+ passing yards in a 45-13 win over Kent State in week three and a 48-16 win over Furman in week nine. LSU finished the Kent State game with 571 total yards and produced 672 in the Furman win. Here’s a look at the other games in school history that LSU recorded 300+ rushing yards and 250+ passing yards in the same contest:
Year Opponent (Results) Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards
2013 Furman (W, 48-16) 332 340 672
2013 Kent State (W, 45-13) 307 264 571
2007 Louisiana Tech (W, 58-10) 321 274 595
1996 New Mexico State (W, 63-7) 329 269 598
1989 Ohio (W, 57-6) 313 303 616
1987 Ole Miss (W, 42-13) 356 274 630
1986 Mississippi State (W, 47-0) 301 279 580
1969 Mississippi State (W, 61-6) 310 271 581
1967 Mississippi State (W, 55-0) 327 303 630
Terrence Magee’s Onto The Scene
Entering the TCU season-opener, junior running back Terrence Magee had totaled only 28 carries in his career. Magee delivered a breakout game against the Horned Frogs, rushing for a game-high 95 yards on 13 carries with two touchdowns. The highlight came with 13:11 in the third quarter when he raced a career-long 52 yards for a score. Magee then went over the 100-yard mark for the first time in his career with nine carries for 108 yards -- all in the second half -- in the win over Kent State in week three. Magee produced his second 100-yard rushing game of the season when he tied his career high with 108 yards on 14 carries with two touchdowns against Furman. In his last game against Texas A&M, Magee led the Tigers as he shattered his career high with 149 rushing yards and one touchdown on 13 carries. Magee ranks second on the team in rushing with 50.5 yards per game. All four LSU running backs -- Magee, Alfred Blue, Kenny Hilliard and Jeremy Hill -- have led the Tigers in rushing in a game before and all four have recorded multiple touchdown games in their careers. Hill leads the way with 25 career rushing TDs followed by Hilliard (20), Blue (11) and Magee (7).
LSU’s 49-7 Under Les Miles When Winning The Turnover Battle
LSU is 49-7 under Les Miles when winning the turnover battle. Against ranked teams under Miles, LSU is 21-5 when having fewer turnovers than its opponent. The only seven losses for the Tigers under Miles when having fewer turnovers than their opponent have come against Alabama and Clemson in 2012, Arkansas in 2008, Arkansas and Kentucky in 2007, Auburn in 2006 and Tennessee in 2005. In Miles’ tenure at LSU, the Tigers have a combined turnover margin of +59. LSU was +20 in 2011, +16 last season and -2 this year.
LSU Running Backs Rarely Fumble
Of the six running backs on the LSU roster, they have combined for 838 career carries and only lost fumbles six times during that stretch. The following is a look at LSU’s current running backs and the numbers of carries since they have had since they lost a fumble as well as their career rushing attempts and career number of lost fumbles:
Player Consecutive Att. w/out a lost fumble Total Lost Fumbles (Attempts) Last Fumble
Jeremy Hill 297 0 (297) None
Kenny Hilliard 101 1 (211) 1Q vs. Towson, 2012
J.C. Copeland 0 1 (27) 1Q at Alabama, 2013
Terrence Magee 43 1 (100) 1Q vs. Auburn, 2013
Alfred Blue 46 3 (200) 4Q vs. TCU, 2013
Connor Neighbors 3 0 (3) None
LSU is 38-4 Under Les Miles When A Running Back Reaches 100-Yards
LSU is 38-4 under Les Miles when a running back reaches 100 yards in a game. Of the running backs who make up the 2013 roster, LSU has 15 career 100-yard games to its credit. Jeremy Hill has nine, Kenny Hilliard has one, Terrence Magee has three and Alfred Blue has two. LSU’s only four losses under Miles when having a back reach the 100-yard mark came vs. Clemson in 2012 (Hill, 124 yards), Alabama in 2012 (Hill, 107 yards); Georgia in 2008 (Charles Scott, 144 yards) and Arkansas in 2007 (Jacob Hester, 126 yards). LSU has produced eight 100-yard rushers in a game this season, including five by Hill and three by Magee. LSU has produced two 100-yard rushers in the same twice with both Hill and Magee doing it against Kent State and Furman.
