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LSU at Ole Miss
October 21, 2017
Vaught-Hemingway Stadium (64,038)
6:15 p.m. CT • ESPN
Record 5-2, 2-1 SEC
Ranking #24 AP/#25 Coaches
Last Game Oct. 14 vs. Auburn
Head Coach Ed Orgeron
Career Record 27-31
LSU Record 11-4
vs. Ole Miss 1-0
LSU vs. Ole Miss 60-41-4
Record 3-3, 1-2 SEC
Last Game Oct. 14 vs. Vanderbilt
Head Coach Matt Luke
Career Record 3-3, 1st Season
Ole Miss Record 3-3, 1st season
vs. LSU 1st. Meeting
* LSU travels to Oxford to face Ole Miss. A win makes the Tigers bowl eligible.
* The Tigers beat nationally-ranked opponents in back-to-back weeks for the first time since September 2015.
* Ole Miss is coming off of a 57-35 win over Vanderbilt.
* The Tigers have out-gained their opponents on offense in six of seven games this season.
* LSU’s defense has limited opponents to only seven touchdowns in the first half of the last 12 games, going back to the start of the 2016 Alabama game.
* QB Danny Etling needs 576 yards to enter LSU’s top-10 career passing yards list.
* RB Derrius Guice owns 2,258 rushing yards for his career which moves him into ninth on LSU’s career rushing list.
* LB Arden Key owns 18.5 sacks and moved into the top-10 of LSU’s career sack rankings at ninth, tied with Tyson Jackson (2006-09).
* WR DJ Chark set career highs of five receptions and 150 receiving yards against Auburn.
* WR Russell Gage was one of the Tigers’ leading rushers against Auburn with 71 yards on two attempts. He also recorded the second receiving touchdown of his career in the game.
* LB Devin White has recorded double-digit tackles for the fifth game in a row. He finished the game against Auburn with a career-high 15 tackles, one sack, one quarterback hurry and two tackles for a loss.
* S Grant Delpit posted a career-high eight tackles and one and a half tackles for loss..
* PK Connor Culp was 2-for-2 on field goal attempts and 3-for-3 on extra points against Auburn. He connected on a 42-yard field goal with 2:36 left in the game to give LSU its first lead, 24-23, and hit a 36-yarder with 38 seconds left for the final score 27-23.
Orgeron To Face Former Team
* When LSU takes on Ole Miss Saturday night in Oxford, head coach Ed Orgeron will go up against his former team for the second time.
* It will be Orgeron’s first visit to Oxford as LSU’s head coach. Last year, Orgeron led the Tigers to a 38-21 win over the Rebels in Baton Rouge.
* Orgeron served as the Ole Miss head coach for three seasons from 2005-07.
* Orgeron will be the fourth LSU coach since the 1920’s to go against a team he once led while at the helm of the Tigers.
* Prior to last year when Orgeron and the Tigers beat Ole Miss in Tiger Stadium, Gerry DiNardo was the last LSU head coach to face his former team when he did it against Vanderbilt in both 1996 and 1997. The others were Curley Hallman against Southern Miss in 1994 and Bernie Moore against Mercer in 1940.
* DiNardo won his game against the Commodores 35-0 in 1996 and 78-6 in 1997, while Hallman fell to the Golden Eagles 20-18. Moore, who coached Mercer in from 1926-28 earned a 20-0 win over the Bears in the 1940 season.
LSU in October
* LSU has won 11 consecutive games during the month of October, a streak that dates back to the 2014 season. LSU’s last October loss came at Auburn by a 41-7 count on October 5, 2014.
* The Tigers have also won 20-straight home games in the month of October. LSU's last home loss in October in came on Oct. 10, 2009 in a 13-3 loss to No. 1 Florida.
* Eight of LSU’s 11 straight October wins have come against SEC opponents.
* Head coach Ed Orgeron is 5-0 in the month of October at LSU.
The Comeback Game; LSU Defeats No. 10 Auburn in Win for the Ages
* In a series that has seen wild games and finishes, LSU's 27-24 win over No. 10 Auburn made history as the home team rallied from a 20-0 hole in what will be known as "The Comeback Game".
