Bama/LSU Southeastern Conference notes

UA leads the series, 42-17-5. Last game was won by LSU, 30-28 (11/4/2000 at Baton Rouge). These two teams have met every year since 1964. In games played in Tuscaloosa, the Crimson Tide leads, 9-4. The teams have split the last six meetings in Tuscaloosa, 3-3 LSU has won three of the last eight meetings against Alabama but only nine of the last 37 contests

LSU TIGERS at ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE

2:30 p.m. (C) • CBS Sports • Bryant-Denny Stadium (83,818) • Tuscaloosa

LSU (4-3, 2-3 SEC) Bengal Tiger Facts

  • Head Coach: Nick Saban (Kent State, ‘73)
  • Overall/Yrs: 55-33-1 (.624)/ 8th • LSU/Yrs: 12-7 (.632)/ 2nd
  • National Rankings: N/A
  • Formations: Offense - Multiple • Defense - 4-3
  • Offensive Coordinator: Jimbo Fisher
  • Defensive Coordinator: Gary Gibbs
  • Stadium: Tiger (91,600)
  • 2001 Record: 4-3 (2-2 H, 2-1 A)
  • 2001 Home Attendance: 363,489 (90,872)
  • Internet Web Site: www.LSUsports.net

LSU Individual Statistical Leaders

  • Rushing: So. RB LaBrandon Toefield [119 for 525 yards; 4.4 avg.; 10 TDs] (5) [62]
  • Passing Efficiency: Sr. QB Rohan Davey [112-199-4; 56.3 pct.; 1,813 yards; 10 TDs; 145.4 rating] (3) [18]
  • Receptions: Jr. FL Josh Reed [45 for 898 yards; 20.0 avg.; 3 TDs] (2) [22]
  • Scoring: So. TB LaBrandon Toefield [10 TDs; 60 points] (1)[20]
  • Tackles*: Jr. MLB Trev Faulk [71 (46-25); 2 TFL (-4)]

ALABAMA (3-4, 2-3 SEC)

  • Head Coach: Dennis Franchione (Pittsburg State, ‘73)
  • Overall/Yrs: 141-69-2 (.670)/19th • UA/Yrs: 3-4 (.429)/ 1st
  • 2001 Schedule: See page 2.
  • National Rankings: N/A
  • Formations: Offense - Multiple • Defense - Pressing
  • Internet Web Address: www.rolltide.com

Alabama Individual Statistical Leaders

  • Rushing: Jr. TB Ahmaad Galloway [118 for 512 yards; 4.34 avg.; 4 TDs] (7) [66]
  • Passing Efficiency: Jr. QB Tyler Watts [80-145-3; 55.17 pct.; 1,144 yards; 9 TDs; 137.79 rating] (7) [28]
  • Receptions: Sr. FL Freddie Milons [22 for 382 yards; 17.36 avg.; 2 TDs]
  • Scoring: Sr. PK Neal Thomas [0 TD; 23-23 PATs; 11-14 FGs; 56 points] (4) [33]
  • Tackles: Jr. MLB Saleem Rasheed [72 (47-25); 4 TFL (-20); 2 Sacks (-15)]

Series History

  • In last season's contest, LSU QB Josh Booty earned SEC Offensive Player of the Week honors, throwing four TD passes, including two each to Josh Reed and Robert Royal
  • The Tigers' win last season was the first for LSU in the series at home since 1969
  • LSU has not won consecutive games in the series since 1969-70.

LSU, Offense (multiple), starting lineup

  • SE - 3 Jerel Myers (5-11, 175, Jr.)
  • LT - 60 Rodney Reed (6-4, 284, So.)
  • LG - 72 Stephen Peterman (6-4, 300, So.)
  • C - 55 Ben Wilkerson (6-4, 275, Fr.)
  • RG - 78 Dwayne Pierce (6-3, 316, Sr.)
  • RT - 69 Jason Baggett (6-5, 310, Sr.)
  • TE - 86 Robert Royal (6-5, 231, Sr.)
  • FL - 25 Josh Reed (5-11, 205, Jr.)
  • QB - 6 Rohan Davey (6-3, 235, Sr.)
  • FB - 30 Solomon Lee (6-1, 225, Jr.)
  • TB - 22 LaBrandon Toefield (6-0, 224, So.)

