LSU Game Notes: Tigers face Georgia for SEC title
*LSU (12-0, 8-0 SEC), winners of the SEC Western Division, returns to the SEC Championship Game for the first time since 2011 on Saturday when the Tigers face fourth-ranked Georgia (11-1, 7-1 SEC) at 3 p.m. CT in the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The game will be televised by CBS.
*LSU will be making its sixth appearance in the SEC Championship Game. LSU is 4-1 overall in SEC title games and this year’s contest will mark the fourth time the Tigers have faced Georgia in the championship game. LSU wins have come against Tennessee (31-20 in 2001), Georgia (34-13 in 2003), Tennessee (21-14 in 2007) and Georgia (42-10 in 2011) with the only setback coming against Georgia in 2005 (34-13).
*LSU is ranked No. 1 in the AP poll for the sixth straight week and the Tigers hold the top spot in the USA Today Coaches poll for the fourth consecutive week. LSU has been ranked either No. 1 or No. 2 in the first four College Football Playoff rankings.
*The Tigers are coming off a 50-7 win over Texas A&M on Saturday. LSU has won 13 straight games overall dating back to last year. The 13-game winning streak ties for the fourth-longest winning streak in school history.
*LSU is 12-0 for the second time in school history. The only other 12-0 start in school history came in 2011 when the Tigers went 13-0 before falling in the national championship game.
*Overall, LSU will be playing its 29th consecutive game as a Top 25 team on Saturday. LSU has been a Top 25 team for 41 of the 46 games under Coach O with 20 of those coming as a Top 10 team.
*LSU head coach Ed Orgeron brings a 37-9 mark in 46 games as the Tiger coach into the contest. Of his 37 wins with the Tigers, 28 have come by double-figures, nine have come against Top 10 teams and 15 have come against teams ranked in the Top 25.
*Coach O’s 37 wins through 46 games ranks as the second-most for any coach in LSU history over that span. Only Les Miles (39 wins in 46 games) won more games than Orgeron during the first 46 games of his LSU coaching career. Orgeron ranks ahead of Bernie Moore (35 wins in 46 games); Charles McClendon (33 wins in 46 games) and Nick Saban (33 wins in 46 games).
*Orgeron’s nine Top 10 wins ranks as the third-most for an LSU coach in school history, trailing only Les Miles (16 in 12 years) and Charles McClendon (10 in 18 years). Orgeron is 9-3 against Top 10 teams at LSU.
*LSU has won at least 8 games for 20 straight seasons. The 20-year streak is the longest among Power 5 schools along with Oklahoma, and ranks second to only Boise State (21) among all FBS schools.
*Under Orgeron, LSU is 22-1 when having a 100-yard rusher, including a 6-0 mark in 2019, and the Tigers are 35-2 when reaching the 20-point mark.
*LSU leads the SEC in scoring offense (48.7), total offense (560.4), passing offense (390.0), first downs (27.7) and redzone offense (59-of-61).
*LSU’s defense, which held Texas A&M to season-lows for points (7) and total yards (169), ranks No. 4 in the SEC in rushing yards per game (124.5), No. 8 in scoring defense (22.1) and No. 9 in total defense (345.9)
*This year’s LSU offense is the first in the history of the SEC to feature a 4,000-yard passer (Joe Burrow with 4,366 yards), a 1,000-yard rusher (Clyde Edwards-Helaire with 1,233), and two 1,000-yard receivers (Ja’Marr Chase with 1,457 and Justin Jefferson with 1,092).
*LSU QB Joe Burrow is first player in SEC history to throw for 4,000 yards and 40 TDs in a season. He’s the SEC single-season record holder for passing yards (4,366) and he’s tied the league mark for passing TDs (44).
*QB Joe Burrow leads the SEC and ranks No. 2 in the nation in passing yards (4,366), passing yards per game (363.8), passing TDs (44), total offense (384.5) and points responsible for (284).
*In 12 games, Burrow has completed 314-of-401 passes for 4,366 yards, 44 TDs and only six interceptions. He’s thrown at least one TD pass in 16 straight games and he’s gone over the 300-yard mark in 12 of the last 15 games.
*WRs Ja’Marr Chase (70 rec., 1,457 yards, 17 TDs) and Justin Jefferson (81 rec., 1,092 yards, 13 TDs) rank Nos.1-3 in the SEC in receiving yards per game. Chase holds the LSU record for receiving TDs in a season (17) and is one shy of tying the SEC mark.
*TE Thaddeus Moss holds the LSU single-season record for catches by a tight end with 36 for 423 yards.
*RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire leads the SEC in rushing TDs with 16 and he’s No. 2 in the league in total TDs (17). He’s rushed for 100+ yards in six of LSU’s eight SEC games. Edwards-Helaire has rushed for 1,233 yards on 182 carries.