* With 13 points in the fourth quarter, Death Valley came alive to complete the largest comeback against an SEC opponent at home in school history.
* With the win, LSU extended its streak to nine-straight victories over Auburn at home.
Chark Joins Kevin Faulk As Only Players In LSU History With 75+-Yard TDs Three Ways
* WR DJ Chark finished with 233 all-purpose yards to lead LSU to a top-10 win over Auburn. Chark finished with a career-high 150 yards on five receptions. Three of Chark's receptions converted first down for the Tigers.
* With LSU down 23-14 on the second play of the fourth quarter, Chark took Aidan Marshall's punt to the house on a 75-yard return to spark LSU's comeback win. Chark became the first LSU player since Odell Beckham Jr. (2012) to return two punts for a touchdown in a single season.
* Chark joins former Tiger All-America Kevin Faulk as the only players in LSU history to score on plays of 75 yards or longer three different ways. Chark has done it rushing, receiving and on a punt return, while Faulk did it rushing, and on both kickoff and punt returns.
* Chark is the only player in school history to score on a rush and reception of 75 yards or more.
* The following is a look at the 75-yards or longer scoring plays that link the players in LSU football history:
Scoring Play Opponent (Year)
79-yard rush Texas Tech (2015 Texas Bowl)
80-yard reception from Danny Etling Southern Miss (2016)
75-yard punt return Auburn (2017)
81-yard rush Idaho (1998)
80-yard rush Houston (1996)
88-yard kickoff return at Notre Dame (1998)
78-yard punt return Houston (1996)
Culp Delivers Game Winner Over Auburn
* PK Connor Culp became first LSU player to kick two field goals in the fourth quarter of a game since 2012 when Drew Alleman made field goals of 20 and 22 yards in a 23-21 win over South Carolina in Tiger Stadium.
* Culp had field goals of 42 and 36 yards in the final 2:36 of LSU’s 27-23 win over Auburn.
* Culp’s 42-yard field goal proved to be the game-winner as LSU rallied from a 20-point first half deficit to beat the 10th-ranked Tigers in Tiger Stadium.
* Culp now has four career field goals to his credit.
White is SEC Leader in Tackles; Ranks No. 3 in the Nation
* True sophomore linebacker Devin White leads the Tigers' in tackles after seven games this season and has been the team's leading tackler in six games.
* White's 77 tackles leads the Southeastern Conference and ranks third in the nation.
* The Springhill, Louisiana native has set a new or tied his career high in tackles in six of seven games this season.
* White was named the Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Week following his 13-tackle performance at Florida.
Etling Surpasses 3,000 Career Passing Yards
* When senior Danny Etling took the first snap against BYU, he became the most veteran LSU quarterback in terms of collegiate starts since Herb Tyler in 1998.
* Etling is 12-5 as LSU’s starting quarterback.The LSU graduate has guided the Tigers to wins over Jacksonville State, Missouri, Southern Miss, Ole Miss, Arkansas, Texas A&M, Louisville in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl, BYU, Chattanooga, Syracuse, Florida and Auburn.
* The LSU graduate surpassed 1,000 yards for the season against the Gators and 3,000 yards for his career in Baton Rouge. Etling is just 576 yards from entering LSU's top-10 career passing yards list.
* Etling owns 29 career starts (17 at LSU, 12 at Purdue). His 17 consecutive starts at LSU are the fifth-fifth-most by a quarterback since 1986.
39 Herb Tyler 10 in 1998, 12 in 1997, 12 in 1996, 3 in 1995
26 Tommy Hodson 11 in 1989, 12 in 1988, 3 in 1987
25 Zach Mettenberger 13 in 2012, 12 in 2013
20 Tommy Hodson 12 in 1986, 8 in 1987
17 Danny Etling 6 in 2016, 11 in 2017
Defense Leads League in Sacks
* The LSU defense has combined for 23 sacks through seven games for the most in the last nine seasons.
