2018 LSU Football Game Notes
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LSU Football – Game Notes vs. UCF
*LSU (9-3, 5-3 SEC) appears in its first New Year’s Year Six Bowl on January 1 when the 11th-ranked Tigers face No. 8 UCF in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.
*LSU will be making its first appearance in the Fiesta Bowl, while also playing UCF for the first time.
*LSU’s appearance in the Fiesta Bowl will mark the 50th bowl game in school history and the Tigers are 25-23-1 all-time in bowl games.
*LSU’s 50 bowl appearances rank as the eighth-highest total among all FBS teams, while the Tigers’ 25 victories stand as the 10th highest total in college football.
*LSU is also appearing in a bowl game for the 19th straight season, a streak that stands as fourth-longest in college football trailing only Virginia Tech (26), Georgia (23) and Oklahoma (20).
*Against UCF, the Tigers will face a Top 25 team for the eighth time in 2018. The Tigers are currently 4-3 against Top 25 teams, which includes three victories over Top 10 teams.
*LSU is one victory shy of its first 10-win season since 2013 when the Tigers posted a 10-3 mark. Overall, LSU has 14 seasons in which they have won at least 10 games.
*LSU has beaten three Top 10 teams only three times in the same season three times in school history (2018, 2011, and 1982). LSU has never beaten four Top 10 teams in the same season.
*Ed Orgeron, who took over the Tigers four games into the 2016 season, is 24-9 as LSU’s head coach.
*Over his last 41 games as a head coach, Orgeron is 30-11. That record includes a 6-2 mark as interim head coach at Southern Cal in 2013 and a 24-9 record at LSU.
*LSU is 7-0 this year when outrushing its opponent. Under Coach O, the Tigers are 22-2 when rushing for more yards than its opponent with the only two losses during that span coming against Florida in 2016 and Alabama in 2017.
*LSU is 15-1 under Orgeron when the Tigers feature a 100-yard rusher (6-0 in 2016, 5-0 in 2017, 4-1 in 2018 with the only loss being the 7-OT game against Texas A&M.
*LSU has allowed only 2 first quarter TDs (Alabama, Texas A&M) all season. The Tigers have outscored opponents 97-22 in the first quarter this year.
*LSU LB Devin White claimed the 2018 Butkus Award as the top linebacker in college football. White finished with 115 tackles and 12.0 tackles for loss.
*LSU S Grant Delpit became just the 9th player in school history to earn consensus All-America status in 2018.
*For first time in school history, LSU produced three consensus All-Americans in the same season this year (White, Delpit, CB Greedy Williams).
*LSU’s “DBU” leads the SEC and ranks No. 12 in the nation in interceptions with 16. Nine players have at least one interception this year.
*LSU leads the SEC and ranks No. 7 nationally in turnover margin at +12. LSU has gained 23 turnovers (16 interceptions, 7 fumbles), while turning the ball over only 11 times (4 interceptions, 7 fumbles).
*Joe Burrow is 9-3 as LSU’s starting quarterback and he joins Alan Risher (1982) as the only QBs in school history to have three wins over Top 10 teams in the same season.
*Burrow is one win away from joining Zach Mettenberger (10-3 in 2012) as the only QBs in school history to win 10 games in their first season as a starter.
*Burrow is the first player in LSU history with 2,500 passing yards and at least 350 rushing yards in the same season.
*RB Nick Brossette leads ranks No. 2 in the SEC in rushing TDs with 14 and he’s No. 8 in rushing yards with 922 (76.8 per game).
*LSU PK Cole Tracy ranks first among all active collegiate kickers with 93 career field goals. The graduate transfer kicked 68 at DII Assumption College and now has 25 to his credit at LSU, which leads the SEC and ranks No. 2 in the nation.
*S Grant Delpit leads the SEC and ranks No. 9 in the nation in interceptions with 5. He also among the league leaders in passes defensed (No.2 with 14) and sacks (No. 15 at 5.0).
LSU Celebrates 125 Seasons of Football In 2018
*LSU celebrated its 125th season of football in 2018.
*Started in 1893, LSU is one of college football’s most storied programs, winning three national titles (1958, 2003, and 2007) and claiming 11 SEC championships (1935, 1936, 1958, 1961, 1970, 1986, 1988, 2001, 2003, 2007, and 2011).
*LSU is the 12th-winningest program in NCAA history by victories with 796 and the Tigers are No. 14 all-time in terms of winning percentage (.652). LSU has an all-record of 796-414-47 in 125 seasons.
*To honor the 125 seasons of LSU Football, players have worn a 125 patch on their jerseys and the logo was also painted on the field for all home games.
LSU Goes Bowling For School-Record 19th Straight Season
*LSU will make its 19th straight appearance in a bowl game – a school record – when the Tigers face UCF in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 1.
*LSU has played in a bowl game each year since 2000. LSU’s current streak of 19 straight bowl appearances ranks No. 4 nationally, trailing only Virginia Tech (26), Georgia (23), and Oklahoma (20).
Tigers Set To Make 50th Bowl Appearance
*The LSU football program will be making its 50th appearance in a bowl game when the Tiger face UCF on Jan. 1.
*LSU is 25-23-1 all-time in bowl games. Last year, LSU dropped a 21-17 decision to Notre Dame in the Citrus Bowl.
LSU vs. UCF
*LSU will meet UCF in football for the first time in school history when the teams meet in the Fiesta Bowl.
LSU’s Fiesta Bowl History
*LSU will be making its first appearance in the Fiesta Bowl.
*The Tigers will also be the first team from the Southeastern Conference to participate in the Fiesta Bowl since the 2000 season when Nebraska beat Tennessee, 31-21.
*Tennessee is the last SEC team to win the Fiesta Bowl, beating Florida State, 23-16, to end the 1999 season.
LSU In Arizona
*The Tigers will be making just their third appearance in the state of Arizona for a football game.
*LSU is 2-0 in games played in Arizona. LSU’s first game in Arizona came on September 6, 2003 when the Tigers posted a 59-13 win over Arizona in Tucson. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina forced LSU to move its game with Arizona State to Sun Devil Stadium where Tigers rallied for a 35-31 win over the 15th-ranked Sun Devils.
