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Tiger Blitz Gameday Central: LSU-Wisconsin

Get all your Tigers' news and notes a handful of hours before No. 5 LSU's 2:30 p.m. kickoff today against Wisconsin at Lambeau Field. As Saturday morning progresses, this post will be updated.

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 3 at 2:30 pm CT
WHERE: Lambeau Field (Green Bay, Wisc.)
TV/RADIO: ABC or WatchESPN; LSU Sports Radio Network - 98.1 FM in Baton Rouge; Sirius Satellite Radio - ch. 113; XM Radio – ch. 190
SERIES: LSU leads 3-0.
LAST MEETING: LSU won 28-24 in Houston in 2014.

TIGER BLITZ' OFFICIAL LSU-WISCONSIN GAMEDAY THREAD

1st Quarter Blog

Despite Bart Houston finding Tumagalli and Wheelwright for a couple big gains, LSU’s defense held strong in their opening quarter. The biggest of those stops came after a Bart Houston scramble, when LSU stopped Wisconsin running back Corey Clement on 4th and 1 from just outside the 20.  It was a struggle on offense for LSU as Brandon Harris was off the mark a couple times to Malachi Dupre and Travin Dural. Wisconsin loaded the box with 8 defenders making things tough for Leonard Fournette as well. He could only manage 7 yards on 2 carries. Wisconsin’s Bart Houston gave LSU problems late in the quarter with a couple of nice scrambles bringing Wisconsin inside LSU’s 10. 

2nd Quarter Blog

After Wisconsin drove right down into LSU’s 10, Rickey Jefferson had the biggest play of the day so far for LSU with his pick in the redzone. LSU got a few things going after a couple Wisconsin penalties and Harris’ 15 yard pass to Travin Dural but that drive once again stalled out with another Brandon Harris sack. Wisconsin continued to move the ball well with Bart Houston making plays inside and outside of the pocket. Darius Guice put LSU in a hole after he fumbled the first snap of an LSU drive at the 30-yard line. After a dropped Jamal Adams interception, Wisconsin was able to convert the turnover into a field goal to take a 3-0 lead. After LSU was stopped on fourth and 1 from their 45, LSU’s defense held strong again holding Wisconsin to another field goal. Wisconsin took that 6-0 lead to the locker room after Harris was intercepted as time expired however the return was stopped just outside the 30.

3rd Quarter Blog

The 3rd quarter did not start much better for the Tigers. After a 3 and out by the offense, Wisconsin drove right down the field capped off by a 5-yard Corey Clement run who had a big series running the ball. After Fournette brought some life to LSU, a fumbled exchange between Harris and Fournette knocked LSU out of field goal range and they were forced to punt. Tre’Davious White gave LSU a major shot in the arm, however, with a 21-yard pick-six to make it 13-7. LSU’s defense once again came up huge after Donte Jackson forced a fumble that 2 plays later the Tigers punched in for a 14-13 lead.

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THE MORNING: 

ESPN's College Gameday is preparing for a three-hour live show beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday.

  • This is the first time GameDay has been to Lambeau Field and the sixth time the show has originated from the state of Wisconsin, with the last being Wisconsin’s 48-17 win over Nebraska in 2011.
  • The visit to Lambeau Field marks the third-straight year and eighth time in the last nine years that GameDayopens the season at a neutral site.
  • Green Bay is the 74th different city GameDay has originated from.
  • Including bowls and SEC Championship games, this is the 25th time GameDay that will originate from an LSU game. LSU is 15-9 in the previous 24.
  • Wisconsin is 4-8 with GameDay in attendance.
  • This is the sixth time GameDay has been to a game between the SEC and Big Ten with SEC teams going 5-0.

THEIR SCHEDULE:

8 a.m. — ESPN College GameDay (live from Oneida St. next to Lambeau Field)
11 a.m. — CST LSU Pre-Game Show (live from outside Lambeau Field)
11:40 a.m. — Team departs hotel for stadium 
12:30 p.m. — Team arrives at Lambeau Field (Team will unload at American Family Insurance Gate on East Side of Stadium)
12:30 p.m. — LSU Sports Radio Network pre-game show starts
12:30 p.m. — Gates to Lambeau Field open
2:26 p.m. — National Anthem performed by Skylar Stecker plus Flyover by 2 F-16s 
2:30 p.m. — LSU takes the field
2:34 p.m. — Coin toss at midfield with former LSU great Jimmy Taylor
2:36 p.m. — Kickoff: LSU vs. Wisconsin on ABC     

NOTES:

A photo of LSU offensive guard Will Clapp in a walking boot surfaced as the Tigers were strolling around Lambeau Field for the first time Friday afternoon in Green Bay.

Clapp's boot, though, isn't indicating of a severe injury.

Clapp sprained his ankle during Wednesday's practice, and the boot is a precautionary measure stabilize the right ankle and prevent swelling, a source said. Clapp is still expected to play and start at left guard beside senior Ethan Pocic and sophomore K.J. Malone at left tackle, who posted a photo of the offensive line crew yesterday.

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You can reach Christian Boutwell on Twitter, @CBoutwell_

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