* NT Greg Gilmore leads the squad with 4.5 sacks this season. LB Corey Thompson is second on the team with 4.0 sacks.
Orgeron is 4-0 Following a Loss
* Head Coach Ed Orgeron is now 4-0 following a loss as the Tigers' head coach.
* Orgeron and the Tigers have outscored their opponents 144-91 with the wins coming on the road in 2016 at Arkansas and Texas A&M and in 2017 at home against Syracuse and on the road at Florida.
Greedy Leads Team In Interceptions
* Redshirt freshman Andraez "Greedy" Williams is the Tigers' starting cornerback opposite of junior Kevin Toliver II
* Greedy has already intercepted three passes this season, which is tied for the best in the league.
* Greedy's interceptions came against BYU, Chattanooga and the first play of the game against Syracuse.
Aranda’s LSU Defense Flexes in Fourth Quarter
* LSU's defense has held strong in the fourth quarter of its last two games against No. 21 Florida and No. 10 Auburn.
* Aranda's defense has not allowed a point against the Tigers and Gators, limiting the teams to a total of 71 yards and three first downs in the final 15 minutes of both games.
True Freshmen Continue to Play Big Roles at LSU
* So far this season, 20 true freshmen have played for the Tigers, which is tied for the most in the nation after seven weeks of the season.
* Against BYU, 17 true freshmen saw action for the most by an LSU team in a season opener since at least 1995.
* LSU tied Georgia and Miami for the most true freshmen to play in a season opener in the nation. The following is a list of teams that played double-digit true freshmen in its season opener: LSU (17), Georgia (17), Miami (17), Arizona (12), Illinois (12), Baylor (11), USC (11), Colorado State (10), Duke (10), Florida (10, Michigan (10) and Virginia (10).
* The following is a list of true freshmen who have played this season: QB Myles Brennan, TE/F Tory Carter, LB K’Lavon Chaisson, RG Saahdiq Charles, OG Austin Deculus, FS Grant Delpit, RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire, DE Neil Farrell Jr., S Todd Harris Jr., OG Ed Ingram, WR Justin Jefferson, CB Jontre Kirklin, WR Racey McMath, WR Mannie Netherly, LB Jacob Phillips, LB Patrick Queen, WR JaCoby Stevens, LB Tyler Taylor, DE Justin Thomas, CB Kary Vincent Jr.
Twenty-One First-Time Starters So Far in 2017
* Twenty-one Tigers have earned starts for the first time so far this season: DE Ed Alexander, RB Nick Brossette, OG Garrett Brumfield, TE/F Tory Carter, RG Saahdiq Charles, LB K'Lavon Chaisson, WR Drake Davis, S Grant Delpit, WR Derrick Dillon, OL Ed Ingram, DE Rashard Lawrence, DE Glen Logan, OL Adrian Magee, S Eric Monroe, TE Jamal Pettigrew, WR JaCoby Stevens, WR Stephen Sullivan, LB Tyler Taylor, Nickel Kary Vincent Jr., CB Andraez Williams and LB Devin White.
* LSU's eight true freshmen starters in 2017 are the most since at least 2005
* The four true freshmen (Charles, Chaisson, Taylor and Delpit) who started the season opener matched the total number between 2000-16.
* The four true freshmen starters were the most in the nation to start the 2017 season: 4 LSU (1 offense, 3 defense), 3 Arizona (0 offense, 3 defense), 3 Baylor (1 offense, 2 defense), 3 Illinois (0 offense, 3 defense).
* With Charles' start against BYU, he became the first true freshman to start a season opener on the offensive line since at least World War II.
* The following have started a season opener since 2000: Charles (RG, 2017), Chaisson (LB, 2017), Delpit (S, 2017), Taylor (LB, 2017), Kevin Tolliver (CB, 2015), Trey Quinn (WR, 2014), Jalen Mills (CB, 2012) and Jessie Daniels (Nickel, 2003).