*LB Jacob Phillips ranks No. 2 in the SEC in total tackles (95), while OLB K’Lavon Chaisson is No. 8 in the league in tackle for loss (10.5).
*CB Derek Stingley leads the SEC in passes defended (18) and he’s tied for the lead league in interceptions (4).
LSU Heads To Atlanta In Search Of 12th League Title
*Top-ranked LSU heads to the SEC Championship Game on Saturday in search of the school’s 12th league title.
*Since the establishment of the SEC in 1933, LSU has won a total of 11 conference titles with the most recent one coming in 2011.
*LSU’s SEC titles have come in 1935, ’36, ’58, 61, ’62, ’70, ’86, ’88, 2001, ’03, ’07 and 2011.
LSU In SEC Championship Game For Sixth Time; Tigers Are 4-1 In SEC Title Games
*LSU will be making its sixth appearance in the SEC Championship Game, all of which have come since 2001.
*LSU is 4-1 in SEC title games, beating Tennessee, 31-20, to claim the championship in 2001 followed by a 34-13 win over Georgia in 2003. Georgia beat the Tigers, 34-14, in the 2005 championship game. LSU beat Tennessee, 21-14, to claim the 2007 SEC title followed by a 42-10 win over Georgia in 2011 for its most recent league championship.
*LSU’s four victories in the SEC Championship Game rank as the third-most in league history, trailing Alabama (8) and Florida (7). LSU ranks ahead of Georgia (3), Auburn (3) and Tennessee (2).
The following is a look at LSU’s SEC Championship Game History:
Year Matchup — Results — LSU MVP
2001 #21 LSU vs. #2 Tennessee — LSU won 31-20 — QB Matt Mauck
2003 #3 LSU vs. #5 Georgia — LSU won 34-13 — RB Justin Vincent
2005 #3 LSU vs. #13 Georgia — Georgia won 34-14
2007 #5 LSU vs. #14 Tennessee — LSU won 21-14 — QB Ryan Perrilloux
2011 #1 LSU vs. #12 Georgia — LSU won 42-10 — DB Tyrann Mathieu
LSU’s At Home In A Dome
*LSU will be making its 40th overall appearance in a domed stadium against Georgia in the SEC Championship Game at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
*LSU has won seven straight in domed venues dating back to a 37-27 season-opening victory over TCU in AT&T Stadium in 2013.
*The Tigers are 31-8 all-time in domed stadiums.
*LSU will be making its first appearance in the Mercedes Benz Stadium.
*Here’s a look at LSU’s record in domed stadiums and the last appearance at each venue:
Stadium Record Last Appearance
Mercedes-Benz Superdome (New Orleans) 14-5 Def. BYU, 27-0, in 2017 season-opener
Georgia Dome (Atlanta) 9-2 Lost Clemson, 25-24, in 2012 Chick-fil-A Bowl
AT&T Stadium (Arlington) 4-0 Def. Miami, 37-17, in 2018 season-opener
NRG Stadium (Houston) 2-0 Def. Texas Tech, 56-27, in 2015 Texas Bowl
State Farm Stadium (Glendale) 1-0 Def. UCF, 40-32, in 2019 Fiesta Bowl
Carrier Dome (Syracuse) 1-0 Def. Syracuse, 34-24, in 2015
Astrodome (Houston) 0-1 Lost Tennessee, 24-17, in 1972 Bluebonnet Bowl
LSU To Face Its Fifth Top 10 Opponent In 2019 – Ties For Most Top 10 Games In A Season
*LSU will face its fifth Top 10 opponent in 2019 on Saturday against No. 4 Georgia.
*The five Top 10 contests are tie for the most in school history in a single-season.
*LSU also faced five Top 10 opponents in 2018.
*LSU is 4-0 this year against Top 10 teams and the Tigers have won five straight and eight of their last nine against teams ranked in the Top 10.
*LSU is 9-3 against Top 10 teams under Ed Orgeron. The school-record for Top 10 wins in a season is four in 2018 and 2019.
Orgeron Is 6-2 vs. SEC East As LSU Head Coach
*Ed Orgeron brings a 6-2 mark as LSU’s head coach against teams from the SEC Eastern Division into the Georgia contest on Saturday.
*Coach O was 1-1 against the SEC Eastern Division in 2016, 2-0 in 2017, 1-1 in 2018 and 2-0 this year.
*Orgeron’s SEC Eastern Division wins at LSU have come against Missouri (2016), Florida (2017 and 2019), Georgia (2018), Tennessee (2017) and Vanderbilt (2019). His two losses came at the hands of Florida in 2016 and 2018.
LSU Has Only Trailed Four Times in 2019
*LSU goes into the Georgia game having trailed only four times in 2019 and the Tigers haven’t trailed by more than a touchdown all season.