*LSU and Arizona State were scheduled to play that game in Tiger Stadium in 2005, however the devastation in Louisiana due to Hurricane Katrina sent the Tigers to Tempe for the contest.
Fiesta Bowl Marks Furthest LSU’s Traveled For a Bowl Game
*When the Tigers face UCF on Jan. 1 in the Fiesta Bowl, it will mark the farthest LSU’s ever traveled for a bowl game.
*The Tigers had previously gone as far west as El Paso, Texas for the Sun Bowl in 1977 where LSU dropped a 24-14 decision to Stanford.
*LSU also appeared in the Sun Bowl in 1971, beating Iowa State, 33-15.
LSU Seeks 15th 10-Win Season in School History
*LSU goes into the UCF looking for its 10th victory of the season.
*The Tigers have had 14 10-win seasons in school history, most recently coming in 2013 when LSU posted a 10-3 mark.
*The school record for wins in a season is 13 set twice (2003 and 2011).
LSU In The Polls
*The Tigers bring a No. 11 national ranking into the Fiesta Bowl. The Tigers have spent the entire season ranked in the Top 25.
*LSU is currently ranked No. 11 in all three major polls - College Football Playoff, AP, and Coaches.
*Going back to last year, LSU has been ranked in the Top 25 of at least one of the three major polls for 24 consecutive polls.
LSU vs. Non-Conference Foes
*LSU is 9-2 vs. non-conference opponents under Coach Orgeron.
*The Tigers are 4-0 vs. non-SEC teams this year after going 3-2 in 2017.
*LSU beat Louisville, 29-9, in the Citrus Bowl during the 2016 season.
*UCF will be the second Top 10 non-conference opponent LSU faces this year.
*The Tigers opened the season with a 33-17 win over then-No. 8 Miami in Arlington, Texas.
LSU vs. the American Athletic Conference
*LSU is 72-24-7 all-time against current members of the American Athletic Conference.
*The Tigers have only played four current members of the AAC – Tulane, Houston, Cincinnati, and East Carolina.
*LSU is 69-22-7 vs. Tulane, 2-1 vs. Houston, 1-0 vs. East Carolina and 0-1 vs. Cincinnati.
*LSU last played a member of the AAC in 2009 when the Tigers beat Tulane, 42-0, in Tiger Stadium. Tulane was a member of Conference USA in 2009.
*LSU’s first game against a current member of the AAC came in 1897 when the Tigers dropped a 26-0 decision to Cincinnati.
*Technically speaking, the UCF contest will be LSU’s first against an AAC opponent since the adoption of the league from the Big East in 2013.
LSU vs. Top 25 Teams
*UCF represents the eighth Top 25 team the Tigers will face this year.
*LSU is currently 4-3 against Top 25 teams in 2018, which includes a 3-1 record against teams in the Top 10. *LSU’s Top 25 wins have come against No. 8 Miami (33-16); No. 7 Auburn (22-21); No. 2 Georgia (36-16) and No. 22 Mississippi State (19-3).
*LSU losses were to No. 22 Florida (27-19), No. 1 Alabama (29-0) and No. 22 Texas A&M (74-72 in 7OTs).
Eight-Win Season Streak Extended to 19 – The Longest Streak Among Power 5 Schools
*With its win over Arkansas, LSU extended its streak of consecutive eight-win seasons to 19, which ties with Oklahoma as the longest such streak among Power 5 schools.
*The Tigers have won at least eight games every season dating back to 2000.
*Among all FBS teams, only Boise State has produced more consecutive 8-win seasons (20) than LSU.
*LSU’s streak is also the longest streak in the history of the SEC, leading Tennessee 16 (1989-2004); Florida 14 (1990-2003); Georgia 13 (1997-2009); Alabama 13 (1971-83).
White Wins Butkus Award - 25th National Award in School History
*LSU junior linebacker Devin White was named the 2018 Butkus Award winner, presented to the top linebacker in college football.
*White, who won the 34th-annual Butkus Award, is LSU's first winner of the award. It marked the school's 25th national award and the first since Odell Beckham Jr. claimed the Paul Hornung Award for the nation's most versatile player in 2013.
*White ranks second in the SEC in total tackles with 115 and his 12.0 tackles for loss stands 10th in the league.
*He is only the seventh player in LSU history to record 100 tackles in back-to-back seasons.
*Last season, White set an SEC record by being named the league's defensive player of the week four times. He led the SEC in tackles last year with 133, which ranks as the fourth-highest total in school history.
Delpit Becomes Program's Ninth Unanimous All-American
*Sophomore S Grant Delpit became only the ninth player in LSU history to earn unanimous All-America status this year as he picked up first team All-America honors from all five major organizations – AP, Walter Camp, Football Writers, Sporting News and American Football Coaches Association.
*Delpit was Finalist for the Nagurski Award.
*CB Morris Claiborne was the last LSU player to reach unanimous All-America status, earning the distinction in 2011.
*Heisman Trophy winner Billy Cannon is the only Tiger to do it twice in 1958 and 1959.
*Here’s a list of LSU’s all-time unanimous All-Americas: 1936, Gaynell Tinsley (E); 1958 & 1959, Billy Cannon (RB); 1961, Roy “Moonie” Winston (OL); 1962, Jerry Stovall (B); 1987, Nacho Albergamo (C); 2007, Glenn Dorsey (DT); 2011, Morris Claiborne (CB); 2018, Grant Delpit (S).
White, Williams and Tracy Earn All-America Honors
*For the first time in school history, LSU produced three consensus All-Americans in the same season when LB Devin White, S Grant Delpit, and CB Greedy Williams earned the distinction this year.
*Delpit was a unanimous selection earning first team All-America honors from AP, Walter Camp, Sporting News, Football Writers and American Football Coaches Association.
*White got first team recognition from AP, Walter Camp, Sporting News and AFCA.
*Williams received first team honors from Walter Camp, Football Writes and AFCA.
