LSU has already clinched a spot in the SEC Championship Game due to having the tiebreaker over
LSU, now 9-1 overall following last week's 58-10 win over Louisiana Tech, is the consensus No. 1 ranked team this week. It's the second time this year that the Tigers have been ranked as the consensus No. 1 team in college football. LSU is also No. 1 in the BCS Standings during the regular season for the first time in school history.
The Tigers go into the Ole Miss game having won 17 straight games played during the month of November, which includes all 10 November games that they have played under Les Miles. LSU hasn't lost a game played in the month of November since a 21-20 decision to
The Tigers continue to have one of the nation's best overall defenses as LSU ranks among the top 10 in the nation in five categories. LSU is No. 1 in the nation in both total defense (236.8 yards per game) and pass efficiency defense (92.62 rating), No. 3 in rushing defense (66.0 yards per game), No. 6 in pass defense (170.8 yards per game) and No. 10 in scoring defense (16.7 points per game). Offensively, the Tigers are first in the SEC in total offense (455.3 yards per game) and No. 2 in the league in scoring with 39.3 points per game.
Tigers Ride Arm Of Flynn, Feet Of Hester To 58-10 Win over
The Tigers racked up 595 yards, including 343 on the ground in extended their school-record Tiger Stadium winning streak to 19 straight games. The Tigers limited the Bulldogs to 256 total yards, which included just 67 rushing yards. LSU also forced five Tech turnovers which resulted in 20 LSU points. LSU never trailed in the contest, taking a 10-0 lead in the first quarter on a 1-yard run by Flynn followed by a 31-yard Colt David field goal.
Tech pulled to within 10-7 early in the second quarter before the Tigers responded with 17 unanswered points, which had Flynn throwing TD passes of 71 yards to Terrance Toliver and 37-yards to Brandon LaFell, extending the margin to 27-7 at halftime. LSU stretched its lead to 37-7 on Hester's 87-yard TD run early in the third quarter. Richard Dickson added a 14-yard TD reception in the third quarter followed by a 15-yard run by Trindon Holliday and a 2-yard TD reception by Mit Cole in the fourth quarter to close out the scoring for the Tigers. Four different Tigers caught TD passes with another three scoring on the ground for LSU.
Date/Time: Saturday, Nov. 17 at 2:30 p.m. CST
Television: CBS (live) - cable ch. 7 in
Radio: LSU Sports Radio Network - 98.1 FM in
The Series: LSU leads 54-37-4
Series Notes: LSU and Ole Miss meet for the 96th time with the Tigers holding 54-37-4 in the series that dates back to a 26-6 Ole Miss win on Dec. 3, 1894 … LSU is currently riding a 5-game winning streak over the Rebels, which includes a 23-20 overtime victory last year in Tiger Stadium … LSU has also won three straight and four of the last five games played in Oxford, including a 40-7 victory in its last trip there in 2005 … From 2002-04, the games were decided by a total of seven points … LSU is 8-5-1 all-time against Ole Miss in games played in Oxford … Ole Miss last beat LSU in 2001 by a 35-24 count in Baton Rouge … The last time LSU dropped a game in Oxford came in 1998 by a 37-31 count in overtime … In its last three tips to Oxford, LSU came in ranked No. 3 (in 2003), No. 4 (in 2005) and No. 1 (this year) … Since bringing the LSU-Ole Miss game back to Oxford in 1994, LSU is 4-2 against the Rebels … The teams played in Jackson, Miss., in odd numbered years from 1965-87 … The teams played the 1989 game in Oxford before returning to Jackson in 1991 and 1992 … LSU coach Les Miles is 2-1 vs. Ole Miss, which includes a 2-0 record as head coach of the Tigers.