*LSU is currently riding a streak of 17 straight quarters without trailing an opponent. The last time LSU trailed in a game this year came in the third quarter of the Auburn contest on October 26.
*LSU hasn’t been behind in the fourth quarter this year and the only four times the Tigers have trailed in a game came against Texas in week 2 (down 7-3 in 2Q), against Northwestern State (trailed 7-3 at end of 1Q), against Florida (trailed 28-21 in 3Q) and Auburn (trailed 13-10 in 3Q).
*The following is a look at how LSU responded in each of the four games they have trailed in this year:
Game Score LSU Response
Texas UT up 7-3 at 10:29 mark 2Q LSU scored TD 2:59 later to take lead for good
NW State NW State up 7-3 at 00:16 mark 2Q LSU scored TD 2L:31 later to take lead for good
Florida UF up 28-21 at 10:54 mark in 3Q LSU scored 21 straight points to end the game
Auburn AU up 13-10 at 11:42 mark in 3Q LSU scored TD 7 minutes later to take lead for good
LSU To Face Former Assistant For 18th Time on Saturday Against A&M
*LSU will face one of its former assistant coaches for the 18th time on Saturday when the Tigers meet Kirby Smart and the Georgia Bulldogs
*Smart coached the defensive backs at LSU in 2004.
*LSU is 14-3 all-time against former assistant coaches. The only two former LSU assistants that have beat the
Tigers are Mack Brown , Jimbo Fisher and Will Muschamp.
*LSU is 11-0 vs. former assistant coaches in Tiger Stadium and 3-3 away from Tiger Stadium.
*As head coach at Texas, Brown beat the Tigers, 35-20, in the 2003 Cotton Bowl in Dallas. Muschamp beat LSU as head coach at Florida in 2010 by a 14-6 count in Gainesville. Fisher’s first meeting with LSU as head coach of Texas A&M came in 2018, a 74-72 win in seven overtimes.
LSU’s Undefeated Regular Seasons is Fourth in School History
*No. 1 LSU finished the regular season 12-0 for the fourth unbeaten regular season in school history.
*It marks the first undefeated regular season since 2011 and the fourth in school history.
*LSU went 10-0 in 1908, 10-0 in 1958 (finished 11-0; National Champions), and 12-0 in 2011 (13-1, National Championship Game Appearance).
LSU Looks To Join Elite SEC Group At 13-0
*LSU looks to join an elite group of teams in the history of the SEC at 13-0 against Georgia on Saturday.
*With a 12-0 record, LSU is just one win shy of becoming only the ninth team in league history to reach the 13-0 mark.
*Alabama has done it four times, Auburn twice, and both Tennessee and LSU have done it once.
*Alabama went 14-0 in 2009, 2016 and 2018 and 13-0 in 1992; Auburn went 14-0 in 2010 and 13-0 in 2004; Tennessee went 13-0 in 1998; LSU went 13-0 in 2011.
LSU’s 13-game Win Streak Fourth-Longest in School History; Third in the Nation
*LSU’s 13-game winning streak ranks as the nation’s third-longest in the nation and fourth-longest streak in school history.
*LSU won a school-record 19 straight games over the 1957-58-59 seasons.
*The second-longest winning streak came from 1907-09 when the Tigers won 15 in a row.
*The 2010 team started the streak that the 2011 took over and pushed to 14 for third overall.
*LSU also won 13 straight from 2006-07, which ranks fourth in school history and tied with this current streak.
*The following is a look at the longest winning streaks in school history:
Length First Win Loss that Snapped Streak
19 games def. Tulane, 25-6, on Nov. 30, 1957 lost Tennessee, 14-13, on Nov. 7, 1959
15 games def. Baylor, 48-0, on Nov. 30, 1907 lost Sewanee, 15-6, on Oct. 30, 1009
14 games def. Texas A&M, 41-24, on Jan. 7, 2011 lost Alabama, 21-0, on Jan. 9, 2012
13 games def. UCF, 40-32 on Jan. 1, 2019 —
13 games def. Kentucky, 49-0, on Oct. 14, 2006 lost Kentucky, 43-37 (3ot), Oct, 13, 2007
Tigers Finish Regular Season 8-0 in SEC Play for Second Time in School History
*LSU finished the regular season 8-0 in SEC play for the second time in school history with the other time coming in 2011.
*The perfect record against SEC teams gave the Tigers an undefeated season in the league for the 13th time in the program’s 126 seasons: 2011, 1970, 1961, 1958, 1936, 1935, 1932, 1908, 1905, 1898, 1896, 1895
LSU’s No. 1 In AP Poll
*LSU is No.1 in the AP poll for a sixth-straight week. The Tigers were selected as the No.1 team by AP writers following its win over No. 9 Auburn.