*Prior to this year, LSU had produced consensus All-America selections seven times, most recently in 2011 when CB Morris Claiborne and DB Tyrann Mathieu earned the honor.
*Other year in which LSU had two consensus All-Americans came in 1970 (DB Tommy Casanova, LB Mike Anderson), 1987 (C Nacho Albergamo, WR Wendell Davis), 1997 (OL Alan Faneca, P Chad Kessler); 2004 (C Ben Wilkerson, DE Marcus Spears), 2007 (DT Glenn Dorsey, S Craig Steltz), and 2010 (CB Patrick Peterson, K Josh Jasper).
*Overall, LSU has had 35 consensus All-America honors in its history.
LSU is 8-0 Under Coach O Following A Loss
*LSU goes into the Fiesta Bowl with an 8-0 mark under Coach Orgeron following a loss.
*The Tigers are coming off a 74-72 7OT loss to Texas A&M in the regular season finale.
*LSU hasn’t lost back-to-back games since the 2015 season when the Tigers dropped three consecutive games during the month of November.
LSU Graduate List Up to 14 for Bowl Game
*At the Fiesta Bowl, 14 Tigers are going to take the field as a college graduate, 12 of which are LSU graduates.
*LSU's list of 14 college graduates includes three graduate transfers – CB Terrence Alexander (Stanford), QB Joe Burrow (Ohio State) and PK Cole Tracy (Assumption College).
*Here’s the list of college graduates for the Fiesta Bowl against UCF.
Name Major (School) Graduation Date
Terrence Alexander Communications (Stanford) Summer 2018
John Battle Sport Administration (LSU) Fall 2018
Garrett Brumfield Sport Administration (LSU) Fall 2018
Joe Burrow Consumer/Family Financial Services (Ohio State) Spring 2018
David Ducre Management (LSU) Spring 2018
Blake Ferguson Marketing (LSU) Spring 2018
Justin Mikush Construction Management (LSU) Fall 2018
Foster Moreau Sports Administration (LSU) Fall 2018
Michael Ostrom Business (LSU) Fall 2018
Ed Paris Interdisciplinary Studies (LSU) Fall 2018
Turner Simmers Kinesiology (LSU) Spring 2018
Tiger Scheyd Management (LSU) Fall 2018
Cole Tracy Marketing (Assumption College) Spring 2018
Jacory Washington Sports Administration (LSU) Summer 2018
Cole Tracy Continues To Make LSU History As LSU’s Grad Transfer Kicker
*LSU graduate transfer kicker Cole Tracy put together one of the best seasons for a special teams player in school history.
*Tracy, who was a finalist for the Groza Award, led the SEC in field goals with 25 and he finished second in the league in scoring with 113 points.
*Overall, Tracy was 25-of-29 on field goals and a perfect 28-of-28 on PATs.
*His 25 field goals rank No. 3 in LSU history, while is 113 points stand at the fifth-highest total in school history *Tracy tied the school-record with 5 field goals in LSU’s 36-16 win over No. 2 Georgia.
*He followed that with 4 field goals in the win over No. 22 Mississippi State becoming the first player in LSU history to kick 9 field goals over a 2-game.
*Tracy’s 18 points kicking (5 field goals, 3 PATs) were the most for a kicker in school history.
*Tracy gained national acclaim when he drilled a 42-yard field goal as time expired to beat No. 7 Auburn, 22-21.
*He became the first kicker to have a walk-off field goal in regulation in school history.
*In his LSU debut, Tracy tied the school record for longest field goal with a 54-yard field goal against Miami. That field goal tied Wade Richey vs. Kentucky (1996) and Ron Lewis vs. North Carolina (1985) for the longest in school history.
*He became the first LSU player to hit two field goals of 50+ yards in the first two games since Colt David in 2008 when he connected on a 50-yarder in the win over Southeastern Louisiana.
*Tracy closed out the year with another 50-yard field goal vs. Texas A&M running his total to three 50+ yard field goals in 2018.
*Overall, Tracy kicked nine field goals of 40 yards are more. Of his four misses, two came from 53 yards out (at Auburn, vs. Ole Miss), and one came from 49 yards. His other miss was a 33-yarder vs. Alabama.
*Prior to his 33-yard miss vs. Alabama, Tracy had made 47 straight field goals from less than 40 yards, which dates back to his days at Assumption College. Tracy’s last miss of under 40 yards prior to 2018 came on September 3, 2016.
*Tracy goes into the Fiesta Bowl leading all active college kickers in field goals with 93. He kicked 68 field goals at Division II Assumption College before kicking 25 this year at LSU.
*Tracy earned first team All-SEC honors in 2018 as well as being a second team All-America pick from AP, Sporting News, Walter Camp and America Football Coaches Association.
Brossette After 1,000 Yard Rushing Season
*Nick Brossette goes into the UCF game just 78 yards shy of reaching 1,000 rushing yards this year. *Brossette has rushed for 922 yards and 14 touchdowns on 211 carries.
*He’s averaging 76.8 yards per game and 4.4 yards per carry. LSU has had players reach 1,000 yards 18 times in school history.
*LSU has had a player reach the 1,000-yard mark for five straight years dating back to 2014. Last year, Derrius Guice rushed for 1,251 yards.
*For his career, Brossette has rushed for 1,228 yards, becoming the 49th player in LSU history to rush for 1,000 yards for a career.
*This year, Brossette had nine touchdowns thru the first eight games, joining Leonard Fournette (15, 2015), Charles Scott (10, 2008) and LaBrandon Toefield (10, 2001) as the only players in school history to accomplish that in the past 25 years.
Burrow Shows Grit In Texas A&M Game – Accounts For 6 touchdowns Against Aggies
*LSU QB Joe Burrow showed true grit in the Tigers’ game against Texas A&M in the regular-season finale playing every offensive snap in the 7OT game.
*Burrow accounted for a school-record 6 touchdowns in the game (3 rushing, 3 passing).
*He carried the ball 29 times for 100 yards and connected on 25-of-38 passes for 270 yards.
