The Tigers ran their November
winning streak to 12 straight, a stretch that dates back to the 2003 season,
with a 28-24 come-from-behind win over then-No. 8
The Tigers are 6-0 at home this year, winning by an average of nearly 40 points per game in those six home contests. LSU has outscored its opposition 274 to 36 at home this year as the Tigers have scored at least 45 points in five of their six home games. LSU goes into the Alabama game leading the SEC in scoring offense (35.0 points per game) and scoring defense (10.0 points per game) as well as total offense (421.8 yards per game) and total defense (215.7 yards per game).
LSU currently ranks first in the nation in total defense and they are among the top 10 nationally in five other categories, including No. 2 in pass efficiency defense (87.93 rating), No. 3 in scoring defense, No. 6 in rush defense (71.44 yards per game), No. 7 in pass defense (144.22 yards per game) and No. 9 in sacks (3.22 per game).
LSU QB JaMarcus Russell is 21-4 as a starter. In three years with the Tigers, he's lead LSU to seven wins in the fourth quarter or overtime. He currently leads the SEC in total offense (250.1 yards per game) and pass efficiency (168.4). In 9 games, Russell has connected on 159 of 229 passes for 2,157 yards and 18 TDs.
His top targets are seniors Craig Davis (44-637-3) and Dwayne Bowe (43-709-8). LSU's top rusher is Jacob Hester with 291 yards and 6 TDs. Defensively, LB Darry Beckwith leads the Tigers with 55 tackles, while DE Tyson Jackson has 6.5 sacks to his credit.
Russell's Last Minute Heroics Leads
LSU QB JaMarcus Russell connected
with Early Doucet on a 4-yard TD pass with 9 seconds left to lift the
13th-ranked Tigers to a 28-24 come-from-behind win over No. 8 Tennessee. The win
was only the second ever for LSU in
The victory came despite a fourth
quarter that saw the Tigers lose a pair turnovers as well as a 21-17 lead.
Tennessee scored its 17th unanswered point just two minutes into the third quarter when Demetrice Morley returned an interception 31-yard for a TD, giving the Vols a 17-7 lead. LSU didn't fold, however, as the Tigers responded with a 10-play, 77-yard drive to pull to within 17-14 on a 5-yard pass from Russell to Dwayne Bowe. The Tigers then took the lead on their next possession as Keiland Williams raced 7-yards for a score, putting LSU up 21-17 with just under three minutes left in the quarter to setup the fourth quarter fireworks between the teams.
For the game, the Tigers racked up 478 yards compared to just 248 for the Vols as LSU had 41 minutes of possession time to UT's 19 minutes. Russell led the Tigers with 247 yards passing and 3 TDs. He also added 71 yards rushing on 7 carries. Doucet led all LSU receivers with 8 catches for 73 yards and the game-winning TD.
LSU Returns To Tiger Stadium To
The Tigers return to Tiger Stadium
on Saturday, hosting
Russell Does It Again… Leads Tigers To Fourth Quarter/Overtime Victory
For the seventh time during his
32-game career, LSU QB JaMarcus Russell led the Tigers to a fourth quarter or
overtime victory in the 28-24 win over
Russell Named SEC Offensive Player of the Week For Third Time
For the third time this year, LSU
QB JaMarcus Russell has been named the SEC Offensive Player of the Week. The
three offensive player of the week honors is the most of any player in the SEC
this year. Russell earned the honor after guiding the Tigers to the game-winning
TD with nine seconds left in LSU's 28-24 win over
In The Polls
The Tigers moved up five spots to No. 12 in this week's BCS Standings, which were released on Sunday. LSU is also No. 12 in the AP Poll and in the USA Today/Coaches Poll. LSU has now been ranked for 60 consecutive polls by USA Today and 59 straight polls by the AP.