*LSU will take on Georgia as the No. 1 team in the country, the 33rd time the Tigers will play as the top team.
*Head coach Ed Orgeron is the third coach in school history to have a team ranked No. 1 in the country. Les Miles and Paul Dietzel also had teams ranked No. 1 in the 1958, 1959, 2007, 2011 and 2012 seasons respectively.
*LSU first appeared at No. 1 in the AP Poll on Oct. 28, 1958 following a 10-7 win over Florida. LSU remained No.1 in the AP Poll for the remainder of the year on its way to claiming the national title in 1958.
*LSU was last ranked No. 1 in the AP poll heading into the BCS Championship Game in 2012.
*LSU has now been ranked for 35 straight weeks in the AP poll.
LSU Is 28-4 In Games Played As No. 1 Ranked Team
*LSU is 28-4 all-time when ranked as the No. 1 team in the nation by the Coaches or AP polls.
*The Tigers are 4-0 in 2019 at No. 1 with wins over No. 2 Alabama, Ole Miss, Arkansas and Texas A&M.
*LSU played a school-record 10 straight games as the nation’s No. 1-ranked team in 2011, posting a 9-1 record during that span.
*LSU was 5-0 as the No. 1-ranked team in 1958, followed by a 7-1 record at the top spot in 1959.
*LSU was 2-2 as the No.1-ranked team in 2007 and finished 2011 with a record of 9-1.
Eight-Win Season Streak Extended to 20 – The Longest Streak Among Power 5 Schools
*With the win over No. 9 Auburn, LSU has now won at least eight games for 20 consecutive years, the most amongst Power 5 schools.
*Oklahoma also won its eighth game in 2019, joining LSU with streaks of eight wins for 20 consecutive years. *Boise State is 10-1 and owns 21st straight seasons of eight wins, which leads the FBS.
*LSU’s current streak of seasons with at least 8 wins dates back to 2000 when the Tigers finished 8-4.
*LSU’s streak of seasons with at least 8 wins also ranks as the longest of its kind in the history of the SEC, bettering Tennessee 16 (1989-2004); Florida 14 (1990-2003); Georgia 13 (1997-2009); and Alabama 13 (1971-83).
Orgeron Named to Bear Bryant Award Watch List; Named Semifinalist for Munger Award
*LSU’s Ed Orgeron, who has guided the Tigers to an 11-0 start and a No. 1 national ranking, has been named to the 2019 Bear Bryant Award Watch List and a semifinalist for the George Munger Coach of the Year Award.
*Orgeron, who is in his fourth season as head coach of the Tigers, has a 36-9 overall mark at LSU with nine of his victories coming against Top 10 opponents, including four in 2019.
Three Standouts Named Finalists for National Awards
*Three members of the LSU football team – quarterback Joe Burrow, wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase and safety Grant Delpit – have been named finalist for national awards.
*The trio will take part in the Home Depot College Football Awards Show on ESPN on Thursday, Dec. 12 at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta. The winners of many of college football’s national awards – along with the Walter Camp All-America Team – will be announced at the College Football Awards Show.
*Burrow, a senior from Athens, Ohio, is a finalist for the Maxwell Award (College Player of the Year) and the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award (Nation’s Best Quarterback); Delpit, a junior from Houston, is a finalist for the Thorpe Award (Nation’s Best Defensive Back), while Chase, a sophomore from Metairie, is a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award (Outstanding Receiver).
*Burrow, the record-setting quarterback for the 12-0 and top-ranked Tigers, currently leads the Southeastern Conference and ranks No. 2 in the nation in passing yards (4,366), passing yards per game (363.8), and passing TDs (44).
*Chase owns the LSU single-season record for TD receptions with 17. He’s first in the nation in receiving TDs (17) and he leads the SEC and ranks No. 2 in the nation in receiving yards (1,457). Chase is the first player in LSU history with two 200-yard receiving games during the regular season. He’s also one TD away from tying the SEC single-season mark of 18 held by Reidel Anthony of Florida.
*Delpit, a unanimous All-America as a sophomore in 2018, ranks fourth on the LSU team in tackles with 53. He’s also recorded two tackles for loss, has six pass breakups and two interceptions for the No. 1 ranked Tigers.
Brady Named Semifinalist for Broyles Award
*LSU passing game coordinator and wide receiver coach Joe Brady has been selected as one of 15 semifinalists for the 2019 Broyles Award, which is presented to the top assistant coach in college football.
*Brady and offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger have transformed the LSU offense into the most explosive unit in college football. The Tigers are averaging 48.7 points per game (No.1 in the SEC and No. 2 in the nation) and 560.5 total yards per game (No. 1 in the SEC and No. 2 in the nation).