14 True Freshmen Have Played This Season
Les Miles has never shyed away from playing true freshmen in his nine seasons at LSU. A total of 87 true freshmen have seen the field under his watch, including 14 this season (eight on defense, five on offense, one special teams only). That number ranks fifth nationally behind UCLA (18), Texas A&M (17), Tennessee (15) and Southern Miss (15). The following true freshmen have played this season: 16 Tre’Davious White (CB, special teams), 40 Duke Riley (LB, special teams), 49 Melvin Jones (FB/special teams), 52 Kendell Beckwith (LB/special teams), 89 DeSean Smith (TE), 91 Christian LaCouture (DT), 10 Anthony Jennings (QB), 76 Josh Boutte (OT), Jeryl Brazil (RB), 21 Rashard Robinson (DB), 29 Rickey Jefferson (DB), 46 Tashawn Bower (DE), 77 Ethan Pocic (C) and 92 Lewis Neal (DE). Last year, 15 true freshmen played for LSU. That total of 15 ranked second nationally with Ohio State behind only TCU and Texas, who each had 16.
Game True Freshmen Who Played
TCU (8) K. Beckwith, J. Boutte, A. Jennings, M. Jones, C. LaCouture, D. Riley, D. Smith, T. White
UAB (14) K. Beckwith, J. Boutte, T. Bower, J. Brazil, R. Jefferson, A. Jennings, M. Jones, C. LaCouture, L. Neal, E. Pocic, D. Riley, R. Robinson, D. Smith, T. White
KSU (13) K. Beckwith, J. Boutte, T. Bower, R. Jefferson, A. Jennings, M. Jones, C. LaCouture, L. Neal, E. Pocic, D. Riley, R. Robinson, D. Smith, T. White
Auburn (8) K. Beckwith, M. Jones, C. LaCouture, L. Neal, D. Riley, R. Robinson, D. Smith, T. White
Georgia (7) K. Beckwith, M. Jones, C. LaCouture, D. Riley, R. Robinson, D. Smith, T. White
Miss. St. (9) K. Beckwith, T. Bower, M. Jones, C. LaCouture, L. Neal, D. Riley, R. Robinson, D. Smith, T. White
Florida (12) K. Beckwith, J. Boutte, T. Bower, A. Jennings, M. Jones, C. LaCouture, L. Neal, E. Pocic, D. Riley, R. Robinson, D. Smith, T. White
Ole Miss (12) K. Beckwith, J. Boutte, T. Bower, A. Jennings, M. Jones, C. LaCouture, L. Neal, E. Pocic. D. Riley, R. Robinson, D. Smith, T. White
Furman (13) K. Beckwith, J. Boutte, T. Bower, R. Jefferson, A. Jennings, M. Jones, C. LaCouture, L. Neal, E. Pocic, D. Riley, R. Robinson, D. Smith, T. White
Alabama (7) K. Beckwith, C. LaCouture, L. Neal, D. Riley, R. Robinson, D. Smith, T. White
A&M (11) K. Beckwith, J. Boutte, R. Jefferson, A. Jennings, M. Jones, C. LaCouture, L. Neal, D. Riley, R. Robinson, D. Smith, T. White
Number of True Freshmen Who Have Played By Team
School No. of True Frosh
Texas A&M 17
Southern Miss 15
Florida State 14
28 Tigers See Their First Career Playing Time
LSU reloaded its roster after a loss of an NFL record eight underclassemen to the 2013 NFL Draft. A total of 28 Tigers have seen the field for the first time this season: 16 Tre’Davious White (CB, special teams), 35 Lorenzo Phillips (special teams), 40 Duke Riley (LB, special teams), 42 Colby Delahoussaye (special teams), 49 Melvin Jones (special teams), 52 Kendell Beckwith (LB/special teams), 65 Jerald Hawkins (RT), 69 Hoko Fanaika (OG), 83 Travin Dural (WR), 84 Logan Stokes TE, special teams), 89 DeSean Smith (TE), 92 99/71 Jonah Austin (OL, TE), 91 Christian LaCouture (DT), 75 Evan Washington (OT), 10 Anthony Jennings (QB), 76 Josh Boutte (OT), Jeryl Brazil (RB), 21 Rashard Robinson (DB), 29 Rickey Jefferson (DB), 46 Tashawn Bower (DE), 77 Ethan Pocic (C), 92 Lewis Neal (DE), A’Trey-U Jones (DT), 13 Chris LaBorde, 41 Tommy LeBeau, 42 Michael Petty, 17 Myles O’Brien. Kavahra Holmes became the latest to make his debut when he saw the field in the fourth quarter of the Mississippi State game on Oct. 5.