LSU, Defense (4-3), starting lineup

  • LE - 85 Kyle Kipps (6-5, 275, Sr.)
  • LT - 96 Byron Dawson (6-2, 291, Jr.)
  • RT - 93 Chad Lavalais (6-3, 291, So.)
  • RE - 59 Jarvis Green (6-3, 265, Sr.)
  • SLB - 56 Jeremy Lawrence (6-3, 222, Jr.)
  • MLB - 7 Trev Faulk (6-3, 225, Jr.)
  • WLB - 11 Bradie James (6-3, 228, So.)
  • LCB - 5 Damien James (5-11, 191, Jr.)
  • RCB - 33 Demetrius Hookfin (5-11, 174, Jr.)
  • SS - 28 Lionel Thomas (6-0, 195, Sr.)
  • FS - 2 Ryan Clark (5-11, 185, Sr.)

LSU, Specialists

  • PK - 40 John Corbello (5-11, 222, Jr.)
  • P - 80 Donnie Jones (6-3, 217, So.)

LSU NOTES

  • For the first time in the Nick Saban era, LSU lost a game when scoring 20 or more points
  • The Tigers are now 12-1 under Saban when scoring more than 20 points
  • Ironically, LSU's last loss when scoring 20-or-more came in a 42-23 setback to Ole Miss in 1999
  • Also, LSU lost for the first time under Saban when holding the lead after three quarters; the Tigers are 9-1 under Saban when entering the final 15 minutes with an advantage
  • LSU's last loss when leading after three quarters came in 1999 at Georgia, when LSU had a 16-13 edge and lost 23-22
  • Domanick Davis made his first offensive start of the season, replacing the injured LaBrandon Toefield
  • Davis accounted for 266 all-purpose yards, including a 71-yard punt return for a TD and 99 rushing yards.

• OCTOBER 27 SEC SCORES •

  • Tennessee 17, South Carolina 10 [107,530 at Knoxville, Tenn.]
  • Florida 24, Georgia 10 [84,401 at Jacksonville, Fla.]
  • Arkansas 42, Auburn 17 [67,213 at Fayetteville, Ark.]
  • Vanderbilt 42, Duke 28 [18,332 at Durham, N.C.]
  • Ole Miss 35, LSU 24 [91,941 at Baton Rouge, La.]

POST-SEASON HONORS CANDIDATES

Quarterbacks

  • Casey Clausen, Tennessee 6-4 210 So. Northridge, Cal.
  • Rohan Davey, LSU 6-3 235 Sr. Miami, Fla.
  • Rex Grossman, Florida 6-1 218 So. Bloomington, Ind.
  • Eli Manning, Ole Miss 6-4 212 So. New Orleans, La.
  • Phil Petty, South Carolina 6-3 208 Sr. Boiling Springs, S.C.
  • Tyler Watts, Alabama 6-3 217 Jr. Pelham, Ala.
  • Greg Zolman, Vanderbilt 6-4 208 Sr. Dayton, Ohio

Wide Receivers

  • Reche Caldwell, Florida 6-0 198 Jr. Tampa, Fla.
  • Antonio Carter, Alabama 5-9 191 Jr. Tallahassee, Fla.
  • Chris Collins, Ole Miss 6-2 190 So. Gloster, Miss.
  • Terrence Edwards, Georgia 6-1 165 Jr. Tennille, Ga.
  • Jabar Gaffney, Florida 6-1 202 So. Jacksonville, Fla.
  • Freddie Milons, Alabama 5-11 187 Sr. Starkville, Miss.
  • Josh Reed, LSU 5-11 205 Jr. Rayne, La.
  • Brian Scott, South Carolina 6-2 215 Sr. Darlington, S.C.
  • Richard Smith, Arkansas 5-10 184 So. Shreveport, La.
  • Donte Stallworth, Tennessee 6-1 190 Jr. Sacramento, Cal.
  • Dan Stricker, Vanderbilt 6-3 201 Jr. Cincinnati, Ohio

Tight Ends

  • Terry Jones, Jr. , Alabama 6-4 267 Sr. Tuscaloosa, Ala.
  • Randy McMichael, Georgia 6-4 228 Jr. Fort Valley, Ga.
  • Robert Royal, LSU 6-5 231 Sr. New Orleans, La.
  • Doug Zeigler, Ole Miss 6-4 1/2 254 Jr. Wilmington, Ohio

