Both teams did Louisiana proud, LSU coming from behind in the fourth quarter to post a 35-31 victory over 15th-ranked Arizona State in Tempe and the Saints kicking a field goal with just three seconds left in a 23-20 win over the Carolina Panthers.
Now both teams are featured on this week's cover of Sports Illustrated, which hits the news stands on Wednesday. The SI cover is titled, "After the Storm" with the subtitle reading, 'The New Orleans Saints and LSU Tigers Bring Home Emotional Victories in the Wake of Disaster'.
Kelli Anderson covered the LSU-Arizona State game and penned a sidebar
titled, "Home Is Where The Heart Is," which details how the Tigers overcame the
hurricane, traveling 1,400 miles for a "home game" as well as a fourth-quarter
deficit to beat the Sun Devils in the first game of the Les Miles era.