Record: 9-1 (5-1 SEC)
Ranking: No. 1 Associated Press; No. 1
Last Game: Nov. 10 in
Coach: Les Miles
Career Record: 59-26/seventh year
LSU Record: 31-5/third year; vs. UM 2-1 (2-0 at LSU)
Record: 3-7 (0-6 SEC)
Ranking: NR Associated Press; NR
Last Game: Nov. 3 at
Coach: Ed Orgeron
Career Record: 10-23/third year
UM Record: 10-23/third year; vs. LSU 0-2
Tigers Go After Outright SEC Western Division Title Against Ole Miss
Having already clinched a spot in the SEC Championship Game due to owning all possible tiebreakers against
LSU No. 1 In BCS Poll For First Time During Regular Season
For the first time in school history, LSU is ranked No. 1 in the Bowl Championship Series Standings during the regular season as the Tigers climbed to the top spot on Sunday following their 58-10 win over Louisiana Tech last week. LSU finished the 2003 season as the BCS National Champions following its 21-14 win over
In this week's BCS Standings, the Tigers climbed past
With its move to No. 1 in the BCS Standings, the Tigers have jumped one spot in the poll in each of the last three weeks. LSU was No. 3 in the BCS on Oct. 28 following its open date, No. 2 last week after the victory over
In the Polls - Tigers Up To No. 1 For Second Time This Year
For the third straight week, LSU moved up a spot in the polls, this time coming in at No. 1 in the nation following its win over Louisiana Tech. The win over Tech, coupled with Ohio State's loss to Illinois, put the Tigers back at No. 1 in all three major polls - AP, USA Today Coaches and Harris Interactive - for the second time this year. Earlier this year, LSU spent two weeks as the nation's No. 1 ranked team in the AP Poll. The Tigers were the consensus No. 1 ranked team for one week following their win over
LSU Injury Report
LSU starting MLB Darry Beckwith, who missed the Louisiana Tech game, is listed as doubtful for this week's game against Ole Miss … Beckwith suffered a leg injury against Alabama … Other injuries for the Tigers include: DT Charles Alexander (knee - out for year), OL Mark Snyder (knee - out for year), OL Matt Allen (knee - out for year).
Tigers Eye 10-Win Season For Unprecedented Third Straight Year
LSU brings a 9-1 overall mark into the Ole Miss contest leaving the Tigers just one victory shy of reaching the 10-victory mark for third straight year. A win over Ole Miss on Saturday will give the Tigers at least 10 wins for a third straight season, which would be a first in school history. LSU coach Les Miles led the Tigers to 11 wins in each of his first two years with the Tigers.
Tigers Look For 6th SEC Win For Fifth Straight Season
A win over Ole Miss on Saturday would also give the Tigers at least six SEC wins for the fifth consecutive season, also a first in school history. LSU's currently enjoying its most successful SEC run ever, winning 31 league games since the start of the 2003 season. Counting regular season games only, LSU won 7 SEC games in 2003, followed by 6 in 2004, 7 in 2005, 6 in 2006 and currently five this year.
Finally A Breather, But They're Still The Cardiac Tigers
For the first time in over a month, LSU gave its fans a chance to relax in the fourth quarter as the Tigers rolled to a 58-10 win over Louisiana Tech. The win over Louisiana Tech marked the first time since the Tulane game on Sept. 29 that an LSU contest was decided late in the fourth quarter. LSU does return to SEC action this week where its last four games against conference opponents have all gone down to the wire. In its last SEC outing against
LSU Now 13-2 In Games Played As No. 1 Ranked Team
With its loss to
LSU's Dorsey One Of Four Finalists For Both The Lombardi And Nagurski Awards
LSU All-American DT Glenn Dorsey is one of four finalists for both the Rotary Lombardi Award and one of five finalists for the Bronco Nagurski Award. The Lombardi Award is given annually to the top interior lineman in college football. Other finalists for the Lombardi Award include:
Steltz Named One Of 12 Semifinalists For Thorpe Award
LSU senior DB Craig Stletz is one of 12 semifinalists for the Thorpe Award, the screening committee for the award announced. The Thorpe Award, now in its 21st year, is given annually to the top defensive back in college football. Thorpe Award winners are selected for performance on the field, athletic ability and character. Steltz, a senior from
Another Fourth Quarter Comeback Under Les Miles
LSU's rally to beat
Year Opponent Situation Results QB
(LSU trailed 17-7 entering 4Q; LSU scored 28 4Q points)
(LSU trailed 17-14 in 4Q)
(LSU trailed 17-14 with less than 5 minutes to play)
(LSU trailed 24-21 with less than 8 minutes left in 4Q)
2006 Ole Miss scored TD with 14 seconds left to force OT W, 23-20 ot Russell
(LSU trailed 20-7 with less than 9 minutes left in 4Q)
(LSU trailed 24-14 to start 4Q)
(LSU trailed 24-23 with 3:12 left in the 4Q)
(LSU trailed 34-27 with 4:53 left in 4Q)
LSU's Miles One Of 16 Up For Bear Bryant Award
LSU's Les Miles is one of 16 head football coaches from across the country that have been named to the watch list for the 2007 Paul "Bear" Bryant College Football Coach of the Year Award, the awards committee of the American Heart Association announced. Miles, in his third season with the Tigers, has guided LSU to a No. 1 national ranking and to a 9-1 overall mark this year.