*Burrow’s 29 carries were the most by a LSU QB since 1943 when Steve Van Buren carried 43 times for 132 yards against LSU Army Specialists.
*Overall, Burrow racked up 370 yards of total offense and set the school record for total plays in a game with 67.
*Here’s a look at the school marks or other noteworthy achievements by Burrow in the game against Texas A&M:
6 touchdowns responsible for (3 pass, 3 rush) set the school record; previous was 5 set 7 times, last: Leonard Fournette (4 rush, 1 rec.) vs. Texas Tech in 2015 Texas Bowl (12/29/15).
67 plays (38 pass, 29 rush) set the school record; previous was Josh Booty (58 pass, 3 rush) vs. Auburn in 1999.
464 plays in 2018 (345 pass, 119 rush) set the school record; previous was Matt Flynn (359 pass, 100 rush) in 2007.
He recorded the ninth 100-yard rushing game by an LSU quarterback (29 att., 100 yds., 3 touchdowns).
29 rushing attempts were the most by an LSU quarterback since 1943 (43 by Steve Van Buren), second-most in school history. The most by an LSU QB in recent history was 25 (Alan Risher vs. Tulane on 11/22/80).
3 rushing touchdowns tied school record for most rushing touchdowns by a QB in a game (3; 5 times; last: Herb Tyler vs. Kentucky, 10/17/1998).
7 rushing touchdowns in 2018 tied school record for most rushing touchdowns by a QB in a season (7;
7 times, last: Jordan Jefferson in 2010).
Texas A&M Game One For the Record Books
*Called the game of the year in college football, LSU’s 74-72 7OT loss to Texas A&M in College Station on November 24 won’t be forgotten anytime soon.
*The game featured 10 ties and 12 lead changes, consisted of 197 total plays (90 by LSU, 107 by Texas A&M) and last four hours and 53 minutes.
*In a contest that featured nearly 200 plays, there were only two turnovers (1 on special teams by LSU, 1 fumble by A&M).
*A&M finally won the game when they connected on a 2-point conversion to break a 72-72 tie in the seventh overtime.
*Here’s a look at some of the records and other noteworthy accomplishments that night:
NCAA Records Set
*Most points, both teams, in NCAA Division I history (146); previous was 137 by Pitt and Syracuse (76-61) on 11/26/16.
*Most points scored (72) by a losing team (in overtime); previous was 67 by Nevada on 10/14/07 (4 OT)
*Most points scored, both teams, in overtime game (146); previous was 136 by Boise St. and Nevada on 10/14/07 (4 OT)
*Tied-Most Overtime Periods (7, 5 times; last: Western Michigan (71) vs. Buffalo (68), Oct. 7, 2017.)
LSU Records/Historical Notes
*Most points by LSU (72) since 9/24/77 vs. Rice (77)
*Third-most points (72) by LSU in SEC era (1933); scored 93 vs. Southwestern La. on 11/21/1936; scored 77 on 9/24/77 vs. Rice.
*Longest game by duration (4 hours, 53 minutes); previous long was 4:27 on 10/13/07 at Kentucky (3 OT's).
*Two two-point PAT's receiving tied a school record (4 times, last 12/29/2000 vs. Georgia Tech in 2000 Peach Bowl).
*LSU's 90 plays was its most since recording 95 on 11/23/07 vs. Arkansas (3 OT's)
*Joe Burrow's 6 touchdowns responsible for (3 pass, 3 rush) is a school record; previous was 5 set 7 times, last: Leonard Fournette (4 rush, 1 rec.) vs. Texas Tech in 2015 Texas Bowl (12/29/15).
*Burrow's 67 plays (38 pass, 29 rush) is a school record; previous was Josh Booty (58 pass, 3 rush) vs. Auburn in 1999.
*Burrow's 464 plays in 2018 (345 pass, 119 rush) is a school record; previous was Matt Flynn (359 pass, 100 rush) in 2007.
*Burrow recorded the ninth 100-yard rushing game by an LSU quarterback (29 att., 100 yds., 3 touchdowns).
*Burrow's 29 rushing attempts were the most by an LSU quarterback since 1943 (43 by Steve Van Buren), second-most in school history. The most by an LSU QB in recent history was 25 (Alan Risher vs. Tulane on 11/22/80).
*Burrow tied school record for most touchdowns by a QB in a game (3; 5 times; last: Herb Tyler vs. Kentucky, 10/17/1998).
*Burrow tied school record for most touchdowns by a QB in a season (7; 7 times, last: Jordan Jefferson in 2010).
*Michael Divinity Jr.'s 58-yard fumble return (forced by Devin White) was the second-longest in school history; record is 100 yards by Ken Kavanaugh at Rice, 10/9/37).
LSU Opponent Notes
*Most points by an opponent (74; all games in program history); previous record was 63 by Texas A&M on 10/31/1914.
*Most plays by an LSU opponent (107); previous record was 100 by Clemson in 2012 Chick-fil-A Bowl on 12/31/12.
*Tied-most touchdowns receiving by an LSU opponent (6); also, 10/6/01 by Florida.
*Most two-point PAT's receiving by an LSU opponent (3); previous record was 2 by Tennessee on 9/30/00 (1 OT).
2018 Tigers Look To Become First Team in LSU History With 4 Top 10 Wins In Same Season
*LSU goes into the Fiesta Bowl against No. 8 UCF needing one win to become the first team in school history to beat four Top 10 teams in the same season.
*This year, LSU has wins over No. 8 Miami (33-17), No. 8 Auburn (22-21) and No. 2 Georgia (36-16).
*The only other time in school history LSU beat three Top 10 teams in the same season came in 2011 and 1982.
*In 2011, LSU beat No. 3 Oregon, No. 2 Alabama and No. 3 Arkansas.
*In 1982, The Tigers took down No. 4 Florida, No. 8 Alabama and No. 7 Florida State.
*LSU was the first team in college football since 1976 to defeat two AP top-10 teams in the first four weeks of the season.
*This season LSU has four top-25 wins, which is the third-most in school history behind the 2011 (7) and 2007 (5) teams.
