PRIME TIME PERFORMANCES

A look at some of the top individual performances of the 2004-05 season.

Augustus' Perfect Night – Nov. 30, 2004

Perfecto! Seimone Augustus logged another entry in the Lady Tiger record book putting together the most complete game of her career going a perfect 11 of 11 from the floor. Augustus finished the game with 22 points in 29 minutes. The always humble Augustus responded to postgame questions about her perfect game in typical fashion, "I had no idea."

 

Russell Rallies LSU Past Oregon State – Sept. 4, 2004

In his first game action as a Tiger, redshirt freshman quarterback JaMarcus Russell came on in relief of Marcus Randall to lead LSU past Oregon State 22-21 in the season opener. Although he completed just 9 of 26 passes, one was a 36-yard touchdown strike to Dwayne Bowe with less than two minutes to play. Russell called his number on a game-tying two-point conversion run that sent the game into overtime. LSU won in the first extra period 22-21.

 

Davis' Dominates Three-Game Homestand – Jan. 12-19, 2005

In what will go down as one of the most impressive three-game stretches in the history of LSU Basketball, freshman Glen Davis provided a spark that helped turn the Tigers season around. In three straight home wins over South Carolina, Ohio State and Arkansas, the eventual SEC Freshman of the Year averaged 23 points and 14 rebounds. In a 79-64 win over the Gamecocksm Davis scored 28 points with 14 rebounds. Three days later in a titanic 113-101, double-overtime win over the Buckeyes, Big Baby posted 15 points and 11 boards. Finally, on Jan. 19, Davis scored 26 points with and grabbed 18 rebounds in a controversial 66-63 overtime win over Arkansas.

 

Russell Leads LSU to Near Win Versus Iowa – Jan. 1, 2005

Trailing 24-12 to the Iowa Hawkeyes in the third quarter of the CapitalOne Bowl, coach Nick Saban called on redshirt freshman quarterback JaMarcus Russell to try and lead the Tigers on a second half rally. Russell did just that completing 12 of 15 passes for 128 yards and pair of fourth quarter touchdown passes to Skyler Green. LSU held a 25-24 lead briefly in the closing seconds before Iowa won the game on a last-second touchdown pass on the game's final play.

 

Temeka Johnson Sets SEC Assist Record – Feb. 6, 2005

Senior Temeka Johnson set the SEC career assist record in a 67-40 win at Mississippi State. Johnson's first assist, coming on a pass to Seimone Augustus who hit a layup with 11:00 left in the first half, gave the senior guard the record. Johnson finished the game with four assists for 820 in her career.

 

Smith Tosses Back-To-Back Complete Game Shutouts – Apr. 24 - May 1, 2005

Eventual first team all-SEC pitcher Greg Smith accomplished a feat few college pitchers ever have the chance to in the last week of April. Smith tossed back-to-back, complete game shutouts at Arkansas (Apr. 24) and at Vanderbilt (May1). Prior to his win over the Razorbacks, Smith we the distance in defeating Ole Miss 5-1 in Baton Rouge, but then went on the road to beat the Hawgs 6-0 then Vandy 3-0.

 

Randall Leads Tigers Past Gators in the Swamp – Oct. 9, 2004

In LSU's two-quarterback system, Nick Saban used whichever quarterback was the most effective at that time. When the Tigers journeyed to Florida, JaMarcus Russell got the call. But after two first quarter interceptions placed LSU behind the eight-ball on the wrong side of a 14-0 deficit, Saban called on Randall. The senior signal caller led LSU back from two 14-point deficits completing 18 of 27 passes for 198 yards and two touchdowns, including the game winner to Joseph Addai with just over a minute left for the 24-21 final tally.

 

Burkholder Logs Two Perfect 10s in Same Meet – March 11, 2005

LSU earned a season-high 197.850 to Oklahoma's 195.750 in a victory over the ninth-ranked Sooners behind a 39.825 all-around performance from junior All-American April Burkholder. Burkholder claimed her fifth all-around title of the season and second straight with perfect 10s on the vault and the beam highlighting the evening for LSU. The team total was the highest ever in program history, surpassing the previous mark of 197.675 set versus Centenary and Rhode Island on March 14, 2002.

 

Broussard Resets Rushing Record By Overpowering Ole Miss – Nov. 20, 2004

Alley Broussard carried the ball 26 times for 250 yards and three touchdowns while resetting the school's single game rushing record as the Tigers rallied to upend Ole Miss 27-24. Broussard's tally surpassed the previous mark set by Kevin Faulk, who rushed for 246 yards in a 1996 win over Houston.

 

Troutman Wins LSU Invitational – April 3, 2005

Beck Troutman led the LSU men's golf team to its first tournament championship of the season by winning the fifth annual LSU Spring Invitational at the University Club with a three-round total of 1-over par 865. Troutman entered Sunday's final round with a three-shot lead and did not relinquish his spot atop the leaderboard. The freshman was one of three Tigers to fire a 2-under 70 in the final round to capture medalist honors for the first time in his career. Troutman finished two strokes ahead of Julian Colmenares of Jacksonville State with a total of 5-under 211. He is the first Tiger to claim medalist honors since John Humphries won the same event in 2003 with an identical score.

 

Tigers Set Record in 4x400-Meter Relay – June 11, 2005

A national title and a new collegiate record by the Tigers' 4x400-meter relay team capped a stellar final day of competition for the LSU track and field team at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. The speedy foursome of Reginald Dardar, Kelly Willie, Bennie Brazell and Xavier Carter ran a world-leading time of 2:59.59 to claim the long relay title. Running the anchor leg for the first time this season, Carter clocked a blistering 44.0 split to hold off runner-up Arizona State (3:00.57) and secure the victory. The time put the Tigers in elite company, as LSU became just the third school in NCAA history, and the first since the 1988 season to break the three-minute barrier in the event.

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