With big games on Saturday, both
players now lead the Southeastern Conference and rank among the national leaders
in their respective statistical categories following the
Addai, a senior from
Green's 66-yard punt return for a touchdown in the first quarter broke the LSU record for career punt returns for touchdowns. In six games in 2005, Green has returned 16 punts for 268 yards and one touchdown. He currently ranks first in the league and sixth in the nation with a 16.8 punt return average.
LSU's rushing defense took a hit on
Saturday, allowing a season-high 230 yards on the ground against
LSU's pass defense continues its
rise up the national charts, coming in at No. 9 in the nation, and second in the
SEC, in pass efficiency defense. Through six games, the Tigers are allowing
opponents to complete just 47 percent of their passes. Prior to the Auburn game,
LSU hadn't allowed a passing touchdown since the first quarter of the
The Tigers are third in the SEC in scoring offense, averaging 29 points per game, while LSU ranks 19th in the nation in scoring defense, yielding just 18 points per contest.
LSU's special teams continue
to be among the best in the conference as the Tigers are first in the SEC and
fifth in the nation in punt returns (18.1 yards per return). In addition, the
Tigers are first in the league and No. 7 in the nation in net punting (39.3
yards per punt) and they are first in the league in kickoff coverage with a net
average of 46.2 yards per kick.