Burrow Sets LSU Single-Season Marks; Continues To Climb Passing Charts
*With seven rushing touchdowns and 464 total plays in 2018, junior QB Joe Burrow has made an immediate impact in his first season with the Tigers.
*In terms of season stats, Burrow now holds the LSU mark for total plays at 464 (345 pass, 119 rush) and he’s tied the school mark for rushing touchdowns by quarterback with seven.
*Burrow stands as the first player in LSU history to throw for 2,500 yards and rush for at least 350 yards in the same season.
*Currently with a 9-3 mark as LSU’s starting quarterback, with a win against UCF, Burrow can join Zach Mettenberger as the only QBs in school history to win 10 games in their first season as a starter. Mettenberger went 10-3 in 2012 in his first year as LSU’s starting quarterback.
*Burrow goes into the Fiesta Bowl having connected on 198-of-345 passes for 2,500 yards and 12 scores. He’s also rushed 375 yards and 7 touchdowns.
*Burrow is two completions shy of becoming seventh player in school history to complete 200 passes in a season.
*Burrow put together two of the Top 10 game in terms of total offense in 2018, totaling 388 yards against Ole Miss and 370 against Texas A&M. The 388 yards vs. Ole Miss ranks No. 6 in school history, while the 370 vs. the Aggies is No. 9 in the LSU record books.
LSU Managing Turnovers in 2018
*LSU owns a +12 turnover margin with seven forced fumbles and 16 interceptions.
*The defense's 16 interceptions are the most in the league and ranks No. 12 nationally.
*Nine players have at least one interception for LSU this year, with Grant Delpit (5) and John Battle (3) leading way.
*The Tigers' +12 turnover margin is first in the league and seventh in the country.
*A year ago, LSU tied the NCAA mark for fewest turnovers in a season and set the school record with eight.
*Up until 2:21 remaining in the fourth quarter against Florida, LSU quarterbacks had thrown 250 consecutive passes without an interception. The streak dated back to November 4, 2017.
*Joe Burrow broke the school record for consecutive passes without an interception, throwing 158 passes before being intercepted against Florida. The previous mark was 137 held by Alan Risher.
*Overall, LSU’s offense has turned the ball over only 10 times (4 interceptions, 6 fumbles), while a fumbled punt vs. Texas A&M accounts for 11th turnover by the Tigers.
White Ranks Second in the League in Tackles
*The top linebacker in the country, junior Devin White has continued his top play in 2018.
*White owns 115 total tackles and averages 9.6 per game this season to rank No. 2 in the Southeastern Conference.
*White became the seventh LSU player with two or more 100-tackle seasons in school history.
*In the last two seasons, White has totaled 13 double-digit tackle games. He added his first of 2018 in week two against Southeastern with 11, finished with 11 against Louisiana Tech, added 13 against Georgia, totaled 10 against Mississippi State and set a career high with 17 against Texas A&m int he regular season finale.
*A year ago, White led the Southeastern Conference with 133 tackles. He became the first LSU player to lead the league in tackles since the mid 1980's when tackles became an NCAA stat.
White and Delpit Could Lead League in Tackles and Interceptions
*For the first time in SEC history, players from the same team could lead the SEC in tackles and interceptions in the same season as LSU LB Devin White and safety Grant Delpit are within reach.
*White is second in the league in tackles with 118 and Delpit is first in interceptions with five.
*The last time players from the same team led the SEC in tackles and interceptions in the same year came in 1993 when Ole Miss’ Abdul Jackson (140 tackles) and Alundis Brice (7 interceptions) did it.
LSU Is 74-9 vs. Non-Conference Teams Dating Back to 2001
*Going back to the 2001 season when LSU captured its first outright SEC title since 1986, the Tigers have done quite well against non-conference opponents, going 74-9 against non-SEC foes during that span.
*Of the nine losses, only three have come during the regular season (2002 at Virginia Tech, 2016 vs. Wisconsin at Lambeau Field and 2017 vs. Troy).
The other six losses have come in bowl games (2003 Cotton Bowl vs. Texas; 2005 Capital One Bowl vs. Iowa; 2009 Capital One Bowl vs. Penn State; 2012 Chick-fil-A Bowl vs. Clemson; 2014 Music City Bowl vs. Notre Dame and 2017 Citrus Bowl vs. Notre Dame)
Aranda's Named Semifinalist for Broyles Award; Defense Limits Offenses in First Quarter
*For the third-straight year, defensive coordinator Dave Aranda was a semifinalist for the Broyles Award, whcih goes to the nation's top assistant coach.
*In 12 games this season, Aranda's group has allowed just two touchdowns and three field goals in the first quarter.
*Overall, LSU's defense has allowed just 22 points this season in the first quarter.
*Texas A&M and Alabama are the only teams to score first quarter TDs against LSU this year … Prior to the Alabama game on Nov. 3, LSU had gone 12 consecutive games without allowing a first quarter TD … That streak dated back to the Alabama game in 2017.
Atkins' Leg Leaves No Doubt for Kickoffs
*True freshman walk-on Avery Atkins handles kickoff duties for the Tigers and has totaled 64 touch backs on 70 kicks.
*Atkins set the single-season touch back record in game eight against Mississippi State on his 46th kickoff.
*Against Georgia, Atkins gave the Tigers a short field when he recovered a fumble on the kickoff at the UGA 14.
Moreau Ranks Top-10 in Receptions by a Tight End
*Senior tight end Foster Moreau owns 50 receptions, 607 yards and six touchdowns for his career.
*Moreau, a native of New Orleans, ranks eighth in school history for receptions by a tight end.
*His six touchdown receptions for his career ranks fifth in school history.
Red-Zone Efficiency Significantly Improved
*LSU has significantly improved its red zone offense in 2018 with an 89 percentage in 55 trips.
*The offense, under coordinator Steve Ensminger, has 31 touchdowns in red zone and 18 field goals. The Tigers have punched it in 25 times on the ground and six in the air.
*In 18 games with Ensminger as the Tigers' coordinator, LSU is 73-of-82 on red zone opportunities (24-27 in 2016, 4955 in 2018).