Most True Freshmen Starters by Year Since 2005
8 (Tory Carter, K'Lavon Chaisson, Saahdiq Charles, Grant Delpit, Ed Ingram, JaCoby Stevens, Tyler Taylor, Kary Vincent Jr.)
2015: 7 (Arden Key, Donte Jackson, Foster Moreau, Bry’Kiethon Mouton, Maea Teuhema, Kevin Toliver II, Toby Weathersby)
2014: 6 (Jamal Adams, Malachi Dupre, Leonard Fournette, Davon Godchaux, Brandon Harris, Trey Quinn)
2012: 6 (Kwon Alexander, Vadal Alexander, Reid Ferguson, Jeremy Hill, Lamar Louis, Jalen Mills)
2013: 5 (Rickey Jefferson, Anthony Jennings, Ethan Pocic, Rashard Robinson, Tre’Davious White)
2006: 4 (Jacob Cutrera, Richard Dickson, Charles Scott, Keiland Williams)
2010: 3 (Alfred Blue, Tyrann Mathieu, Eric Reid)
2011: 2 (Odell Beckham Jr., Jarvis Landry)
2007: 2 (Drake Nevis, Terrence Toliver)
2008: 2 (Jordan Jefferson, Patrick Peterson)
2009: 2 (Dominique Allen, Rueben Randle)
2016 1 (Dee Anderson)
Guice Surpasses 2,000 Career Yards, Moves Into Top-10 List
* RB Derrius Guice surpassed the 2,000 career rushing-yards mark in LSU's win over Chattanooga. The Baton Rouge native became the 16th player in LSU history to rush for 2,000 or more yards in a career.
* Guice passed Leonard Fournette as the most efficient rusher to surpass 2,000 yards as he needed only 271 attempts, 32 fewer than Fournette's 302.
* Guice moved into the top-10 of LSU's career rushing yard list after a 71-yard performance on the ground against Auburn.
* A year ago, Guice became the fastest player to reach 1,000 yards.
1. 4,557 Kevin Faulk (41 games) 1995-98
2. 4,050 Dalton Hilliard (44 games) 1982-85
3. 4,035 Charles Alexander (44 games) 1975-78
4. 3,830 Leonard Fournette (32 games) 2014-16
5. 2,860 Harvey Williams (40 games) 1986-90
6. 2,576 Joseph Addai (51 games) 2001-05
7. 2,517 Terry Robiskie (42 games) 1973-76
8. 2,317 Charles Scott (43 games) 2006-09
9. 2,258 Derrius Guice (30 games) 2015-present
10. 2,238 Rondell Mealey (46 games) 1996-99
Williams Reaches 1,000 Yard Mark
* RB Darrel Williams became the 47th LSU football player to reach 1,000 career yards in his 39th game played. He finished the night against Syracuse with 16 carries for 92 yards and one touchdown.
* With his second carry of the game, a 10-yard rush on 3rd-and-8, D. Williams reached 1,002 career yards.
* Williams also caught a career-long pass from Brennan for 43 yards before rushing for his eighth carry of the night where he broke for a 20-yard touchdown, his first of the night and 15th career.
* In the third quarter with 14:50 left, Williams rushed for 20 yards for his 15th touchdown of his career and fifth of the season.
Moreau with Two Touchdowns Against Troy
* Junior TE Foster Moreau caught two touchdowns against Troy. Moreau became the first tight end since Richard Dickson in the 2008 BCS National Championship game to catch two touchdowns in a single game.
* Moreau, Dickson and Robert Royal ('00 vs. Alabama) are the only LSU tight ends in the last 23 years to have two touchdowns in a single game.
Chark Returns TD, Sets Career High Against UTC
* Senior WR DJ Chark returned a punt 65 yards for a touchdown against Chattanooga for his first career special teams touchdown.
* The punt return was the first since DB Tre'Davious White returned a 60-yard punt against Jacksonville State on Sept. 10, 2016.
* Chark also totaled three catches for a career-high 103 yards. The Alexandria, Louisiana native surpassed 100 receiving yards for the first time in his career.