LSU Streak of Consecutive Weeks In AP Top 25 Reaches 78 Straight
LSU’s streak of consecutive weeks in the AP Top 25 has reached 78, which ranks second to only Alabama in terms of current streaks. The Tigers are No. 15 in the Associated Press and USA Today Coaches’ polls. LSU is No. 14 in the Harris poll. Since the start of the 2011 season, LSU has been ranked in the top 10 in now 40 of the 45 weeks of the AP poll. This was the 13th consecutive season that the Tigers were ranked in the preseason polls as LSU came in No. 12 in the AP and No. 13 in the Coaches Top 25. LSU has been ranked in both the Coaches and AP polls every week since the start of the 2009 season. Since Les Miles took over at LSU, the Tigers have been represented in the AP and USA Today Coaches’ Poll 136 of the 140 weeks. The exception came during the final four polls of the 2008 season. In addition, since the start of the 2002 season, LSU has played 150 of 154 games ranked in the top 25, including 115 of 117 games under Miles. LSU has a 91-22 record in games played as a Top 25 team under Miles. The only two games that LSU didn’t play as a Top 25 team during the Miles era came in 2008 against Arkansas in the regular-season finale and Georgia Tech in the Chick-fil-A Bowl. The following is a look at the longest current streaks for teams in the AP Top 25:
Team Consecutive Weeks In AP Poll
1. Alabama 94
2. LSU 78
Consecutive Final AP Poll Appearances
No. Team Last Year Out
6 Oregon 2006
5 Alabama, Boise State 2007
4 LSU, Nebraska 2008
Fifteen First-Time Starters
Fifteen LSU players have made their first career starts this season (six on offense, nine on defense). Rashard Robinson (cornerback) became the latest to get his first start in the Texas A&M game. Robinson performed exceptionally well with his first career interception while limiting A&M’s Mike Evans to four catches for 51 yards. Robinson, Ethan Pocic and fellow cornerback Tre’Davious White are the only true freshmen to start this year. White, who has started at CB since the Kent State game, is the first true freshman to start at cornerback for LSU since Tyrann Mathieu started against UL-Monroe on Nov. 13, 2010.
Game No. First-Time Starters (Player)
vs. #20 TCU 6 (RT J. Hawkins, TE D. Gordon, DE, J. Rasco, DT E. Ferguson, DE J. Allen, LB D.J. Welter)
UAB 1 (TE Logan Stokes)
Kent State 2 (S Micah Eugene, CB Tre’Davious White)
Auburn 1 (DE Danielle Hunter)
at #9 Georgia None
at Mississippi State 2 (FB Connor Neighbors, S Corey Thompson)
at Ole Miss None
Furman 2 (RT Evan Washington, C Ethan Pocic)
at #1 Alabama None
#9 Texas A&M 1 (CB Rashard Robinson)
Terrence Magee Earns SEC Offensive Player of the Week; Rashard Robinson FOTW vs. Texas A&M
Junior RB Terrence Magee was named SEC Offensive Player of the Week while freshman CB Rashard Robinson earned SEC Co-Freshman of the Week for their performances against Texas A&M. Magee ran for 149 yards and one TD and Robinson recorded his first interception as a Tiger in his first career start in LSU’s 34-10 victory over the Aggies. A look at LSU’s game-by-game honors this season:
Game Player Honor
TCU OT La’el Collins SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week
UAB WR Odell Beckham Jr. SEC Special Teams Player of the Week
Kent State DT Ego Ferguson SEC Defensive Player of the Week
Auburn RB Jeremy Hill SEC Offensive Player of the Week
Maxwell Award National Player of the Week
Miss. State QB Zach Mettenberger SEC Offensive Player of the Week
Florida DE Danielle Hunter SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week
Texas A&M RB Terrence Magee SEC Offensive Player of the Week
CB Rashard Robinson SEC Co-Freshman of the Week
Les Miles Becomes Quickest LSU Coach To Reach 90 Wins
The following is a quick look at Les Miles’ notable accomplishments during his nine years and 117 games (93-24 record) as head coach of the Tigers:
With the win over Mississippi State, Miles became the quickest LSU coach to reach 90 victories doing so in 112 games. It took Charles McClendon 124 games to reach that milestone.