19 of Coach O’s 24 LSU Wins Have Come By Double-Digits
*Ed Orgeron has won 24 games as head coach of the Tigers with 19 of those coming by double-digits.
*All six of LSU’s wins under Orgeron in 2016 came by double-figures and last year, the Tigers won six of their nine games by at least 10 points.
*This year, seven of LSU’s nine wins have come by double-figures, including a 20-point win over No. 2 Georgia.
Offensive Line Uses Different Starting Lineup in Seven of Eight Games
*LSU started the same offensive line for the final four games of the season after using seven different combinations during the first eight games of the year.
*Due to injuries, LSU had a different starting offensive line for the first six games of the season.
*LSU started the same offensive line combination in back-to-back games for the first time all year in games against Florida and Georgia.
*LSU then used another combination on the line in game 8 against Mississippi State.
*Overall, through the first eight games of the season, LSU had seven different starting lineups.
*The Tigers have since started the same offensive line over the final four games of the regular season , a unit that is expected to be on the field when the Tigers face UCF in the Fiesta Bowl.
*Up until the Georgia game in week seven, the Tigers' left tackle did not make consecutive starts … Six different players have started this season on the offensive line.
*Lloyd Cushenberry, Damien Lewis, Badara Traore, Austin Deculus, Donavaughn Campbell and Chasen Hines are all first-time starters.
*RG Damien Lewis and C Lloyd Cushenberry are the only linemen to start every game for the Tigers.
*LSU opened the season with six different starting lineup combinations for the first time since 1986.
Game LT LG C RG RT
vs. Miami Charles Brumfield Cushenberry Lewis Magee
vs. Southeastern Deculus Brumfield Cushenberry Lewis Traore
at Auburn Charles Brumfield Cushenberry Lewis Deculus
vs. Louisiana Tech Traore Brumfield Cushenberry Lewis Deculus
vs. Ole Miss Magee Campbell Cushenberry Lewis Deculus
at Florida Charles Magee Cushenberry Lewis Deculus
vs. Georgia Charles Magee Cushenberry Lewis Deculus
vs. Mississippi State Charles Hines Cushenberry Lewis Deculus
vs. Alabama Charles Brumfield Cushenberry Lewis Deculus
at Arkansas Charles Brumfield Cushenberry Lewis Deculus
vs. Rice Charles Brumfield Cushenberry Lewis Deculus
at A&M Charles Brumfield Cushenberry Lewis Deculus
Nineteen Players Make First Start in 2018
*Nineteen Tigers have started for the first time in their careers in 2018: RB Lanard Fournette, C Lloyd Cushenberry III, G Damien Lewis, WR Jonathan Giles, QB Joe Burrow, WR Justin Jefferson, WR Terrace Marshall Jr., DE Breiden Fehoko, CB Kristian Fulton, CB Terrence Alexander, LB Jacob Phillips, OL Austin Deculus, OT Badara Traore, OLB Andre Anthony, OL Donovaughn Campbell LB Micah Baskerville, S Todd Harris Jr. OL Chasen Hines and LB Patrick Queen.
*A total of 15 true freshmen have played in 2018: K Avery Atkins, LB Micah Baskerville, WR Ja'Marr Chase, LB Damone Clark, DT Davin Cotton, DT Nelson Jenkins, WR Kenan Jones, CB Kelvin Joseph, WR Terrace Marshall Jr., RB Tae Provens, OL Cole Smith, OL Chasen Hines, DT Nelson Jenkins III, LB Jarell Cherry and DT Dominic Livingston.
*Marshall became just the eighth true freshman to start a season opener since 2000.
*The following have started a season opener since 2000: Marshall Jr. (WR, 2018), Charles (RG, 2017), Chaisson (LB, 2017), Delpit (S, 2017), Taylor (LB, 2017), Kevin Toliver (CB, 2015), Trey Quinn (WR, 2014), Jalen Mills (CB, 2012) and Jessie Daniels (Nickel, 2003).
Most True Freshmen Starters by Year Since 2005
(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)
(Jamal Adams, Malachi Dupre, Leonard Fournette, Davon Godchaux, Brandon Harris, Trey Quinn)
(Kwon Alexander, Vadal Alexander, Reid Ferguson, Jeremy Hill, Lamar Louis, Jalen Mills)
(Rickey Jefferson, Anthony Jennings, Ethan Pocic, Rashard Robinson, Tre’Davious White)
2018 4 (Terrace Marshall Jr., Ja'Marr Chase, Micah Baskerville, Chasen Hines)
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)
SEC Player of the Week Honors in 2018
*LSU players Joe Burrow, Grant Delpit, Jacob Phillips, Cole Tracy and Devin White have all earned SEC Player of the Week honors in 2018.
*Tracy became the first player in SEC History to earn special teams player of the week honor four times in one season after being named after Mississippi State.
*In the season opener, first-time starters Tracy and Phillips picked up award. Tracy was four-for-four on field goal attempts and tied the school record with a long kick of 54. Phillips recorded seven tackles and a pick six.
*In his first SEC road start, Burrow engineered an 11-point second half comeback. Tracy booted the first game-winning kick as time expired in school history and finished three-for-four overall.
*Burrow set career highs for rushing yards (96), passing yards (292) and total offense (388) against Ole Miss. His 388 yards of total offense ranks as the sixth-highest total in school history.
*Against Georgia, White was the catalyst of the defense that limited Georgia to season low for points (16), total yards (322 and rushing yards (113). Tracy tied the school record for kicks in a game with five and set a new school record for points with 18.
*Delpit picked up his first career SEC weekly honor after leading the Tigers in tackles with 10 and picking off Nick Fitzgerald twice. Tracy kicked four field goals and became the first player in LSU history to kick nine field goals over a two-game span.