Louisiana's Own Takes the Field as Head Coach of the Tigers
* Coach Orgeron became the first Louisiana native to take the field as the head coach of the Tigers in a season-opener since 1983 when West Monroe native Jerry Stovall coached the Tigers. Stovall and the Tigers lost to Florida State, 40-35, to open the 1983 season.
* Prior to Stovall, the last time LSU was coached by a Louisiana native came from 1948-54 when Homer native Gaynell Tinsley was coach of the Tigers.
* Orgeron, Stovall and Tinsley are the only Louisiana natives to serve as head coach of the Tigers in the SEC era.
Dominant Defense Shuts Out BYU
*The LSU defense allowed just 97 total yards in the season opener and -5 yards on the ground. The 97 yards were the fewest since limiting ULM to 93 in 2014. The rushing yards were the fewest allowed since Ole Miss had -50 yards on Oct. 3, 1982.
*The BYU offense's average start was its own 19-yard line. The LSU defense did not allow BYU to cross the 50-yard line. LSU became the fifth FBS team in the last 10 seasons to not allow its FBS opponent to cross midfield. The following are the times a defense has not allowed its opponent to cross midfield: BYU vs LSU (Saturday); FIU vs Louisville (2013); UMASS vs UCONN (2012); New Mexico St. vs Ohio St. (2009); Washington St. vs USC (2008).
Brumfield Named SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week after BYU Performance
*Junior Garrett Brumfield was named the SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week after his performance in the season opener against BYU.
*Brumfield played 70 offensive snaps at left guard, leading the Tigers with 12 knockdown blocks in the win over the Cougars.
*It marked Brumfield's first honor and the first individual award for the Tigers in 2017.
#NFLSU - 50 Tigers Lead Nation with Most Players on NFL Rosters
*LSU can lay claim as #NFLU with 50 players on NFL opening day rosters for 2017.
*The Tigers are the only team in the nation to reach the 50-player mark.
*Below is a list of the schools with the most players on NFL Rosters:
1. LSU 50
T2. USC 45
T2. Florida 45
T4. Miami 44
T4. Alabama 44
LSU Sets Fifth-Longest Non-Conference Home Winning Streak Of All-Time
* With 49 consecutive wins over non-conference opponents at home in Tiger Stadium from 2001-2017, the LSU football team laid claim to the fifth-longest non-conference home winning streak of all-time and the longest in the modern era.
* LSU's streak came to an end following a 24-21 loss to Troy.
Team Years Non-Conference Home Win Streak
1. Harvard 1890-1895 55
2. Carlisle 1901-1915 54
3. Yale 1886-1895 50
4. Wisconsin 1897-1909 50
5. LSU 2001-2017 49
LSU’s Had a 100-Yard Rusher In 12 Straight Non-Conference Games
* LSU's streak of 12 consecutive non-conference games with a 100-yard rusher came to an end against Syracuse after RB Darrel Williams fell eight yards short of the century mark. LSU was 10-2 in those games with the setbacks coming in last year’s season-opener against Wisconsin at Lambeau Field and the 2014 Music City Bowl against Notre Dame.
* The last time LSU failed to have a 100-yard rusher in a non-SEC game, prior to the game against Syracuse, came in a 52-0 win over Louisiana-Monroe on September 13, 2014.
Weather Impacted Games for LSU Football
* LSU played a weather-impacted game for the fourth time in three years against BYU. Following the devastating rain from Hurricane Harvey in Houston, the season opener was moved to New Orleans and the Mercedes Benz Superdome.
* Last year, LSU's game against Florida was relocated to Baton Rouge and moved to Nov. 19 following Hurricane Matthew. In 2015, LSU's home opener against McNeese State was canceled due to a nearly four-hour lightning delay. Then, in week five, horrific flooding in the state of South Caroline forced LSU to host the Gamecocks in Tiger Stadium.