Offensive Line

  • Shawn Andrews, Arkansas (T) 6-6 330 Fr. Camden, Ark.
  • Jason Baggett, LSU (T) 6-5 310 Sr. Baytown, Texas
  • Kevin Breedlove, Georgia (G) 6-4 301 Jr. Clemson, S.C.
  • Ben Claxton, Ole Miss (C) 6-3 288 Jr. Dublin, Ga.
  • Alonzo Ephraim, Alabama (C) 6-4 292 Jr. Birmingham, Ala.
  • Pat Green, Vanderbilt (T) 6-7 335 Sr. Emmaus, Pa.
  • Antonio Hall, Kentucky (T) 6-5 300 So. Canton, Ohio
  • Shane Hall, South Carolina (G) 6-6 305 Jr. Indian Mills, N.J.
  • Larrell Johnson, So. Carolina (C) 6-1 300 Sr. Tampa, Fla.
  • Jim May, Vanderbilt (G) 6-4 303 Jr. Lilburn, Ga.
  • Curt McGill, Georgia (C) 6-4 274 Sr. Snellville, Ga.
  • Terrence Metcalf, Ole Miss (T) 6-4 315 Sr. Clarksdale, Miss.
  • Shannon Money, Arkansas (T) 6-4 309 Sr. Conway, Ark.
  • Ben Nowland, Auburn (C) 6-3 289 Jr. Ponte Vedra, Fla.
  • Melvin Paige, So. Carolina (T) 6-5 300 Sr. Dillon, S.C.
  • Mike Pearson, Florida (T) 6-7 292 Jr. Seffner, Fla.
  • Dwayne Pierce, LSU (G) 6-3 316 Sr. New Orleans, La.
  • Mike Pucillo, Auburn (G) 6-4 305 Sr. Brandon, Fla.
  • Kenny Sandlin, Arkansas (C) 6-3 319 Sr. Van Buren, Ark.
  • Kendall Simmons, Auburn (T) 6-3 314 Sr. Ripley, Miss.
  • Jon Stinchcomb, Georgia (T) 6-6 278 Jr. Lilburn, Ga.
  • Fred Weary, Tennessee (G) 6-4 301 Sr. Montgomery, Ala.
  • Travelle Wharton, So. Carolina (T) 6-4 300 So. Fountain Inn, S.C.
  • Zac Zedalis, Florida (C/G) 6-3 280 Sr. Alachua, Fla.

Defensive Line

  • Alex Brown, Florida (E) 6-3 264 Sr. White Springs, Fla.
  • Dorsett Davis, Miss. State (T) 6-6 303 Sr. Cleveland, Miss.
  • Charles Grant, Georgia (E) 6-4 267 Jr. Colquitt, Ga.
  • Jarvis Green, LSU (E) 6-3 265 Sr. Donaldsonville, La.
  • Carlos Hall, Arkansas (E) 6-4 261 Sr. Marianna, Ark.
  • John Henderson, Tennessee (T) 6-7 290 Sr. Nashville, Tenn.
  • Dennis Johnson, Kentucky (E) 6-7 261 Jr. Harrodsburg, Ky.
  • Jarret Johnson, Alabama (E) 6-4 274 Jr. Chiefland, Fla.
  • Kenny King, Alabama (T) 6-5 277 Jr. Daphne, Ala.
  • Chad Lavalais, LSU (T) 6-3 291 So. Marksville, La.
  • Kindal Moorehead, Alabama (E) 6-4 288 Jr. Memphis, Tenn.
  • Will Overstreet, Tennessee (E) 6-4 260 Sr. Jackson, Miss.
  • Anthony Sims, Ole Miss (T) 6-3 268 Sr. Memphis, Tenn.
  • Conner Stephens, Miss. State (E) 6-4 260 Sr. Ackerman, Miss.

Inside Linebackers

  • Antuian Bradford, Vanderbilt 6-0 231 Sr. Batesville, Miss.
  • Andra Davis, Florida 6-1 254 Sr. Live Oak, Fla.
  • Trev Faulk, LSU 6-3 225 Jr. Lafayette, La.
  • Tony Gilbert, Georgia 6-1 246 Jr. Macon, Ga.
  • Lanier Goethie, Ole Miss 6-0 223 Jr. Baxley, Ga.
  • Jermaine Petty, Arkansas 6-2 257 Sr. Inman, S.C.
  • Saleem Rasheed, Alabama 6-3 223 Jr. Birmingham, Ala.
  • Dontarrious Thomas, Auburn 6-4 220 Sr. Perry, Ga.