*LSU’s passing offense ranks first in the conference and second in the nation with an average of 390 yards per game. The Tigers have already set the school marks for total yards in a season (6,725) and passing yards in a season (4,680).
LSU Matches School Record for Most 40-Point Games in School History
*With a 50-point game against Texas A&M, LSU has now scored 40 or more points 10 times this year for a new school record.
*The ten games with 40 or more points broke the record of nine set in 2011.
*LSU has scored 584 points in 12 games in 2019, which broke the record of 541 set in 2007.
*This is the third time in school history that LSU has scored more than 500 points in a season.
*The Tiger offense is in reach passing Florida for second in SEC history (611 points). The 2018 Alabama holds the league record with 684 points.
*LSU is averaging 48.5 points per game, which is on pace to break the record of 38 set in 2007.
Burrow, Edwards-Helaire, Chase and Jefferson Make SEC History
*LSU became the first team in SEC history to have a 4,000 yard passer (Joe Burrow), a 1,000-yard rusher (Clyde Edwards-Helaire, and two 1,000-yard receivers (Ja’Marr Chase and Justin Jefferson) in the same season.
*The 2013 LSU Tigers are the only other SEC team with a 3,000-yard passer (Zach Mettenberger, a 1,000-yard rusher (Jeremy Hill 1,401), and two 1,000-yard receivers (Jarvis Landry, 1,193 and Odell Beckham Jr., 1,152)
*The Tigers made SEC history against Arkansas when Burrow eclipsed the 4,000 yard mark in the air and Edwards-Helaire pushed past the 1,000 yard mark on the ground. Jefferson and Chase hit the 1,000-yard mark receiving against Ole Miss.
Burrow Breaks 4,000 Passing Yards and 40 Passing Touchdown Marks
*LSU quarterback Joe Burrow has thrown for 4,366 yards and 44 touchdowns in 2019.
*Against Texas A&M, Burrow broke the SEC single-season passing record owned by Kentucky’s Tim Couch (1998, 4,275).
*Burrow became the fourth player in SEC history to pass for more than 4,000 yards in a season against Arkansas.
*Burrow has also thrown 44touchdown passes in 2019. He is the fourth player in SEC history to throw 40 or more touchdown passes in a season. Against Texas A&M, Burrow tied Drew Lock for the SEC record for touchdown passes in a season.
TOUCHDOWN PASSES / PASSING YARDS
SINGLE SEASON – SEC / SINGLE SEASON – SEC
1. 44 Joe Burrow, LSU 2019 / 1. 4,366 Joe Burrow (314-401) 2019
44 Drew Lock, Missouri 2017 / 2. 4,275 Tim Couch, Kentucky (400-553) 1998
2. 43 Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama 2018 / 3. 4,114 Johnny Manziel, TAMU (300-429) 2013
4. 40 Andre Woodson, Kentucky 2007 / 4. 4,042 Chad Kelly, Ole Miss (298-458) 2015
School Record for Total Offense Continues to Rise
*The LSU offense has rewritten nearly every school record in 2019.
*The Tigers have combined for 2,045 yards on the ground and 4,680 through the air in 12 games in 2019.
*LSU has 6,725 yards of total offense and against Arkansas beat the previous record of 6,125 set by the 2007 team.
*The season passing number is a new LSu record, beating out the previous record of 3,578 set in 2001. *In addition to the yards record set against Arkansas, this 2019 team also set the season record for total touchdowns against the Razorbacks with 68 (66, 2007).
Edwards-Helaire Named Finalist for Hornung Award
*LSU running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire has been named one of four finalists for the Paul Hornung Award, which is presented annually to the most versatile player in college football . He is the first Hornung Award finalist for LSU since 2013 when Odell Beckham Jr. won the award.
*Edwards-Helaire has excelled in LSU’s new offense, becoming a threat in both the running and passing games. He’s also serves as LSU’s kickoff return specialist. Edwards-Helaire ranks No. 2 in the SEC in all-purpose yards with 1,785total and an average of 148.8 a game.
*Edwards-Helaire sits atop the SEC in rushing touchdowns with 16. His 17 total touchdowns also ranks second. He’s rushed for 1,233 yards and 16 touchdowns on 182 carries and he’s caught 43 passes for 338 yards and a score.
Offense Goes for 714 Yards of Total Offense at Ole Miss
*The LSU offense, led by quarterback Joe Burrow, registered 714 yards of total offense at Ole Miss for the most in an SEC game in school history.
*The total offense number is just behind the school record of 746 yards set against Rice in 1977.
*The yardage is the most in an SEC game since the 2016 team recorded 634 against Missouri in 2016.
*Burrow passed for 489 yards in Oxford and Clyde Edwards-Helaire led the rushing charge with 172 yards.