*The following is a look at some other notable weather-impacted LSU games through the years:
Date Game Impact Weather Issue
Dec. 5, 1964 Florida Moved from Oct. 3 to Dec. 5 Hurricane Hilda
Sept. 10, 2005 Arizona State Moved from Baton Rouge to Tempe, Ariz. Hurricane Katrina
Sept. 26, 2005 Tennessee Moved from Saturday to Monday Hurricane Rita
Oct. 29, 2005 North Texas Moved from Sept. 3 Hurricane Katrina
Aug. 30, 2008 Appalachian State Moved from 4 p.m. to 10 a.m. CT Hurricane Gustav
Nov. 15, 2008 Troy Moved from Sept. 6 (common open date) Hurricane Gustav
Sept. 5, 2015 McNeese Canceled due to nearly 4-hour lightning delay Lightning
Oct. 10, 2015 South Carolina Moved from Columbia, S.C. to Baton Rouge Flooding
Nov. 19, 2016 Florida Moved from Gainesville to Baton Rouge Hurricane Matthew
Sept. 2, 2017 BYU Moved from Houston to New Orleans Hurricane Harvey
Neutral Site Season Openers
* Since 2010, LSU has played six of eight season openers at a neutral site and the Tigers own a 5-1 record in those games.
Year Opponent Score Top Moment
2010 #18 North Carolina (Atlanta, Ga.) W, 30-24 Russell Shepard 50-yd TD Run
2011 #3 Oregon (Arlington, Texas) W, 40-27 Tyrann Matheiu Strip and TD
2013 #20 TCU (Arlington, Texas) W, 37-27 Odell Beckham Jr. 75-yd KO Return
2014 #14 Wisconsin (Houston, Texas) W, 28-24 Overcame a 21-point defect
2016 Wisconsin (Green Bay, Wisc.) L, 16-14
2017 BYU (New Orleans, La.) W, 27-0 Defense allowed -5 rushing yards
Corey Thompson Is the Elder Statesman on Tiger Defense
* Graduate student Corey Thompson enters his sixth season with the Tigers in 2017 after getting an additional year of eligibility from the NCAA due to missing 2014 and 2016 with injuries.
* Thompson played as a true freshman in 2012, appearing in 13 games and recording 11 tackles. That year, Thompson played alongside nine defensive players who are currently in the NFL.
* This season, Thompson will play alongside some LSU true freshmen who were in eighth grade when Thompson saw his first action as an LSU Tiger in 2012.
* Thompson graduated from LSU in December of 2015 with a degree in sports administration. At the time of Thompson’s college graduation, members of LSU’s 2017 freshman class were only sophomores in high school.
Six to Play in 2017 as LSU Graduate
* During the 2017 season, six Tigers are going to take the field as LSU graduates.
Name Major Graduation Date Games Played
Danny Etling Mass Communication Spring 2017 18
Frank Herron Interdisciplinary Studies Summer 2017 27
Christian LaCouture Sport Administration Summer 2016 44
K.J. Malone Interdisciplinary Studies Spring 2017 35
Jonathan Rucker Interdisciplinary Studies Spring 2017 24
Corey Thompson Sport Administration Winter 2015 40
Orgeron Begins New Tradition with Two No. 18s
* Senior defensive lineman Christian LaCouture was awarded the prestigious No. 18 during the spring after electing to return to Baton Rouge for a fifth season.
* LaCouture began a new tradition of two No. 18s as senior John David Moore was selected to wear the number on the offensive side. It marked the first time since the tradition began in 2003 that two players have worn the number.
* The prestigious No. 18 began when, in 2003, quarterback Matt Mauck guided LSU to its first national championship since 1958. His number became synonymous 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.
* Here is a look at the previous players to wear No. 18:
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
2014 Terrence Magee RB
2015-16 Tre’Davious White CB
Aranda Returns as Nation’s Elite Coordinator
* LSU’s defense under coordinator Dave Aranda allowed the fewest touchdowns (16) and fewest touchdowns per game (1.3) in college football in 2016.
* The Tigers’ defense finished ranked No. 5 in points per game and No. 10 in total yards. In 2016, LSU held six of its 12 opponents to fewer than 300 total yards.