Game Player Honor Stats
Miami Jacob Phillips Defensive Player of the Week 7 Tackles, 1 Pick Six
Cole Tracy Special Teams Player of the Week 4 for 4 FG, 54 Long, 3 for 3 PAT
Auburn Joe Burrow Offensive Player of the Week 15-of-34, 249 yards, 1 TD
Cole Tracy Special Teams Player of the Week 3 for 4 FG, 42 Long, 2 for 2 PAT
Ole Miss Joe Burrow Offensive Player of the Week 18-of-25, 292 yards, 3 touchdowns; 96 rushing yards, 1 TD
Georgia Cole Tracy Special Teams Player of the Week 5 for 5 FG, 3 for 3 PAT
Devin White Defensive Player of the Week 13 tackles, 1 FR, 1 QBH
MSU Cole Tracy Special Teams Player of the Week 4 for 4 FG, 1 for 1 PAT
Grant Delpit Defensive Player of the Week 10 tackles, 2 Interceptions, 1 Sack
LSU’s Defense Rises To Occasion In Win over Georgia
*LSU’s defense came up big against second-ranked Georgia, holding the Bulldogs to season-lows for points (16), total yards (322) and rushing yards (113).
*Georgia came into the game averaging 42 points and 485 total yards per game.
*LSU held the Bulldogs scoreless in the first half as the Tigers built a 16-0 halftime lead.
*The Tigers also forced four turnovers (2 interceptions, 2 fumbles) in the contest and recorded 4 sacks in the game.
*Georgia was 5-of-14 on third-down attempts and after pulling to within 19-9 in the third quarter, they managed just three first downs the rest of the way.
*Devin White led LSU with 13 tackles, while John Battle and Kristian Fulton each had interceptions.
LSU’s No-Turnover, 2-Penalty Game Against Georgia a Rarity
*In LSU’s 36-16 win over No. 2 Georgia, the Tigers didn’t have a turnover and committed only two penalties
*It’s the second time under Orgeron, the Tigers have played a game with no turnovers and only two penalties (Last year vs. Tennessee)
*Prior to that, the last time LSU played a game with no turnovers and only two penalties came in a 2005 win over Appalachian State
*The only other times it’s happened since 1970 came in wins over Arkansas in 1997 and Auburn in 1973.
Former LSU Assistant Coaches Winless in Return to Tiger Stadium
*Six former LSU assistant coaches have returned to Tiger Stadium as head coaches.
*The group is a combined 0-10 in their return to Baton Rouge.
*The six former assistants are: Kirby Smart (0-1), Derek Dooley (0-3), Will Muschamp (0-2), Darrel Dickey (0-2), Bradley Dale Peveto (0-1) and Mack Brown (0-1).
Day Game or Night Game Makes No Difference for LSU
*LSU’s tradition of night games in Tiger Stadium is like none other in college football.
*But, LSU’s recent success in day games in Tiger Stadium has made playing afternoon games in Death Valley more appealing.
*LSU has won 16 of its last 17 day games in Tiger Stadium, a stretch that goes back to a 16-14 victory over Tennessee on Oct. 2, 2010.
*Since 2010, LSU’s only daytime loss in Tiger Stadium came against Florida by a 16-10 count in 2016.
*Of LSU’s 16 wins during this current stretch, nine have come against Top 25 teams and all 16 were over SEC opponents.
*Since 2000, LSU is 112-18 overall at home, which includes an 85-11 (.882) mark at night in Tiger Stadium and a 27-7 (.794) record during the day. From 1960-99, LSU posted a 12-19-3 mark in day games in Tiger Stadium.
*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 49-5 4-2-1 53-7-1
1970-79 51-12-1 1-2 52-14-1
1980-89 38-16-1 3-5-2 41-21-3
1990-99 31-19 4-10 35-29
2000-09 49-5 11-6 60-11
2010-18 36-7 16-1 51-8
Totals 254-64-2 39-26-3 292-90-5
LSU Is 78-0 When Rushing For 100 Yards and Holding Opponents To Less Than 100 Yards
*In the last 165 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 132-22 when that happens.
*Hold the opponent to fewer than 100 yards and the Tigers are 79-5.
*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 78-0.
*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 3-4 5-0 5-0
2017 9-4 0-0 4-4 5-0 5-0
2018 9-2 0-1 4-3 5-0 5-0
Totals 132-22 5-22 59-37 79-5 78-0
Tracy's Game-Winning Field Goal First In School History
*When Cole Tracy booted the 42-yard field goal at Auburn in week three of the season, it marked the first walk-off field goal in regulation in school history.
*While there have been field goals in overtime and with less than a minute on the clock, Tracy is the only player to do it with the clock expiring in regulation.
*Below is a list of LSU's game-winning field goals since 1941. For this purpose, a field goals is classified as a "game winner" if it served as the last points of a game and it came within the final two minutes of the contest or in overtime.
Date Placekicker Game-winning FG Result
9/15/18 Cole Tracy 42-yarder with 0:00 left at #7 Auburn W, 22-21
10/11/14 Colby Delahoussaye 50-yarder with 0:03 left in 4th quarter at Florida W, 30-27
11/5/11 Drew Alleman 25-yarder in OT at #2 Alabama W, 9-6 OT
11/28/09 Josh Jasper 36-yarder in OT vs. Arkansas W, 33-30 OT
11/18/06 Colt David 26-yarder in OT vs. Ole Miss W, 23-20 OT
10/22/05 Chris Jackson 30-yarder in OT vs. #16 Auburn W, 20-17 OT
9/11/93 Andre’ Lafleur 26-yarder with 0:10 left in 4th quarter at Mississippi State W, 18-16
11/5/88 David Browndyke 34-yarder with 0:28 left in 4th quarter at #18 Alabama W, 19-18
9/20/80 David Johnston 17-yarder with 0:35 left in 4th quarter vs. Colorado W, 23-20
10/25/41 Bernie Lipkis 22-yarder with 0:04 left in 4th quarter vs. Florida W, 10-7
Louisiana's Foster Moreau Carries on No. 18 Tradition
*Senior tight end Foster Moreau was selected to continue the tradition of the prestigious No. 18 jersey. Moreau was presented with the jersey by coach Ed Orgeron in the first preseason meeting following a vote of the coaching staff and former LSU No. 18s.