LSU Brings SEC's Top Rated Offense
And Defense Into
Statistically speaking, LSU brings
the SEC's top offense and defense into the
No 100-Yard Rushers Allowed
LSU goes into the
LSU's Won 26 Straight Against Unranked Opponents
The Tigers bring a 26-game winning
streak against unranked teams into the
November Reign - Tigers Have Won 12 Straight Games In November
LSU brings a 12-game winning streak
in games played in November into the
This Day vs. Night Thing In Tiger Stadium
Myth has it that LSU plays better at night in Tiger Stadium than they do during the day. The facts show that since 1960, LSU is 200-59-3 (.769) at night under the lights compared to a 19-22-3 (.466) mark in Tiger Stadium during the day. Since 2000, LSU is 41-6 overall at home, which includes a 33-4 (.892) mark at night in Tiger Stadium and an 8-2 (.800) record during the day. Prior to 2000, LSU had only won 11 games at home during the day in 34 tries. From 1960 to 1999, LSU posted an 11-20-3 (.368) record at home during the day. The following is a breakdown of LSU's night record, day record and overall record in Tiger Stadium since 1960:
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
Tigers Have Been Tough To Beat In Tiger Stadium - LSU Has Won 11 Straight At Home
LSU goes into the game against
Home Sweet Home
LSU is 6-0 at home this year as the Tigers have outscored opponents 274 to 36 in those games. LSU is averaging 45.7 points in those 6 home games, while holding opponents to just 6.0 points per game over that span. In addition, LSU's offense is averaging 448.2 yards per game at home, while the Tiger defense is limiting the opposition to only 203.8 yards per game. LSU has yet to allow any first quarter points at home this season.
LSU is 1-2 on the road this year,
First Quarter Dominance
LSU has outscored its opponents 101
to 7 in the first quarter this year, which includes a 94-0 point difference in
home games. The only team to score in the first quarter against LSU this year
Run, JaMarcus, Run
LSU QB JaMarcus Russell rushed for
a career-best 71 yards on 7 carries against
Keiland Williams Impresses In First Extensive Action
LSU true freshman RB Keiland
Williams made the most of the first extensive action of his career against
Hester The Workhorse
LSU RB Jacob Hester continues to
prove to be invaluable for the Tigers as he saw action in 72 of 81 offensive
Holliday Makes The Most Of His Touches
Trindon Holliday, all 5-foot-5 and
159 pounds of him, makes things happen with the football. In the 8 games that
he's appeared in this season, Holliday has touched the ball 12 times and he's
accounted for 184 yards. Holliday is averaging 15.3 yards every time he touches
the football. Holliday has rushed for 156 yards on 10 carries, he's returned one
kickoff for 22 yards and a punt for 6 yards. Holliday rushed for 26 yards on 3
Zinger and Arnold Out For Season
LSU TE Keith Zinger (stomach
ailment) and OG Will Arnold (knee, ankle) are out for the season. Zinger, who
has played in just 3 games this year, will apply for a medical redshirt and will
return for a fifth year next season.
Tiger Defense Has Gone 16 Straight Games Without Allowing A Team To Reach 300 Total Yards
LSU's defense brings a staggering
streak of not allowing an opponent to reach the 300-yard mark in 16 straight
games heading into the
LSU' s Defensive Streak of Not
Allowing A TD Snapped At 10 Straight Quarters vs.
LSU's defense had its streak of
keeping opponents out of the endzone snapped at 10 quarters against
LSU's Defense Has Allowed Only 8 TDs All Season; Fewest Since 1970
LSU's defense goes into the
LSU Brings Nation's Top Rated
For the fifth straight week, LSU stands atop the national rankings in total defense, allowing only 215.67 yards per game. In 9 games this year, LSU's defense has allowed only 8 touchdowns (3 rushing and 5 passing).
Russell Cracks Top 5 For Wins At LSU
With a 21-4 overall mark as LSU's starting quarterback, junior JaMarcus Russell has moved into a tie with Jeff Wickersham for most victories by a signal caller in school history. Russell and Wickersham are tied for fifth-most victories in school history with 21. Tommy Hodson (1986-89) holds the school record by compiling a 31-14-1 mark during his career as a starter.
LSU WR Dwayne Bowe broke the school
record for career TDs with his 22nd scoring reception against
Russell-To-Bowe TD Combination Now Second Best Combo In School History
The pitch and catch combination of
JaMarcus Russell-to-Dwayne Bowe ran their TD streak to 19 with a score against
LSU Sack Streak At 15 Straight
LSU ran its streak of games with a
sack to 15 straight against
LSU Has Nation's Fifth-Best Home Mark Over Last 4 Years
LSU brings the nation's fifth-best
home mark over the last 4 years into the
Tigers Have Scored At Least 40 Points Five Times This Year
By racking up 49 points against
Hester Ranks Second in SEC In Touchdowns
LSU RB Jacob Hester ranks second in the SEC in total touchdowns with 8 to his credit. Hester has 6 rushing TDs and 2 receiving TDs for the Tigers. Arkansas RB Darren McFadden leads the SEC with 11 touchdowns.