Burrow Breaks LSU Single-Season Passing Record
*LSU quarterback Joe burrow is 314 of 401 with 4,366 yards and 44 touchdowns in 2019.
*Burrow broke the single-season passing yards record on an 18-yard pass to Ja’Marr Chase in the first quarter against Ole Miss. The previous record was set by Rohan Davey in 2001 with 3,347 yards.
*Burrow became the fourth quarterback in school history to throw for more than 3,000 yards in a season against Alabama. He is the only QB in LSU history and the fourth in SEC history to throw for more than 4,000 yards in a season.
*Burrow joined Zach Mettenberger (3,082, 2013), JaMarcus Russell (3,129, 2006) and Davey as the players to throw for more than 3,000.
*Burrow has thrown for 300 or more yards in 10 games this season. He broke the school record for 300-yard passing games in a season against Alabama.
*He’s also thrown for 400 or more yards twice in 2019, tying Davey for the record in a season.
Burrow Owns LSU Single Season Passing Touchdown Record and One Away From Sole Possession of SEC
*LSU quarterback Joe Burrow set the single-season passing touchdown record with 29 after his four-touchdown performance against Mississippi State.
*Burrow broke the LSU record of 28 set by Matt Mauck in 2003 and tied by JaMarcus Russell in 2006 on an 18-yard pass to Justin Jefferson on October 19 in Starkville.
*It took Burrow until his seventh game and on just his 204th attempt to hit 28 touchdown passes. Mauck set the record originally in 13 games and on his 319th attempt of the 2003 season. Russell then tied the record in his 13th game and on his 337th attempt of the 2006 season.
*In 12 games this season, Burrow has thrown for four or more touchdowns six times. He tied the school record for touchdown passes in a game with five in the season opener and went on to break the record with six at Vanderbilt.
*He has thrown 44touchdowns in 2019 and is responsible for 47 total with three coming on the ground.
*Burrow broke the original record of 29 owned by Russell and Mauck on a 37-yard pass to Derrick Dillon in the third quarter of the Mississippi State game.
*Burrow has thrown 60 touchdown passes in his career. He passed JaMarcus Russell for second place against Ole Miss and trails Hodson who owns the record with 69.
*Burrow is tied with Drew Lock of Missouri for the SEC record for touchdown passes in a season with 44.
Chase Breaks Single-Season Receiving Touchdown Record; One Away from SEC Record
*LSU wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase has 17 touchdown receptions in 2019 for the most in a single season in school history.
*Chase broke Dwayne Bowe’s record of 12 set in 2006 on a 61-yard pass from Joe Burrow in the fourth quarter.
*Chase is one touchdown away from tying the SEC record for touchdown receptions in a season with Florida’s Reidel Anthony (1996)
*Junior wide receiver Justin Jefferson is behind Chase in the record books with 13 touchdowns this season.
*Jefferson and Chase’s combined 30 touchdowns in 2019 are the most by a duo in school history. The pair passed Devery Henderson and Michael Clayton’s record of 21 set in 2003.
*Jefferson and Chase join Chris Doering (17) and Ike Hilliard (15) of Florida (1995) as the only duo in SEC history with 12 or more touchdown receptions in the same season.
Jefferson, Chase are Fourth Duo in SEC History with 1,000 Yard Seasons
*In the 10th game of the season against Ole Miss, LSU wide receivers Justin Jefferson and Ja’Marr Chase became the second duo in school history with more than 1,000 receiving yards in a season .
*Chase leads the Tigers in yards with 1,457on 70 catches and Jefferson is second with 1,092 yards on 81 receptions. Chase is first in the nation in yards and Jefferson is 16th in the nation and third in the SEC.
*Chase became the seventh player with 1,000 receiving yards in a season and Jefferson became the eighth when they did so at Ole Miss. The Louisiana natives now own the eighth and ninth 1,000 yard receiving season in school history. Josh Reed hit the 1,000 yard mark in both 2000 and 2001.
*The duo joined Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry with 1,152 and 1,193 yards respectively in 2013 as the only teammates to hit the 1,000 yard mark.
*Florida is the only other school in the SEC with a pair that hit 1,000 or more in the same season. Ike Hilliard (1,008) and Chris Doering (1,045) were the first set of teammates to do it in 1995. Jabar Gaffney (1,191) and Reche Caldwell (1,059) did it again in 2001 for the Gators.
*Jefferson and Chase are one of two sets of teammates with more than 1,000 yards receiving in the nation in 2019.
*The two have combined for 2549 yards and 30 touchdowns on 151 catches. They have combined for more receiving yards than seven SEC teams have passed for the entire season (Auburn, Arkansas, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Vanderbilt and Kentucky).
