The year 2003 marked the last time
prior to 2006 that LSU had scored 40-plus points in back-to-back games.
One needs to travel back to 1959 to
find the last time the Tigers won back-to-back games by the exact same score.
Under then coach Paul Dietzel, LSU won consecutive games on the road against
Finally, 1929 has the distinction
of being the last time the Tigers won their first two games of the season by the
identical score. LSU opened that campaign by blanking both
There's no question stout defense
was the reason the Tigers were able to burst out to a fast start against the
Wildcats. LSU held
"I think we had a good bead on
THANK YOU, SIR. MAY I HAVE ANOTHER?
A week after picking off two passes
against UL-Lafayette, LSU cornerback Jonathan Zenon replicated half of that
performance. He turned an interception into a 41-yard return for a score to give
the Tigers their first touchdown against
"We covered the ball well," Miles said. "Zenon comes off with another pick for a score two weeks in a row. Defense is playing awfully well and needs to continue to do so."
Not since Jack Hunt in 2003 has LSU had a defender return two interceptions for touchdowns in the same season. Hunt, however, didn't accomplish the feat in the first two games of the season. It took him nine opponents to do so.
Zenon's pick-six was only the highlight of a first quarter-showing that saw the Tigers hold the Wildcats to -7 yards of total offense. That included an 0-for-3 performance on third down attempts by the visiting team. By contrast, LSU amassed 101 yards of offense with just 15 plays in the first 15 minutes of play.
IS THAT BECKWITH, OR BOBBY BOUCHER?
Sophomore linebacker Darry Beckwith
recorded the first and second sacks of his LSU career in the first and third
"It appeared there were some
seriously big hits out there, didn't it?" Miles asked rhetorically. "I mean, if
you look at Darry Beckwith, he gets speed to the ball pretty fast. Anytime you
put great speed in with the size of a defender and contact – I suspect there are
some bumps and bruises on that
In fact, Beckwith's second sack
rattled Tuitama enough that on the very next play the
0:03 IN THE THIRD QUARTER
When Chris Jackson's foot hit the ball with three seconds left to go in the third quarter it marked the first time the Tigers punted against the Wildcats. Aside from a JaMarcus Russell interception that all but ended the first half of play, LSU's other four possessions up until that point ended as follows: Field goal, touchdown, touchdown, fumble.
Thus far this year,
LSU's defense has now gone 14 consecutive quarters without giving up a touchdown, a run that dates back to the third quarter of last year's SEC Championship game. Since then, the Tigers have given up a grand total of 12 points.
Nine consecutive Pac-10 opponents have fallen to LSU, dating back to 1980. The Tigers have converted on 34 straight opportunities in the red zone (26 TDs and eight field goals), and Colt David has been perfect on 47 consecutive PATs, tying him for the third longest streak in school history.