The Tigers have also clinched a berth in the league's title game for the second time in three years. Of LSU's nine wins, five have come against teams ranked in the top 25, including top 10 victories over No. 7 Florida and No. 9 Virginia Tech. LSU's five wins over ranked opponents is the most of any team in the country this year. The Bear Bryant Watch list will be narrowed down to five candidates on Dec. 12 at a press conference in
The winner of the Bear Bryant College Football Coach of the Year Award is voted on by members of the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association and is the only college coaching award given after all of the bowl games have finished. Other coaches on the watch list for the award include: Michael Bellotti (Oregon), Rich Brooks (Kentucky), Lloyd Carr (Michigan), Randy Edsall (Connecticut), Dennis Erickson (Arizona State), Jeff Jagodzinski (Boston College), June Jones (Hawaii), Mark Mangino (Kansas), Chris Petersen (Boise State), Gary Pinkel (Missouri), Mark Richt (Georgia), Rich Rodriguez (West Virginia), Nick Saban (Alabama), Bob Stoops (Oklahoma), and Jim Tressel (Ohio State).
Flynn Adds Named To Short List of LSU QBs With 3 TD Passes In 3 Straight Games
By throwing for 3 touchdowns in LSU's win over Louisiana Tech, Matt Flynn became just the second quarterback in school history to toss at least 3 TD passes in three straight games. In consecutive games, Flynn has tossed 3 TD passes against
Flynn Joins Elite Group Of LSU QBs With Second 300-Yard Passing Game
When Matt Flynn threw for a career-best 353 yards against
With three field goals against Louisiana Tech, LSU PK Colt David tied the school record for field goals in a season, running his 2007 total to 19. The 19 field goals ties the mark set by David Browndyke in 1988. This year, David has converted 19 of 25 field goals. The 19 field goals ranks second in the SEC.
LSU Still Has One Of Nation's Best All Around Defenses
LSU brings one of the nation's best overall defenses into the Ole Miss game as the Tigers are ranked among the top 10 in the country in five categories. The Tigers also lead the SEC in four statistical categories. LSU is first in the nation in total defense, allowing 236.8 yards per game and they are No. 3 in rushing defense, yielding just 66.0 yards per contest. The following is a look at how LSU ranks both nationally and in the SEC in several key defensive categories:
Category Average SEC Rank National Rank
Total Defense 236.8 No. 1 No. 1
Pass Efficiency Defense 92.62 rating No. 1 No. 1
Rushing Defense 66.0 No. 1 No. 3
Pass Defense 170.8 No. 2 No. 6
Scoring Defense 16.7 No. 1 No. 10
LSU Offense Not Too Shabby Either; Tigers Lead League In Total Offense
LSU's offense has been just as productive as the defense as the Tigers are averaging 39.3 poiints per game and a league best 455.3 total yards per contest. In addition, the Tigers are second in the SEC and 13th in the nation in rushing yards per game with a 220.0 average. LSU has scored at least 40 points five times this year and they've gone over the 30-point mark in seven of its nine games. LSU is coming off a 58-point, 595-yard effort against Louisiana Tech.
