Facts & Factors
Quote of the Game:
"We didn't think it would work that good. I was just looking to block somebody, but I couldn't find anyone to block. It was definitely a surprise to us that it worked that good. I don't know if it will work that good again."
- LSU tailback Jacob Hester
For the first time since the fourth quarter of the Ole Miss game a year ago, a span of six games, LSU found itself on the wrong side of the scoreboard.
But the Gamecocks early score seemed to only aggravate the Tigers, who wasted little time in answering. Just four plays and 69 yards later, LSU tied the score when Trindon Holliday scampered 33 yards for a touchdown.
It was over when:
Colt David danced into the end zone
untouched for a 15-yard touchdown run coming from a fake field goal. Facing
fourth and four from the
Stat of the Game:
17 – Yards rushing
allowed by the LSU defense. Coming into the game, both
By the Numbers:
1 – Rushing first
down gained by the Gamecocks.
0.6 – Yards gained
per rush by
70 – Passing yard accumulated by LSU. The Tigers did a number on the ground rushing for 290 yards. However, the passing game was anything but sharp as Matt Flynn and Ryan Perrilloux combined to complete 8 of 20 passes for 70 yards with a touchdown and a pick.
4 – Dropped passes by Jared Mitchell. It is clear Mitchell isn't quite ready to step in as the Tigers' No. 2 receiver. Playing in place of an injured Early Doucet, Mitchell did the passing game no favors with four drops. He caught only one pass for six yards.
1. LOPSIDED SCOREBOARD
2. STREAKY TIGERS - LSU extended several streaks with the victory ... The Tigers extended their overall winning streak to 11 games ... LSU stretched its home winning streak to 16 games and five straight against teams ranked in the Top 25 ... The 16 consecutive home wins are just one shy of the school record of 17 set between 1935-37 ... The overall winning streak of 11 games ties for the third longest win streak in school history.
3. RUSHING ADVANTAGE - The Tigers accumulated 290 rushing yards, which is the most by the team since posting 360 yards against Ole Miss on Nov. 20, 2004. In the four games this season, LSU opponents have only managed 107 yards on 118 carries.