* LSU’s most dominant performance came against Louisville and the Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson in the bowl game. Aranda’s defense held Louisville to season lows for points and rushing yards as the Tigers recorded eight sacks, just one shy of tying the school record.
The Aussie Punting Connection
* Since the 2011 season, LSU has had the unique connection of having an Australian native punter. Brad Wing, a native of Melbourne, was a 2011 first-team All-American and served as the Tigers’ punter in 2012 as well.
* Jamie Keehn took over punting duties in 2013 and finished his career with the fourth-best punting average for a career as a senior while being a permanent team captain and was named to the 2015 SEC Academic Honor Roll.
* Sophomore Josh Growden has been the Tigers' punter over the last two seasons. Growden was selected to the All-SEC Freshman team in 2016 after averaging 41.4 yards on 57 punts.
Guice Joins Elite SEC Company With Two 250-Yard Rushing Games in 2016
* With a pair of 250-yard rushing games in 2016, RB Derrius Guice joined elite SEC company as he along with Moe Williams of Kentucky are the only two players in league history to have two 250-yard rushing games in the same season. Williams did it in 1995 with 299 yards vs. South Carolina and 272 vs. Cincinnati.
* Guice had 252 yards vs. Arkansas in week 9 and then followed that with a record-setting day of 285 yards vs. Texas A&M in week 11.
* Guice joins Williams are joined by Auburn’s Bo Jackson and Georgia’s Herschel Walker as the only four players in SEC history with two 250-yard games to their credit in a career.
Guice Breaks Single-Game Rushing Mark, Becomes First LSU Player With Two 250-Plus Yard Rushing Games in Same Season
* In the regular season finale against Texas A&M, running back Derrius Guice broke Leonard Fournette’s LSU single-game rushing record by a yard with 285 and four touchdowns in LSU’s 54-39 win over the Aggies.
* Guice carried the ball 37 times in the victory and out-rushed the entire Texas A&M unit by himself as he became the first LSU player in program history to have two games of 250 yards or more when coupled with his 252 against Arkansas just two weeks prior.
* In SEC history, he is only the fourth player ever to do so joining the likes of Herschel Walker, Bo Jackson and Moe Williams.
LSU is DBU
* With two first team All-America defensive backs in 2016, LSU can easily back up its claim as being “DBU”. With the addition of Tre’Davious White and Jamal Adams, LSU has now produced 10 first team All-American defensive backs since 2003.
* Overall, LSU claims 14 first team All-America defensive backs, including three-time selection Tommy Casanova (1969, 1970, 1971) and two-time pick Corey Webster (2003, 2004).
* In terms of the NFL, since 2007 LSU has had more defensive backs selected in the NFL Draft (17) than any other team in the nation. Of LSU’s 17 NFL Draft picks since 2007, six have been first round picks and five came in either the second or third round.
LSU Welcomes Mike VII in 2017
* LSU introduced the former Harvey as Mike VII on the first day of the fall semester, August 21, after a 10-month search for a new tiger.
* Mike VII is a Siberian-Bengal male tiger and was donated to LSU from a sanctuary in Okeechobee, Florida, called “Wild at Heart Wildlife Center.”
* Mikes IV, V and VI were also donated to LSU from rescue facilities. LSU has not purchased a tiger since Mike III in 1958, and LSU does not support the for-profit breeding of tigers.
* Here’s a look at notable moments during the reign of each of the previous Mike’s in LSU history:
Mascot Years Notable Moments (Football Record)
Mike I 1936-56 Purchased for $750, was the longest living mascot at 20 years (115-83-14)
Mike II 1956-58 The shortest reign with two tigers being used those seasons (8-12)
Mike III 1958-76 First football national title and three SEC titles during reign, (142-50-7)
Mike IV 1976-90 Two SEC championships (141-63-6 )
Mike V 1990-2007 Football national title, five baseball national championships(120-72-1)
Mike VI 2007-2016 Football national title, baseball national title (92-30)
Mike VII 2017-present (5-2)
Non-Conference Regular Season Success since 2000
* LSU leads the Southeastern Conference in wins against non-conference opponents during the regular season since 2000.
