The 42 points scored by LSU was the most since LSU scored 48 in a 50-48 triple overtime loss to Arkansas on Nov. 23, 2007.
This was LSU’s first shutout since a 44-0 victory over Middle Tennessee on Sept. 15, 2007.
Tulane (2-6) was shutout for the first time in 85 games. The last time the Green Wave was held scoreless was Sept. 28, 2002, against Texas in the Louisiana Superdome, 49-0.
LSU (7-1) held Tulane to 216 yards of total offense – 26 rushing and 190 passing – while the Tiger offense had its highest output of the season with 455 yards of total offense with 267 on the ground and 188 through the air. That was LSU’s highest offensive output since gaining 497 yards in a 52-38 loss to Georgia on Oct. 25, 2008.
LSU’s game captains were Jordan Jefferson, Al Woods, R.J. Jackson, Josh Jasper and Terrance Toliver.
Tigers extending their notable consecutive starts streak tonight were: LT Ciron Black (48), OG Lyle Hitt (28), LB Harry Coleman, (21), RT Joseph Barksdale (21), TE Richard Dickson (21), RB Charles Scott (21) and CB Chris Hawkins (21).
Tigers making their first career appearances tonight: 17 T.C. McCartney, 29 Jarred Joseph, 31 John Williams, 38 Drew Alleman, 48 Thomas Parsons, 59 Jonathan Nixon, 64 Patrick Lonergan.
Tulane won the opening toss and deferred until the second half. LSU received the ball going towards the North end zone (student section).
Brandon LaFell caught a pass in his 36th straight game on LSU’s first drive of the game. LaFell’s streak is the fifth longest streak in the nation. Central Michigan’s Bryan Anderson leads the nation with 48 consecutive games with a catch.
Rahim Alem picked up his third sack of the year with a little more than 10:30 to play in the first half. Kelvin Sheppard added his first sack of the year on the same drive.
LSU blocked its first punt since 2006 on Tulane’s opening drive. Daniel Graf blocked the kick and Stefoin Francois recovered.
LSU got on the board first on Russell Shepard’s 19-yard touchdown run. Shepard took the snap out of the Wildcat formation and eluded several defenders for the second touchdown of his college career. Josh Jasper added the PAT and LSU led 7-0 with 8:05 left in the game.
LSU extended the lead on a 39-yard touchdown pass from Jordan Jefferson to Brandon LaFell. Josh Jasper’s extra point made it 14-0 with 2:32 to play in the first quarter.
Tulane’s Ross Thevenot missed a 43-yard field goal with 6:22 left in the first half.
Charles Scott scored his third rushing touchdown of the year with 2:32 to play in the first half on a 4-yard run. Josh Jasper’s point after made it 21-0 LSU.
LSU led 21-0 at the half.
Some halftime stats of note were:
*Jordan Jefferson: 8-of-12 for 115 yards; 1 TD and 1 INT
*Russell Shepard: 4 rushes for 46 yards and a TD
*Charles Scott: 8 rushes for 61 yards and a TD
*Brandon LaFell: 3 catches for 72 yards and a TD
*Kelvin Sheppard: 8 tackles (4 solos and 4 assists)
*Jacob Cutrera: 5 tackles
*Patrick Peterson: 2 tackles and 1 INT
*LSU’s defense allowed a total of 129 yards of offense - 24 rushing yards and 105 passing yards.
*LSU’s offense racked up 121 rushing yards and 115 passing yards in the first half for a total of 236 yards of total offense.
Tulane received the ball to start the second half and was forced to punt on their first drive.
Charles Scott scored on an 8-yard touchdown run with 54 seconds left in the third quarter. The extra point from Josh Jasper made it 28-0.
Brandon LaFell hauled in his second touchdown pass of the night with 9:55 left in the game. Jordan Jefferson hit LaFell from 13 yards out and Josh Jasper’s kick made it 35-0.
Backup quarterback Jarrett Lee led the Tigers on a 98-yard scoring drive in the fourth quarter, completing 2-of-3 passes for 25 yards. Running back Stevan Ridley rolled up 73 yards in the final quarter and scored from 10 yards with 1:12 to play in the game.
Jordan Jefferson finished the night 11-of-17 Passing for 163 yards with two touchdowns and one interception.
Charles Scott had a game-high 112 rushing yards on 18 carries with two scores. It represented his first 100-yard rushing game since Nov. 1 last season when he had 114 yards against Tulane.
Brandon LaFell had four receptions for 85 yards and two touchdowns, while Terrance Toliver logged four catches for 59 yards.
On defense, Kelvin Sheppard led LSU with 13 tackles. It was Sheppard’s third-straight game with 13 tackles.
Perry Riley added eight stops, while Chad Jones, Jacob Cutrera and Ryan Baker added six tackles apiece.
John Williams made his first career reception from a Jarrett Lee pass in the fourth quarter.
LSU head coach Les Miles moved past Nick Saban as the third-winningest coach in school history tonight. Miles’ 49 victories (fifth season) surpasses Saban’s 48 wins (five seasons).
With Patrick Peterson’s interception in the second quarter, LSU has now intercepted at least one pass in 10 straight games dating
LSU continued its nation-leading non-conference winning streak with its 22nd consecutive win over a non-SEC team. Head coach Les Miles improved to 22-0 in non-conference games at LSU. The last time the Tigers lost a non-conference game was the 2005 Capital One Bowl to Iowa.
LSU returns to action next Saturday at Alabama.