SEC Has Honored LSU With Player of the Week Honors 7 Times This Year
LSU has picked up player of the week honors from the SEC seven times in 2006. Tiger QB JaMarcus Russell has been named the SEC Offensive Player of the Week a league leading three times, while LSU DT Glenn Dorsey has been picked as the league's defensive lineman of the week on two occasions.
Tigers Have Scored 315 Points In 9 Games; Second Highest Total in History Thru 9 Games
LSU's 315 points through the first 9 games ranks as the second-highest total over that span since the 2003 national champion team scored 321 points in the first 9 weeks. That 2003 team went on to score a school-record 475 points en route to a 13-1 overall mark.
LSU Defense Has Allowed Only 66 Points In 8 Games, Fewest Since 1970
By allowing only 66 points in the first 8 games of the season, the LSU defense has surrendered the fewest points by a Tiger team since the 1970 squad. In 1970, the Tigers allowed only 65 points over the first 8 games of the season.
LSU Defense Tabbed "Baddest In the Land" By the Sporting News
LSU's defense has been named the
"Baddest in the Land" by the Sporting News in the Oct. 16 issue. The Sporting
News said of the LSU defense, "it starts with the best defensive player in the
country, tackle Glenn Dorsey, the leader of a wicked-good front seven. The
emergence of shutdown corner Chevis Jackson completes the unit. Other teams on
the list include
LSU's Highsmith Named A Semifinalist For Butkus Award
LSU linebacker Ali Highsmith is one of 10 players from across the country who has been named as semifinalists for the Butkus Award. The Butkus Award is presented annually to the top linebacker in college football. In 9 games this year, Highsmith has recorded 39 tackles, 4.5 tackles for losses and 3 sacks for the nation's top-rated defense. He also has a forced two fumbles, has four pass breakups and a quarterback hurry to his credit this season.
LSU DE Tyson Jackson is one of 28
players named to the mid-season watch list for the Hendricks Award, the Ted
Hendricks Foundation announced. The award goes to the top defensive end in
college football. Jackson, a sophomore from
LSU's Dorsey Named Mid-Season All-America By SI.com
In addition to the midseason honor by CBS Sportsline.com, LSU DT Glenn Dorsey has also been cited as a midseason First-Team All-America by Sports Illustrated and SI.com.
LSU'S Landry Named Quarterfinalist For Lott Trophy
LSU S LaRon Landry is one of 17 players who have been named as quarterfinalists for the Lott Trophy, the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation announced. Named after Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott, The Lott Trophy is awarded to college football's Defensive IMPACT Player of the Year. Now in its third year, The Lott Trophy is the first and only college football award to equally recognize athletic performance and the personal character attributes of the player. In his fourth season as a starter for the Tigers, Landry currently is second on the LSU squad in tackles with 47. He also has 3 tackles for losses, 1 sack, 1 interception and a blocked punt for the nation's No. 1 rated defense.
Miles' 18 Wins After 22 Games Ties For Highest Total In LSU History
LSU coach Les Miles has won 18 of
his first 22 games, which ties with Bernie Moore for the most in school history.
Miles is currently 18-4 as LSU's head coach, while
LSU's Landry And Dorsey On CBS Sportsline.com Halfway to All-America Team
CBS Sportsline.com has named Tiger
DT Glenn Dorsey and FS LaRon Landry to their Halfway to
All-America Team. Dorsey and
Landry lead an LSU defensive unit that ranks first in the nation in total
defense and the Tigers are second nationally in scoring defense. Dorsey, a
LSU Starting Defense Has Allowed Only 57 Points This Year
While LSU may be allowing 10.0 points per game, the Tiger starting defense is responsible for allowing only 57 of the 90 points scored by the opponents this year. LSU's starting defense yielded field goals against Louisiana-Lafayette and Mississippi State, a touchdown against Auburn, three touchdowns against Florida, one of which came after an LSU turnover at its own 19-yard line, a pair of field goals against Fresno State, and a field goal and two touchdowns against Tennessee.
Quick Starting Tigers
LSU's been good at getting off to
quick starts this year as the Tigers have scored on their first possession in
seven of nine games this year. The only two games in which LSU didn't score on
their opening possession came on the road against
Taking Note On The Tigers Since 2000
Here is a look at some notable trends for LSU during the 86 games its played since 2000 … LSU is 55-5 when leading at halftime and 51-4 when leading after three quarters … The Tigers are 61-5 when scoring 20 or more points and 52-2 when scoring at least 25 points in a game … On the other hand, the Tigers are 5-15 when failing to reach the 20-point mark … LSU is 20-6 in games decided by 7 points or less and 9-3 in games decided by 3 points or less … LSU is 46-4 when holding opponents to fewer than 100 team rushing yards and the Tigers are 27-1 when having a player rush for 100 yards.