* LSU has won 62 of 66 games and owns a .939 winning percentage.
School Games Wins Losses Streak
LSU 66 62 3 L1
Arkansas 67 58 10 W1
Georgia 67 59 8 W3
Alabama 67 56 11 W36
Auburn 67 55 12 W1
Tennessee 67 55 11 W9
South Carolina 66 54 12 W2
Florida 64 49 15 L2
Ole Miss 67 50 17 L1
Kentucky 67 50 17 W6
Mississippi State 67 48 19 W4
Texas A&M 23 22 1 W2
Missouri 22 17 5 L1
Vanderbilt 67 43 24 W5
LSU: One of Conference’s Elite Teams Over Last 10 Seasons
* Over the last 10 seasons, LSU has been one of the Southeastern Conference’s top teams with 103 wins. The program is just one of three teams with bowl appearances in all 10 seasons.
* LSU is one of four teams to win an SEC Championship and one of four to win a national championship in that span.
SEC National AP
School Record Bowls Champ Champ. Top 25
Alabama 121-19 10 5 4 9
LSU 103-34 10 2 1 7
Georgia 100-39 10 0 0 5
Florida 94-43 9 1 1 5
Auburn 87-50 8 2 1 4
Missouri 86-51 7 0 0 5
South Carolina 83-53 8 0 0 4
Texas A&M 82-54 9 0 0 3
Mississippi State 77-57 8 0 0 2
Arkansas 73-60 7 0 0 2
Tennessee 71-62 6 0 0 2
Ole Miss 69-63 6 0 0 4
Kentucky 59-72 5 0 0 0
Vanderbilt 56-76 5 0 0 2
LSU Is 71-0 When Rushing For 100 Yards and Holding Opponents To Less Than 100 Yards
* In the last 159 games, 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 120-18 when that happens.
* Hold the opponent to fewer than 100 yards and the Tigers are 72-5.
* 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 71-0.
* The following is a look at LSU’s rushing numbers and have the Tigers have fared in those games:
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 10-1 0-2 6-3 4-0 4-0
2014 8-3 0-2 4-4 4-1 4-0
2015 8-1 0-2 3-3 6-0 6-0
2016 8-3 0-1 3-3 5-0 5-0
2017 5-2 - 2-2 3-0 3-0
Totals 120-18 5-20 53-31 72-5 71-0
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 247-66-4 at night under the lights compared to a 35-26-3 mark in Tiger Stadium during the day.
* Since 2000, LSU is 106-18 overall at home, which includes a 81-11 mark at night in Tiger Stadium and a 25-7 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 at Night during the day Overall
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
2010-15 25-4 13-0 38-4
2016-17 7-2 1-1 8-3
Totals 247-66-4 35-26-3 282-92-7
Tiger Stadium Top Attendances
No. Att. Opponent Date Results
1. 102,321 Alabama Nov. 5, 2016 Lost, 10-0
102,321 Florida Oct. 17, 2015 Won, 35-28
102,321 Eastern Michigan Oct. 3, 2015 Won, 44-22
102,321 Auburn Sept. 19, 2015 Won, 45-21
102,321 Alabama Nov. 8, 2014 Lost, 20-13 (OT)
102,321 Ole Miss Oct. 25, 2014 Won, 10-7
102,321 Mississippi State Sept. 20, 2014 Lost, 34-29
8. 102,164 Southern Miss Oct. 15, 2015 Won, 45-10
9. 102,071 Missouri Oct. 2, 2016 Won, 42-7
10 102,043 Florida Nov 19, 2016 Lost, 16-10
11. 101,987 New Mexico State Sept. 27, 2014 Won, 63-7
12. 101,803 Texas A&M Nov. 28, 2015 Won, 19-7
13. 101,720 Ole Miss Oct. 22, 2016 Won, 38-21
14. 101,699 Arkansas Nov. 14, 2015 Lost, 31-14
15. 101,601 Auburn Oct. 14, 2017 Won, 27-23
15. 101,581 Kentucky Oct. 18, 2014 Won, 41-3