*A native of New Orleans, Moreau was the final player to sign in the 2015 recruiting class. He is the second tight end to earn the honor. Richard Dickson wore the number in 2008 and 2009.
*Jersey No. 18 was born 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. 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.
*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
2017 Christian LaCouture DL
2017 John David Moore FB/TE
2018 Foster Moreau TE
A Different Season-Opening QB For The Tigers
*When Joe Burrow took the first snap against Miami, it marked the 16th time in the last 21 seasons that LSU started a different quarterback in an opener.
*Only Matt Mauck in 2002 and 2003, JaMarcus Russell in 2004 and 2005, Jordan Jefferson in 2009 and 2010, Zach Mettenberger in 2012 and 2013, and Brandon Harris in 2015 and 2016 have started consecutive openers for LSU.
*The following is a look at LSU's starting quarterbacks in season-opening games since 1998:
Year Quarterback Results Stats
1998 Herb Tyler Def. Arkansas State, 42-6 13 of 25, 170 yds., 1 TD, 1 int.
1999 Craig Nall Def. San Jose State, 29-21 6 of 15, 79 yds., 2 int.
2000 Josh Booty Def. Western Carolina, 58-0 12 of 15, 291 yds., 2 touchdowns
2001 Rohan Davey Def. Tulane, 48-17 19 of 29, 253 yds., 2 touchdowns
2002 Matt Mauck Lost Virginia Tech, 26-8 15 of 35, 134 yds., 1 int.
2003 Matt Mauck Def. Louisiana-Monroe, 49-7 13 of 28, 153 yds., 3 touchdowns, 1 int.
2004 Marcus Randall Def. Oregon State, 22-21 (OT) 7 of 18, 66 yds., 1 int.
2005 JaMarcus Russell Def. Arizona State, 35-31 16 of 29, 232 yds., 1 TD
2006 JaMarcus Russell Def. ULL, 45-3 13 of 17, 253 yrds. 3 TD
2007 Matt Flynn Def. Mississippi State, 45-0 12 of 19, 128 yds., 2 TD
2008 Andrew Hatch Def. Appalachian State, 41-13 7 of 14, 77 yds., 1 TD
2009 Jordan Jefferson Def. Washington, 31-23 11 of 19, 172 yds., 3 TD
2010 Jordan Jefferson Def. North Carolina, 30-24 15 of 21, 151 yds., 2 TD, 1 int.
2011 Jarret Lee Def. Oregon, 40-27 10 of 22, 98 yds. 1 TD
2012 Zach Mettenberger Def. North Texas, 41-14 19 of 26, 192 yds. 1 TD, 1 int.
2013 Zach Mettenberger Def. TCU, 37-27 16 of 32, 251 yds., 1 TD
2014 Anthony Jennings Def. Wisconsin, 28-24 9 of 21, 239 yds. 2 TD
2015 Brandon Harris Def. Mississippi State, 21-19 9 of 14, 71 yds., 0 TD
2016 Brandon Harris Lost, Wisconsin, 16-14 12 of 21. 131 yds., 1 TD
2017 Danny Etling Def. BYU, 27-0 14 of 18, 171 yds., 0 TD
2018 Joe Burrow Def. Miami, 33-17 11 of 24, 140 yds. 0 TD
Von Rosenberg One of Nation's Oldest Players
*At 28 years old, punter Zach Von Rosenberg is the sixth-oldest player in college football in 2018.
*Von Rosenberg played minor league baseball for six seasons before joining the team in the fall.
*James Stefanon of Colorado is the oldest player at 31 years old.
This is #NFLSU
*The 2018 season marked the fifth-straight year LSU led all of college football with players on opening day NFL rosters at 52.
*There were a total of 40 players on active rosters, which was second in the Southeastern Conference.
*Sixty-five LSU players have been selected in the NFL Draft over the past 10 years, which ranks No. 2 nationally. LSU is one of just three schools in college football to have 60 or more drafted players since the 2009 NFL Draft.
*Over the last decade, LSU has produced nine first round NFL Draft picks. The Tigers have had at least one player selected in the first round 11 of the past 15 years.
*Overall, 59 former Tigers have appeared on Super Bowl rosters, and LSU has had at least one Super Bowl in 39 of 52 championship games.
We are DBU:
*Since 2007, LSU leads the nation in number of defensive backs selected in the NFL draft with 18, including six in the first round.
*LSU has produced two consensus All-America DBs in 2018 in Grant Delpit and Greedy Williams.
*LSU has produced 11 first team All-American defensive backs since 2000.
*LSU has also had defensive backs claim four national awards since 2010
*Patrick Peterson 2010 Bednarik Award
*Patrick Peterson 2010 Thorpe Award
*Tyrann Mathieu 2011 Bednarik Award
*Morris Claiborne 2011 Thorpe Award
*Since the 2007 NFL Draft, LSU has had six DBs picked in the first round.
Four Tigers In Pro Bowl
*Four former LSU Tigers have earned a spot in the 2019 Pro Bowl
*The list consists of DE Danielle Hunter, CB Patrick Peterson, OG Trai Turner and S Jamal Adams
*Patrick Peterson is making his eighth Pro Bowl appearance to become one of just three players in NFL history to make it Pro Bowls prior to his 29th birthday. He’s joined on that list by Barry Sanders and Jim Brown.
LSU’s 2019 Schedule
*The Tigers open the 2019 slate on August 31 in Tiger Stadium against Georgia Southern, the first of what will be nine games for LSU against bowl teams from the 2018 season.
*Three of LSU’s four non-conference games are against bowl teams that have won at least nine games – Utah State (11-2); Georgia Southern (10-3) and Texas (9-4).
*Here’s LSU’s 2019 football schedule:
Aug. 31 Georgia Southern
Sept. 7 at Texas
Sept. 14 Northwestern State
Sept. 21 at Vanderbilt
Oct. 5 Utah State
Oct. 12 Florida
Oct. 19 at Mississippi State
Oct. 26 Auburn
Nov. 9 at Alabama
Nov. 16 at Ole Miss
Nov. 23 Arkansas
Nov. 30 Texas A&M