*Ja’Marr Chase is the first LSU receiver with 4-straight 100-yard games in a single season since Josh Reed in 2001. Reed holds the record for consecutive 100-yard receiving games with six in 2001. Chase has now gone for five straight: 123 vs. Auburn, 140 at Alabama, 227 at Ole Miss, 188 vs. Arkansas and 197 vs. Texas A&M.
*Chase is the second receiver in LSU history to hit 200 or more receiving yards in a game twice in the same season. Josh Reed hit the 200-yard mark twice in 2001 with 293 at Alabama 239 vs. Illinois in the Sugar Bowl.
*Chase had 229 receiving yards at Vanderbilt and 227 at Ole Miss. He is the first LSU player with 200 or more receiving yards in a game since Odell Beckham Jr. went for 204 against Furman in 2013.
Same Game 100-Yard Receiving Performances
Names (Rec./yds.) Opponent, Season Combined rec./Yds.
Ja’Marr Chase (8/227) and Justin Jefferson (9/112) at Ole Miss, 2019 17/339
Ja’Marr Chase (7/127) and Justin Jefferson (10/123) vs. Florida, 2019 17/250
Justin Jefferson (9/163), Ja’Marr Chase (8/147), Terrace Marshall Jr. (6/123) at Texas, 2019 23/433
Travin Dural (6/124) and Malachi Dupre (4/120) Mississippi State, 2014 10/244
Jarvis Landry (10/156) and Odell Beckham, Jr. (6/118) Georgia, 2013 16/274
Odell Beckham, Jr. (5/118) and Jarvis Landry (8/109) TCU, 2013 13/227
Josh Reed (14/239) and Michael Clayton (8/120) Illinois, 2001* 22/359
Josh Reed (19/293) and Michael Clayton (7/126) Alabama, 2001 26/419
Josh Reed (8/160) and Michael Clayton (9/105) Kentucky, 2001 17/265
Josh Reed (10/113) and Reggie Robinson (10/102) Mississippi State, 2000 20/215
Josh Reed (5/137) and Jarel Myers (6/117) Western Carolina, 2000 11/254
Jerel Myers (8/114) and Josh Reed (5/100) Houston, 1999 13/214
Sheddrick Wilson (9/201) and Eddie Kennison (4/113) Rice, 1995 13/314
Tony Moss (6/117) and Alvin Lee (6/108) Ohio State, 1998 12/225
Todd Kinchen (5/108) and Eddie Fuller (5/102) Ole Miss, 1989 10/210
Orlando McDaniel (5/155) and Malcolm Scott (8/112) Florida State, 1981 13/267
* – denotes bowl game
Edwards-Helaire Hits 1,000 Yards Rushing in 2019
*LSU running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire is in the top-25 in the nation in rushing yards this season with 1,234.
*Edwards-Helaire became the 13th player in school history to rush for 1,000 or more yards in a season.
*It’s the 20th 1,000 yard season by LSU running backs in school history.
*Leonard Fournette set the LSU record for rushing yards in a season with 1,953 yards in 2015. It took Fournette just five games to reach the 1,000-yard mark.
1,000-Yard Rushing Streak Reaches Seven Years
*LSU is on a streak of seven consecutive years with a 1,000-yard rusher.
*Junior Clyde Edwards-Helaire owns 1,234 yards for the Tigers in 2019.
*Last year, Nick Brossette, in his first season as a starter, rushed for 1,039 yards and 14 TDs in helping the Tigers to a 10-3 mark.
*Here’s a look at LSU’s 1,000-yard rushers during the seven-year streak:
2013 Jeremy Hill 1,401 yards
2014 Leonard Fournette 1,034 yards
2015 Leonard Fournette 1,953 yards (school record)
2016 Derrius Guice 1,387 yards
2017 Derrius Guice 1,153 yards
2018 Nick Brossette 1,039 yards
2019 Clyde Edwards-Helaire 1,234 yards
More on the LSU Offense
*LSU has scored 57 of its 74 offensive TDs on drives of less than 3 minutes.
*On 151 offensive possessions this year, LSU has gone 3-and-out only 19 times.
*QB Joe Burrow has thrown consecutive incomplete passes on the same drive only 13 times this year. He has thrown three-straight incompletion on the same drive only once this season (at Texas).
*He’s only thrown consecutive incomplete passes in the fourth quarter twice this year.
*LSU’s WR trio of Ja’Marr Chase (17 TDs)Justin Jefferson (13 TDs), and Terrace Marshall Jr. (8 TDs) have combined for 38 touchdowns.
*Burrow is averaging a TD pass for every 9 passes thrown.
*Eleven players have scored an offensive TD for LSU this year.
*RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire has eight, 100-yard rushing games in his career and LSU is 8-0 in those games.
*Edwards-Helaire rushed for 103 yards and three touchdowns and caught nine passes for 77 yards and one touchdown against Alabama.
