JaMarcus Russell and Dwayne Bowe have been playing school yard games across the South for the past three years, and their efforts could land them atop the University's record books.
On Saturday in Tiger Stadium, No. 9 LSU will take on conference rival Ole Miss where Russell and Bowe will be looking to tie Tommy Hudson and Wendell Davis's scoring record. The combination currently has 20 touchdowns together, and need to find the endzone just once to tie Hudson and Davis's record.
"When plays are called, I think we execute them to a better ability, which makes us look better," Russell said. "Him being the guy that he is, I just give him that look."
Russell and Bowe hooked up for eight touchdowns in 2005 after combining for four scores the year before in 2004. This year, the duo has combined for eight touchdowns with two games remaining.
"Dwayne is a playmaker," Russell said. "There are certain plays we are looking to go toward him. Lets strap it up and get ready to go."
Russell also has another combination player that will have the opportunity to break the combo record in Early Doucet. The St. Martinville junior has grabbed 10 touchdowns from Russell and will have a chance to break the record if Russell returns for his senior season.
"Just the chemistry we have," Bowe said. "You have to work at it to be perfect. We stress working to be perfect."
Every time Russell throws a pass, he inches himself higher in the LSU record books. The junior form Mobile, Ala. has now climbed into the top five in LSU history in both touchdown passes and passing yards. Russell ranks second in school history in touchdown passes with 45 and is fifth in passing yards with 5,860.
For his career, Russell has connected on 438-of-705 passes for 5,860 yards and just 20 interceptions. Russell's 438 completions rank's forth in LSU history while his 705 attempt is also fifth.
As Russell continues to tear down records, his stock will continue to rise amongst NFL scouts. At the end of the season, Russell will likely have the option of forgoing his senior season and entering the NFL draft.
"I have a bunch of guys in the locker room that have things they want to accomplish," Russell said. "That's what I'm thinking about."
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