All-Time Series: LSU leads 63-33-3
Stadium: Scott Field (55,082)
1896, LSU 52,
2005, LSU 37,
Head Coach: Sylvester Croom, 7-19, 3 years and overall
2005 in Review: 3-8, 1-7 SEC
Final '05 Ranking: Not ranked
Off. / Def. Systems: Multiple Pro-Style / 4-3
Returning Starters: 19; 8 offense, 9 defense, kicker, punter
Last Conference Championship: 1941
Rushing: Anthony Dixon – 57 carries, 227 yards, 2TD
Passing: Omarr Conner – 48-29-1, 356 yards, 0 TD
Receiving: Lance Long – 12 catches, 84 yards, 0 TD
Tackles: Quinton Culberson – 36 TT (17S, 19A)
Date Opponent '05 Result
S-16 L, 32-29 Tulane W, 21-14
S-23 W, 16-10 at UAB ---
S-30 at LSU L, 37-7
N-25 at Ole Miss W, 35-14
Head to Head:
DelJuan Robinson vs. Brett Helms
Omarr Connor vs. Craig Steltz
Omarr Connor is one of the most dangerous players in the SEC – as well as one of the most versatile. Connor does it all for the Bulldogs. Not only is he the team's leading receiver with eight catches for 70 yards, Connor has thrown for 356 yards on 29-of-48 passing as well as accumulated 116 rushing yards and a pair of touchdowns. Craig Steltz has had a nose for the ball lately and is always one to lay a big lick.
Player to Watch:
LB, Senior, 6-0, 242
Provine HS -
Why is it important to stop him?
Quinton Culberson is one of the best defensive players in the SEC. A former safety, Culberson moved to linebacker and has flourished at the position. While the Bulldogs defensive numbers aren't terrific, they would be much worse if Culberson wasn't there.
Who has to stop him?
Culberson is going to be all over the place, trying to get to JaMarcus Russell in LSU's offensive backfield. Look for LSU's offensive line to double-up on Culberson, who is also a suffocating run blocker. Culberson is as good as they come; the problem is, there just isn't a whole lot around him.