November Reign - Tigers Have Won 17 Straight Games In November
LSU brings a 17-game winning streak in games played in November into the Ole Miss contest. LSU hasn't lost in the month of November since a 21-20 last-second defeat to
Bowl Eligible Again; Tigers Have Won At Least 8 Games In A Season For 8 Straight Years
With the win over
LSU's Won 7 Straight Against SEC Western Division Foes
LSU's win over
LSU's Won 31 Straight Against Unranked Opponents
The Tigers bring a 32-game winning streak against unranked teams into the Ole Miss contest. LSU hasn't lost a game to an unranked team since the 2003 when the No. 6 Tigers fell to unranked
LSU Is 10-3 In Road Games Under Miles
LSU's win over
Flynn Now 9-1 As LSU's Starting Quarterback
Matt Flynn ran his record to 9-1 as LSU's starting quarterback with the Tigers' 58-10 victory over Louisiana Tech last week. Flynn is 8-1 this year as LSU's starter after going 1-0 in 2005. Flynn's first start for the Tigers came in the 2005 Peach Bowl as he directed LSU to a 40-3 victory over
LSU Stretches Tiger Stadium Winning Streak To School-Record 19 Straight
LSU ran its Tiger Stadium winning streak to a school-record 19 straight with its victory over Louisiana Tech on Nov. 10. The current 19-game Tiger Stadium winning streak eclipsed the previous mark of 17 consecutive wins, which was set from 1935-37. The 19-game home winning streak also ranks as the nation's longest current streak. In addition to its 19-game winning streak at home, LSU has also won 29 of its last 30 games in Tiger Stadium. LSU's last loss at home came against
LSU's Won 26 Straight Saturday Night Home Games
In addition to LSU's 19-game overall home winning streak, the Tigers have also won 26 straight Saturday night home games in Tiger Stadium. LSU hasn't lost a Saturday night game in Tiger Stadium since the 2002 season when
Miles Does It Again - Beats
With LSU's win over
LSU Has Nation's Third-Best Winning Percentage Away From Tiger Stadium Since 2003
LSU goes into the Ole Miss game having won 22 of its last 29 games away from Tiger Stadium since the 2003. LSU's .759 away-from-home winning percentage since 2003 ranks as the nation's third-best mark, trailing only Southern Cal (.848) and
Rank Team Record Pct.
3. LSU 22-7 .759
5. Auburn 19-7 .731
Dorsey Being Heaped A Great Deal Of Praise
LSU DT Glenn Dorsey has been dealt a great deal of praise in recent weeks. In addition to being named a Mid-Season All-America by CBSsports.com, Collegefootballnews.com and Sports Illustrated, Dorsey was recently named the third-toughest player in college football to prepare for by ESPN. Dorsey, who ranks behind Florida QB Tim Tebow and Indiana WR James Hardy on the list,was also listed by ESPN.com as the top performer in college football at the midway point of the season last week. ESPN's Mel Kiper also has Dorsey listed as the No. 1 player on his NFL Draft Big Board.
LSU Has Five Wins Over Top 25 Teams This Year
For the first time in over a month, LSU won't see a top 25 SEC team on the other sideline when they travel to face Ole Miss on Saturday in
LSU Now 6-3 In Overtime Games
With LSU's triple-overtime defeat to
Offense Scored On Seven Straight Possessions Over Two-Game Period
When LSU scored on its first three possessions against
Offense Comes Up Big In Second Half Against
After being held to just seven points in the first half against
LSU A Second Half Team
Thru 10 games this year, LSU has made its mark as a second half team, outscoring its opponents, 203 to 60 in the third and fourth quarters this season. LSU has outscored its opposition 109 to 28 in the third quarter and 104-32 in the fourth quarter. In its last SEC outing against
Running Back Hester Adds To Receiving Total
When it comes to catching the ball out of the backfield, RB/FB Jacob Hester has become one of the best in school history at it. During his LSU career, Hester has 59 receptions from the running back position, a figure that ranks just outside of the top six in LSU history. A year ago, Hester caught 35 passes, which ranked as the third-highest single-season total in school history. Gary James (1982-85) holds both the LSU career mark (122) and single-season record (50 in 1985) for receptions by a running back. This year, Hester has 11 catches for 87 yards and one touchdown.