Russell No. 2 In School History In Passing TDs; He's No.5 In Passing Yards
LSU QB JaMarcus Russell has now climbed into the top 5 in LSU history in both TD passes and passing yards. Russell ranks No. 2 in school history in TD passes with 42 and he's fifth in passing yards with 5,653. For his career, Russell has connected on 420 of 684 passes for 5,653 yards, 42 TDs and just 20 interceptions. Russell's 420 completions ranks No. 5 in LSU history, while his 684 attempts is also No. 5.
Tigers Have 3 Receivers With Over 1,000 Career Yards
LSU's trio of receivers - Buster Davis, Dwayne Bowe and Early Doucet - all have over 1,000 yards receiving in
their career. Doucet went over the 1,000-yard mark against
Miles Is 10-3 In SEC Games
LSU coach Les Miles is now 10-3 in SEC games, which is the best start for a Tiger coach since 1987-88 when Mike Archer won 11 of his first 13 games as the Tiger head coach.
First Half 3-And-Outs For The Opposition
One of the keys to LSU's defensive success has been keeping the Tigers fresh early in the game. First half drives of over three plays are anything but common for the Tiger opposition this year. Through 9 games, LSU has allowed only 33 first half points and of the 56 first half possessions for Tiger opponents, 29 ended after 3 plays or less. The longest first half drive allowed by the Tigers this year is 80 yards (vs. Tennessee - resulted in TD) and the longest the LSU defense has been on the field in the first half is 8:31 (vs. Auburn). In SEC games against Auburn and Mississippi State, LSU held both of those teams to a combined 25 first quarter yards (minus 1-yard for Auburn and 25 yards for Miss. State).
Craig Davis Reception Streak At 32 Straight
Senior WR Craig Davis has caught at
least one pass in 32 straight games. The streak dates back to LSU's
season-opener in 2003 against
Colt David PAT Streak At 71 Straight
LSU PK Colt David ran his streak of
successful PATs to 71 straight by connecting on all 4 of his attempts against
Tyson Jackson Ranks No. 5 in SEC In Sacks
LSU DE Tyson Jackson ranks No. 3 in
the SEC in sacks with an average of .67 per game. In 9 games,
LSU's Allowed Only 8 TDs In Last 44 Quarters
The LSU defense goes into the
Tigers Have Outscored Opponents 355-93 Over Last 40 Quarters
Dating back to the
Tiger Defense Has Scored In Two Games This Year
LSU's defense has supplied points
for the Tigers in two games this year as CB Jonathan Zenon has returned a pair
of interceptions for touchdowns for the Tigers. Zenon opened the year by
returning an interception 20 yards for a first quarter score against
Louisiana-Lafayette. A week later he followed with an interception return of
41-yards for a touchdown against
Tigers First In SEC In Sacks By; Third in Sacks Against
LSU goes into the
Charles Scott Gives Tigers First 100-Yard Back In 2006
LSU true freshman Charles Scott
rushed for a career-best 101 yards and 2 touchdowns against Tulane becoming the
first Tiger to reach the 100-yard mark this year. In reaching the 100-yard mark
in his third career game, Scott becomes the quickest LSU true freshman to rush
for 100 yards in a game since 1995 when Kevin Faulk went for 171 yards against
LSU Has Best Record In SEC Over Last 5-Plus Seasons
LSU's record of 58-16 over the last
5-plus seasons gives the Tigers the best overall mark among all SEC teams over
that span. The 58 wins ties with
Keeping Them Under 20 Points
LSU goes into the Alabama game
having held 17 of its last 20 opponents, 10 of which are SEC foes, to 20 points
or less, a streak that dates back to early last year. Prior to the
LSU O-Line Goes From Grey to Green
A year ago, LSU had one of the most experienced offensive lines in school history, as the starting five up front combined for 146 career starts (Andrew Whitworth - 52, Nate Livings - 34, Rudy Niswanger - 31, Brian Johnson - 16, and Will Arnold - 14). This year, the Tigers went into the season with an offensive line that had combined for 32 career starts. Johnson and Arnold combined for 30 of the 32 starts, while center Brett Helms made up the other two. Peter Dyakowski and Ciron Black both made their first career starts against Louisiana-Lafayette.
Landry Runs Starting Streak to 44 Straight
LSU All-America free safety
LaRon Landry ran his streak of consecutive starts to 44 straight against