Also the fastest coach in LSU history to 10 wins (11 games), 20 wins (24 games), 30 wins (35 games), 40 wins (48
games), 50 wins (63 games), 60 wins (76 games), 70 wins (87 games), and 80 wins (98 games) in school history
With 10 or more wins six times at LSU, Miles joined Bear Bryant (13 at Alabama), Steve Spurrier (9 at Florida), Philip
Fulmer (9 at Tennessee), Mark Richt (8 at Georgia) and Vince Dooley (7 at Georgia) as the only coaches in SEC history to have six or more 10-win seasons at the same school.
Led LSU to only 12-0 and 13-0 records in school history in 2011 ... Led LSU to first 11-0 start since 1958 in 2011.
Led LSU to 10-1 start three times in a 6-year span from 2005-10 (‘05, ’07, ’10)
Only coach in LSU history to beat Auburn, Florida and Alabama in same season - and he’s done it three times (2005, ’07, ‘11)
Only coach in LSU history to beat Florida and Tennessee in the regular season during the same year, doing it twice (2010, ’11).
Only first-year coach in SEC history to lead team to league’s title game (2005)
Has 15 wins over coaches who have won national titles
Coached LSU to 10-plus wins in 3 straight seasons - a first at the school – and to 6 overall (the most at the school).
Only coach in LSU history to lead Tigers to three straight top five final rankings (2005, 2006, 2007).
No. 18 Tradition Passed Down to Lamin Barrow, A Butkus Award Semifinalist
A tradition established in 2003 continues as senior linebacker Lamin Barrow was voted to wear the No. 18 jersey for the 2013 season. Barrow was presented the jersey by coach Les Miles following a vote of the coaching staff and former LSU No. 18s during the Tigers’ first team meeting of fall camp on Sunday, Aug. 4. Barrow recorded a season-best and career-high 13 tackles in the win over Florida. Barrow is a semifinalist for the Butkus Award as he leads LSU with 80 total tackles. Jersey No. 18 was born when quarterback Matt Mauck guided LSU to its first national championship since 1958 in 2003. His number became synonmous with success -- both on and off the field -- as well as a selfless attitude that has become the epitome of being an LSU football player. After his final year with the Tigers, Mauck passed the jersey number down to running back Jacob Hester, who then helped LSU to another national title in 2007. Three of the former No. 18s are still currently playing in the NFL. Here is a look at the jersey No. 18s:
Years Player Position
2003 Matt Mauck QB
2004-07 Jacob Hester RB
2008-09 Richard Dickson TE
2010 Richard Murphy RB
2011 Brandon Taylor S
2012 Bennie Logan DT
2013 Lamin Barrow LB
LSU Is 52-0 Under Miles When Rushing For 100 Yards and Holding Opponents To Less Than 100 Yards
One look at LSU’s results in relation to rushing the football and it’s easy to figure out that head coach Les Miles is a former offensive lineman who understands the importance of running the football. In 117 games under Miles, LSU’s success is easy to predict when it comes to net rushing yards. Get to 100 yards rushing and LSU will more than likely win as the Tigers are 88-9 under Miles when that happens. Hold the opponent to fewer than 100-yards and the Tigers are 53-4. An even more telling stat is that when LSU rushes for 100-plus yards and holds the opponents to fewer than 100-yards, the Tigers are 52-0. The following is a look at LSU’s rushing numbers during the Miles era and have the Tigers have fared:
Year LSU 100+ LSU 100- Opp 100+ Opp 100- LSU 100+/Opp 100-