SPECIALISTS

  • Derek Abney, Kentucky (RS) 5-10 170 So. Mosinee, Wisc.
  • Jason Armstead, Ole Miss (RS) 5-9 160 Jr. Moss Point, Miss.
  • Billy Bennett, Georgia (K) 5-8 159 So. Athens, Ga.
  • Richie Butler, Arkansas (P) 6-1 222 Jr. Harrison, Ark.
  • Damon Duval, Auburn (K/P) 6-1 186 Jr. Chattanooga, Tenn.
  • Seth Hanson, Kentucky (K) 6-2 197 Sr. Dallas, Texas
  • Marvin Jackson, Arkansas (RS) 5-9 165 Jr. Galveston, Texas
  • Donnie Jones, LSU (P) 6-3 217 So. Baton Rouge, La.
  • Jonathan Kilgo, Georgia (P) 6-2 198 Jr. Silver Creek, Ga.
  • Brennan O'Donohoe, Arkansas (PK) 6-0 220 So. El Dorado, Ark.
  • Glenn Pakulak, Kentucky (P) 6-3 228 Jr. Lapeer, Mich.
  • Neal Thomas, Alabama (PK) 5-11 192 Sr. Clinton, Miss.
  • Alex Walls, Tennessee (PK) 6-1 175 Jr. Bristol, Va.

SEC ALL-STAR FRESHMAN CANDIDATES

[Listed in alphabetical order - Submitted by each school]
  • Shawn Andrews, Arkansas OT 6-6 330 Camden, Ark.
  • Decori Birmingham, Arkansas TB/WR 6-0 200 Atlanta, Texas
  • Ray Ray Bivines, Miss. State WR/RS 5-11 170 Gautier, Miss.
  • Wesley Britt, Alabama OT 6-8 313 Cullman, Ala.
  • Ronnie Brown, Auburn RB 6-1 225 Cartersville, Ga.
  • Pat Brunner, Vanderbilt ILB 6-3 240 Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Doug Buckles, Ole Miss OG 6-5 285 Madison, Miss.
  • Michael Clayton, LSU WR 6-4 185 Baton Rouge, La.
  • Dustin Colquitt, Tennessee P 6-2 196 Knoxville, Tenn.
  • Jared Cook, Miss. State P 5-10 175 Columbus, Ga.
  • Ronald Fields, Miss. State NG 6-3 295 Bogalusa, La.
  • Bill Flowers, Ole Miss WR 6-0 180 Pelham, Ala.
  • Trey Fryfogle, Ole Miss WR 6-1 185 Lucedale, Miss.
  • Justin Geisinger, Vanderbilt OT 6-4 304 Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • Fred Gibson, Georgia WR 6-4 180 Waycross, Ga.
  • David Greene, Georgia QB 6-3 222 Lithonia, Ga.
  • Bo Hartsfield, Ole Miss TE 6-3 230 Birmingham, Ala.
  • Jeb Huckeba, Arkansas OLB 6-4 210 Searcy, Ark.
  • Marcus Johnson, Ole Miss OG 6-6 320 Coffeeville, Miss.
  • Darnell Jones, Miss. State FB 5-11 247 Greenwood, Miss.
  • Matt Jones, Arkansas QB 6-5 215 Fort Smith, Ark.
  • Matt Leach, Florida P 6-1 182 Sarasota, Fla.
  • Brian Lester, Ole Miss WLB 6-2 226 Holly Springs, Miss.
  • Jason Mathenia, Vanderbilt WR 6-1 180 Copperas Cove, Texas
  • Evan Mathis, Alabama OT 6-5 281 Homewood, Ala.
  • Ellery Moore, Kentucky DT 6-3 260 Massillon, Ohio
  • Jonathan Nichols, Ole Miss PK 6-0 180 Greenwood, Miss.
  • Eric Oliver, Ole Miss FS 6-2 207 Jasper, Ala.
  • Lorenzo Parker, Vanderbilt CB 5-11 186 Farmington Hills, Mich.
  • Mark Pierce, Arkansas FB 6-1 215 Weatherford, Texas
  • David Pollack, Georgia DT 6-2 260 Lithonia, Ga.
  • Jay Ratliff, Auburn TE 6-5 230 Valdosta, Ga.
  • Cody Ridgeway, Ole Miss P 6-1 1/2 180 Jackson, Tenn.
  • Rob Robertson, Ole Miss WLB 6-2 221 Centreville, Miss.
  • Jason Rollins, Kentucky OG 6-5 265 Mt. Vernon, Ohio
  • Carlos Rogers, Auburn DB 6-1 167 Augusta, Ga.
  • Justin Smiley, Alabama OG 6-3 295 Ellabell, Ga.
  • Ray Snell, Florida FB 6-0 223 Tampa, Fla.
  • Marcus Spears, LSU TE 6-5 280 Baton Rouge, La.
  • David Stewart, Miss. State OT 6-6 294 Moulton, Ala.
  • Matthew Thomas, South Carolina WR 6-1 180 Pearson, Ga.
  • Kelley Washington, Tennessee WR 6-4 225 Stephens City, Va.
  • Ben Wilkerson, LSU C 6-4 275 Hemphill, Texas
  • Carnell Williams, Auburn RB 5-11 185 Etowah, Ala.

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