NOTEBOOK: LSU-Fresno Game Notes

The following are a collection of LSU news and notes from Saturday's 38-6 win over Fresno State.

LSU vs. Fresno State

Oct. 21, 2006

Tiger Stadium (Baton Rouge, La.)

Post-Game Notes


Team Notes


1. Tonight's game was delayed four minutes due to weather. The original kickoff time of 8:12 p.m. CDT was moved back to 8:16 p.m. CDT.


2. LSU's game captains were 3 Craig Davis, 41 Chris Jackson, 80 Dwayne Bowe and 93 Tyson Jackson.


3. LSU won the toss and deferred to the second half. Fresno State received the opening kickoff.


a. LSU has won the toss in all eight games this season.


4. Tigers extending their consecutive starts streak today were: FS LaRon Landry (43), CB Chevis Jackson (21), DE Chase Pittman (14).


5. With Trindon Holliday's 38-yard run on the first possession for the Tigers, LSU has now scored on its first possession in seven of the eight games this season. The loss at Auburn was the only game this season the Tigers did not score on their first possession.


6. With Craig Davis' punt return in the first quarter, LSU has now returned a punt for a TD in six straight seasons. The last year the Tigers failed to return a punt for a score was 2001.


7. LSU has recorded at least one sack in 14 straight games after a first quarter sack by Ali Highsmith in tonight's game. The last time LSU's defense did not record a sack was against North Texas last season.


8. LSU has outscored its opponents 101-7 in the first quarter this season. Florida is the only team to dent the scoreboard in the first quarter against LSU.


9. LSU has outscored its opponents 94-0 in the first quarter of home games this season.


10. LSU has outscored its opponents 160-9 in the first half at home this season, including the 17-3 score tonight.


11. LSU failed to record at least one interception tonight, snapping a streak of eight straight games of at least one pick. The last time the Tigers failed to intercept a pass was against Georgia in the 2005 SEC Championship game.


12. The Tigers have outscored their opponents in home games this season by a margin of 274-36.


13. LSU upped its non-conference home winning streak to 18 straight games, and the Tigers have won 16 of their last 17 non-conference games overall.


14. Defensively, the Tigers have allowed only two touchdowns in 24 quarters in Tiger Stadium this season.



Individual Notes


15. Trindon Holliday scored the first touchdown of his career on a 38-yard run with 10:52 left in the first quarter.


16. With four PATs tonight, PK Colt David has extended his consecutive successful PAT streak to 66 straight. The streak puts him into third place in school history.  


a. David kicked a 44-yard FG with 2:21 left in the second quarter. The FG is his eighth of his career and fourth of the season. He improved to 3-5 in kicks from 40 or more yards with the successful 44-yarder tonight.


17. WR/PR Craig Davis returned a Fresno State punt 77 yards for a touchdown with 8:17 left in the first quarter. The return for a score was LSU's first since Skyler Green returned an Auburn punt 66 yard on Oct. 22, 2005. Davis' return is the longest punt return by an LSU player since Green returned a kick 80 yards against Florida on Oct. 11, 2003.


a. Davis pulled in a 30-yard pass for a touchdown from JaMarcus Russell with 9:28 left in the fourth quarter. The score was Davis' fifth of his career and second of the season.


18. WR Dwayne Bowe pulled in a 16-yard reception in the first quarter to extend his consecutive games with a reception streak to 20 straight games.


a. Bowe's 58-yard touchdown reception with 13:13 left in the fourth quarter tied the senior for LSU's career receiving touchdown record with 21. He tied Michael Clayton. The TD reception was Bowe's seventh of the season.


b. Bowe became the sixth player in LSU history to collect at least 2,000 career receiving yards with his 58-yard catch in the fourth quarter. He finished the game with 106 yards, which is 2,033 in his career. He sits sixth on LSU's career receiving yards list.


c. Bowe recorded the fourth 100-yard receiving game of his career and the second of the season with 106 yards on four catches.


19. With a tackle in the first quarter, FS LaRon Landry extended his tackles in consecutive games streak. The senior has now made a tackle in 47 straight games.


20. WR Craig Davis pulled in a 8-yard reception in the third quarter to extend his consecutive games with a reception streak to 31 (every game in which he has played).


21. RB Alley Broussard scored the 18th rushing touchdown of his career and the fourth of the season on a 21-yard run with 5:40 left in the third quarter.


22. QB JaMarcus Russell tossed the 38th and 39th  touchdown passes of his career and 14th and 15th of the season with a 58-yard hook-up with Dwayne Bowe and a 30-yard strike to Craig Davis in the fourth quarter.


23. S Craig Steltz, making the fourth start of his career, recorded a career-high 11 tackles in tonight's game.


24. LB Darry Beckwith tallied a career-high 11 tackles, eclipsing his previous best of nine.


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