2005 10-0 1-2 3-1 8-1 7-0
2006 10-0 1-2 5-0 6-2 6-0
2007 11-2 1-0 3-2 9-0 8-0
2008 8-3 0-2 2-5 6-0 6-0
2009 8-0 1-4 7-4 2-0 2-0
2010 11-2 0-0 7-1 5-0 5-0
2011 13-0 0-1 4-1 8-0 9-0
2012 9-1 1-2 4-2 6-1 6-0
2013 8-1 0-2 5-3 3-0 3-0
Totals 88-9 5-15 40-19 53-4 52-0
LSU Has Scored 20 Special Teams TDs In Les Miles Era
LSU has recorded 20 special teams touchdown under Les Miles, including the most recent one when Odell Beckham Jr. became the first player in school history to return a missed field goal for a touchdown. Beckham caught a missed 59-yard field goal in the third quarter of the UAB game and raced a school-record 109 yards (statistically 100 yards) for the score. Under Miles, LSU has returned 11 punts for touchdowns, 3 kickoffs for touchdowns, 2 blocked field goals returned for touchdowns, 1 blocked punt return for a TD, 1 return on a fumbled punt, 1 on a fake field goal and 1 on a missed field goal. LSU has scored at least one special teams touchdown in all nine seasons under Miles. LSU is 18-1 in games when scoring a special teams touchdown. In addition, LSU holds the nation’s longest consecutive years streak (12) of returning a punt or kickoff for a touchdown. The Tigers have returned at least one punt or kickoff back for a score every season dating back to 2001. The following is a breakdown of LSU’s special teams touchdowns under Miles:
Year Opponent Play Results
2013 UAB Odell Beckham Jr. 100-yard missed field goal return LSU def. UAB, 56-17
2012 Ole Miss Odell Beckham Jr. 89-yard punt return LSU def. Ole Miss, 41-35
North Texas Odell Beckham Jr. 70-yard punt return LSU def. North Texas, 41-14
2011 Georgia Tyrann Mathieu 62-yard punt return LSU def. Georgia, 42-10
Arkansas Tyrann Mathieu 92-yard punt return LSU def. Arkansas, 41-17
West Virginia Morris Claiborne 99-yard kickoff return LSU def. W. Va., 47-21
Oregon Tyrann Mathieu 3-yard return of a fumbled punt LSU def. Oregon, 40-27
2010 North Carolina Patrick Peterson 87-yard punt return LSU def. No. Carolina, 30-24
West Virginia Patrick Peterson 60-yard punt return LSU def. W. Va., 20-14
2009 Miss. State Chad Jones 93-yard punt return LSU def. Miss. State, 30-26
Ole Miss Patrick Peterson 53-yard return of a blocked FG LSU lost Ole Miss, 25-23
Arkansas Trindon Holliday 87-yard punt return LSU def. Arkansas, 33-30 (OT)
2008 North Texas Trindon Holliday 92-yard punt return LSU def. North Texas, 41-3
2007 South Carolina Colt David 15-yard run on fake field goal LSU def. South Carolina, 28-16
Ole Miss Trindon Holliday 98-yard kickoff return LSU def. Ole Miss, 41-24
2006 Fresno State Craig Davis 77-yard punt return LSU def. Fresno State, 34-6
Arkansas Trindon Holliday 92-yard kickoff return LSU def. Arkansas, 31-26
2005 Arizona State Mario Stevenson 55-yard return of a blocked FG LSU def. Arizona State, 35-31
Arizona State Craig Steltz 29-yard return of a blocked punt
Auburn Skyler Green 66-yard punt return LSU def. Auburn, 20-17 (OT)
Consecutive Years of Returning a Kickoff/Punt for a Touchdown
1. LSU 12
2. FIU 10
2. Ohio State 10
4. UConn 9
5. Florida 8
5. Ole Miss 8
5. Kansas State 8
LSU: The SEC’s Winningest Team Since 2005
LSU is the winningest program in the SEC since the start of Les Miles’ tenure as head coach in 2005 as the Tigers have posted a 93-24 mark during that span. The 93 victories for LSU are six better than Florida, while the Tigers are also tops in final poll rankings. LSU is also third nationally in wins since 2005 behind Boise State (100) and Ohio State (95).
