Saturday's contest is the first of
what will be 10 games between the schools over the next decade. LSU and Tulane
play in the Superdome next year as the series will alternate between
LSU goes into Saturday's game with
a 2-1 overall record following last week's 7-3 loss to third-ranked
LSU has won five straight Homecoming contests dating back to the 2001 season. This is the first time that Tulane will serve as LSU's Homecoming opponent. LSU brings one of the nation's toughest defenses into the Tulane game as the Tigers lead the country in total defense (170.0 yards per game) and pass efficiency defense (63.53 rating) and they are ranked No. 2 in pass defense (96.7 yards per game) and No. 3 in scoring (4.3 points per game).
Offensively, the Tigers are averaging 31 points and 413.7 yards per game. QB JaMarcus Russell has completed 46 of 72 passes for 718 yards and five touchdowns. RB Alley Broussard is the Tigers' leading rusher with 92 yards and 2 TDs on 26 carries. LSU has three players with at least 11 receptions led by Buster Davis with 13 catches for 207 yards. RB Jacob Hester has 12 catches for 81 yards and a score, while WR Dwayne Bowe has 11 receptions for 209 yards and 2 TDs.
LB Darry Beckwith leads the Tiger defense with 23 tackles, including 2.5 for losses and 1.5 sacks. DT Glenn Dorsey is second on the team with 17 tackles and he's tops on the squad with 6 tackles for losses and 2 sacks. CB Jonathan Zenon leads the Tigers with 3 interceptions, while S Craig Steltz has 2 picks to his credit this year.
LSU Loses Defensive
The David field goal capped a
13-play, 55-yard drive for the Tigers. QB JaMarcus Russell highlighted the Tiger
offense by completing 20 of 35 passes for 269 yards. LSU, which had 311 yards of
total offense in the contest, managed just 42 yards on the ground with RB Alley
Broussard and Justin Vincent each totaling 16 yards rushing. The Tiger defense,
led by LB Darry Beckwith and DT Glenn Dorsey, held
Date/Time: Saturday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. CDT
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The Series: LSU leads 65-22-7
LSU and Tulane renew one of the South's oldest rivalries on Saturday in Tiger Stadium in the first of 10 games between the teams over the next decade … The team's have met 94 times with the Tigers holding a 65-22-7 advantage in the series that dates back to 1983 … The teams played every year from 1919 to 1994 when the series was dropped … LSU and Tulane has played twice since 1994 with the Tigers winning both contests (35-17 in 1996 and 48-17 in 2001) … LSU has won 14 straight against the Green Wave, a streak that dates back to a 20-7 victory in 1983. … LSU is 35-10-1 all-time against Tulane in Baton Rouge … Tulane's last win over LSU came in 1982 by a 31-28 count in Tiger Stadium … This will be LSU coach Les Miles' first game against Tulane.
Tigers Welcome Tulane To Tiger Stadium For Homecoming
LSU celebrates Homecoming on campus
this week as the 10th-ranked Tigers welcome Tulane to Tiger Stadium for a 7 p.m.
contest on Saturday. The game will be televised on LSU's pay-per-view network,
Tigervision. LSU brings a 2-1 overall mark into the Tulane game following last
week's 7-3 loss at
LSU Brings Nation's Top Rated Defense Into Tulane Game
LSU brings the nation's No. 1 rated defense in terms of total yards allowed into the Tulane game as the Tigers are allowing 170.0 yards per contest, which ranks first nationally. The Tigers, who have yet to allow an opponent to reach 200 yards of offense this year, also rank No. 1 in the nation in pass efficiency defense (63.53 rating) and they are No. 2 in pass defense (96.67 yards per game) and No. 3 in scoring (4.33 points per game). Through 12 quarters of action this year, LSU's defense has yielded just one touchdown.
LSU Has Held 4 Straight Opponents To Under 200 Yards Of Offense - A First In School History
LSU kept its streak of keeping
opponents from reaching the 200-yard mark in total offense alive against
Dorsey Already An All-American? Yes, According To Dennis Dodd
LSU DT Glenn Dorsey is off to one
of the best starts for a Tiger defender in recent history as he already has 6
tackles for losses and a pair of sacks through the first 3 games of the season.
Dorsey played so well against
LSU In Homecoming Games
The Tigers bring a 53-25-3 mark in Homecoming games into the Tulane contest. LSU has won five straight Homecoming games, including a 24-0 victory over Appalachian State last year. LSU's last loss in a Homecoming contest came in 2000 when UAB stunned the Tigers, 13-10. This year will mark the first that Tulane will serve as LSU's Homecoming opponent.
LSU's Celebrates 75th Anniversary Under The Lights In Tiger Stadium
The 2006 season will also mark the
75th anniversary of LSU's first night game in Tiger Stadium. LSU's first night
game in Tiger Stadium was played in 1931 when the Tigers posted a 35-0 win over
Spring Hill on Oct. 3. Since that first night game in Tiger Stadium, played
under the lights in
The First Of 10 With The Green Wave
Saturday's game will mark the first contest in a 10-game series with Tulane over the next decade. The teams, who have played 94 times since 1893, will alternate hosting games over the next 10 years. Next year's game will be played in the Louisiana Superdome. The series between LSU and Tulane is scheduled to run through 2015.
In The Polls
The Tigers fell four spots in both
national polls this week following the 7-3 loss to
Tigers Have Been Tough To Beat In Tiger Stadium
LSU goes into the game
against Tulane contest having won 7 straight and 17 of its last 18 games in
Tiger Stadium. LSU's last loss at home came against