Team W-L Bowls SEC Titles Top 25 Finishes
LSU 93-24 8 2 7
Florida 87-30 8 2 6
Georgia 83-34 8 1 6
Auburn 77-36 6 1 4
South Carolina 75-39 7 0 3
Alabama 74-22 8 2 5
Arkansas 63-49 5 0 3
Tennessee 56-55 4 0 2
Mississippi State 52-58 4 0 1
Ole Miss 49-60 3 0 2
Kentucky 48-63 5 0 0
Vanderbilt 47-62 3 0 1
Wins Since 2005 (Nationally)
Boise State 100
Ohio State 95
Southern Cal 88
Virginia Tech 87
This Day vs. Night Thing In Tiger Stadium
The facts indicate that LSU plays better at night in Tiger Stadium than they do during the day. The numbers show that since 1960, LSU is 231-61-4 (.784) at night under the lights compared to a 31-25-3 (.551) mark in Tiger Stadium during the day. Since 2000, LSU is 86-12 (.877) overall at home, which includes a 65-6 (.915) mark at night in Tiger Stadium and a 21-6 (.778) record during the day. Prior to 2000, LSU had only won 10 games at home during the day in 32 tries. From 1960 to 1999, LSU posted a 10-19-3 (.359) record at home during the day. The following is a breakdown of LSU’s night record, day record and overall record in Tiger Stadium since 1960:
Decade Record at Night Record during the day Overall Tiger Stadium Record
1960-69 47-9-2 2-2-1 49-11-3
1970-79 51-12-1 1-2 52-14-1
1980-89 38-16-1 3-5-2 41-21-3
1990-99 30-18 4-10 34-28
2000-09 49-5 11-6 60-11
2010-13 16-1 10-0 26-1
Totals 231-61-4 31-25-3 262-86-7
Tigers Are 41-2 In Saturday Night Games In Tiger Stadium Under Les Miles
There’s nothing like home field advantage and for LSU, there’s nothing better than playing a Saturday night game in Tiger Stadium. Since Les Miles took over in 2005, LSU is 41-2 in Saturday Night games in Tiger Stadium. The only two Saturday Night losses in Tiger Stadium for the Tigers under Miles came in 2009 when No. 1 Florida beat LSU, 13-3, and on Nov. 3, 2012 when top-ranked Alabama rallied for a 21-17 victory. Going back to 2000, LSU is 65-5 in Tiger Stadium in Saturday Night games with the only losses during that span came to unranked UAB (13-10) in 2000; unranked Ole Miss (35-24) in 2001; No. 10 Alabama (31-0) in 2002; No. 1 Florida (13-3) in 2009, and No. 1 Alabama (21-17) in 2012. The following is a look at LSU’s record in Saturday Night games in Tiger Stadium:
Year Overall Sat. Night vs. Top 25 vs. SEC vs. SEC Top 25 Noteable Wins
2000 5-1 2-0 3-0 2-0 def. Alabama at home for 1st time since ‘69
2001 4-1 1-0 1-1 1-0 def. #25 Auburn, 27-14, to clinch SEC West
2002 5-1 0-1 2-1 0-1 def. So. Carolina, 38-14
2003 4-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 def. #17 Auburn, 31-7
2004 6-0 0-0 3-0 0-0 def. Alabama, 26-10
2005 3-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 def. #16 Auburn, 20-17, in OT
2006 7-0 0-0 3-0 0-0 def. Alabama, 28-14
2007 5-0 3-0 2-0 2-0 def. #9 Florida, 28-24; def. #18 Auburn, 30-24
2008 4-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 def. Miss. State, 34-24
2009 6-1 0-1 3-1 0-1 def. Auburn, 31-10; def. Arkansas, 33-30 OT
2010 4-0 1-0 1-0 0-0 def. #22 W. Virginia, 20-14
2011 2-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 None
2012 6-1 2-1 2-1 1-1 def. #3 South Carolina, 23-21
2013 4-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 def. Auburn, 35-21
Totals 65-5 11-3 24-4 8-3
Tiger Stadium Top 10 Attendances
No. Att. Opponent Date Results
1. 93,374 Alabama Nov. 3, 2012 Lost, 21-17
2. 93,129 Florida Oct. 10, 2009 Lost, 13-3
3. 93,108 Arkansas Nov. 25, 2011 Won, 41-17
4. 93,098 Auburn Oct. 22, 2011 Won, 45-10
5. 93,039 Alabama Nov. 8, 2008 Lost, 27-21 (OT)
6. 93,022 Florida Oct. 8, 2011 Won, 41-11
7. 93,013 Arkansas Nov. 28, 2009 Won, 33-30 (OT)
8. 92,982 Georgia Oct. 25, 2008 Lost, 52-38
9. 92,980 Florida Oct. 12, 2013 Won, 17-6
10. 92,969 Alabama Nov. 6, 2010 Won, 24-21