LSU’s Wide Receiver Trio Make the Most of Their Catches
*LSU’s wide receiver trio of Justin Jefferson, Ja’Marr Chase and Terrace Marshall Jr. have made the most of their catches this year.
*The trio has combined for 38 TD receptions with Chase leading the way with 17 followed by Jefferson with 13 and Marshall with eight.
*Of Jefferson’s 81 receptions, 54 have either resulted in a touchdown or a first down.
*13 of Jefferson’s receptions have been 20 yards or longer
*Of Chase’s 70 receptions, 56 have resulted in either a touchdown or a first down.
*28 of Chase’s receptions have been 20 yards or longer
*Of Marshall’s 32 receptions, 27 have resulted in a first down or touchdown.
*Eight of Marshall’s 29 receptions have gone for 20 yards or more
Moss Making Impact at Tight End
*Junior Thaddeus Moss is making his impact felt in the LSU offense as the tight end has caught 35 passes for 423 yards and a touchdown this year.
*Moss’ 35 receptions are the most by a tight end in a season in school history. His 423 yards are third behind David LaFleur (439, 1996) and Malcolm Scott (433, 1981).
*Moss has caught at least one pass in nine of the 12 games he played in this year.
*Over the last seven games, Moss has combined to catch 22 passes for 222 yards.
LSU Redzone Offense is Second in the Nation
*LSU is second in the nation in redzone offense at 96.7 percent success. The Tigers have converted 59 of 61 trips inside the opponent 20-yard line.
*Of the 61 trips inside the redzone, LSU has scored 47 touchdowns and kicked 12 field goals. LSU’s touchdown breakdown in the redzone this year have been 25 passing and 22 rushing.
*LSU did not convert in the redzone for the first time against Auburn. The second time in 2019 came when the Tiger knelt the ball in the redzone at the end of the 58-37 win.
Orgeron Owns NineTop-10 Wins Since Taking Over in 2016
*Since taking over as the LSU head coach in 2016, Ed Orgeron owns nine top-10 wins.
*Orgeron’s top-10 wins are the most in the nation in that span.
*Orgeron’s teams have won seven of the last eight meetings against top-10 teams, including the Fiesta Bowl win over UCF.
*Fifteen of Orgeron’s 36 wins as the head coach of the Tigers have come against Top-25 teams.
*In 2017, LSU defeated No. 10 Auburn at home. In 2018, the Tigers defeated No. 8 Miami, No. 7 Auburn, No. 2 Georgia and No. 7 UCF.
*LSU has already defeated No. 9 Texas, No. 7 Florida, No. 9 Auburn and No. 2 Alabama in 2019
Double-Digit Wins Under Coach O
*Ed Orgeron has won 37 games as head coach of the Tigers with 28 of those coming by double-digits.
*All six of LSU’s wins under Orgeron in 2016 came by double-figures and in 2017 the Tigers won six of their nine games by at least 10 points.
*A year ago, eight of LSU’s 10 wins came by double-figures, including a 20-point win over No. 2 Georgia.
*LSU won the 2019 season opener against Georgia Southern by 52 points, defeated Northwestern State by 51 points in week three, beat Vanderbilt by 28, defeated Utah State by 35, earned a top-10 victory over Florida by 14 ,went on the road at Mississippi State, won by 23 and defeated Ole Miss in Oxford by 21, defeated Arkansas by 36 and closed out the regular season with a win by 43 points over Texas A&M.
Tigers Are Bowl Eligible For 20th Straight Season
*With the win over Florida in week seven, LSU is bowl-eligible for a school-record 20th consecutive season.
*The Tigers have reached a bowl game each year dating back to the 2000 season when LSU beat Georgia Tech, 28-14, in the Peach Bowl.
*LSU’s current stretch of 20 straight bowl appearances rank as the nation’s fourth-longest streak trailing only Virginia Tech (26), Georgia (23) and Oklahoma (21).
Five Named to Midseason All-America Teams
*QB Joe Burrow, DB Derek Stingley Jr., S Grant Delpit, WR Justin Jefferson and OG Damien Lewis were named to midseason All-America teams by various media outlets.
*Burrow was tabbed as first-team All-America as one of the nation’s top quarterbacks. The senior has set the school record for touchdown passes and passing yards in a season.
*Stingley Jr. is one of the nation’s top freshmen and an elite corner. The Baton Rouge native was selected to the first team by the Associated Press, The Athletic and ESPN. He own 13 PBUs and four interceptions in 2019.
*Delpit is a reigning unanimous All-American, the ninth in school history.
*Lewis is one of the most underrated players on the LSU roster. Lewis is a part of an LSU line that has allowed just 23 sacks, protected Burrow to more than 4,000 yards in the air and led running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire to 1,146 yards on the ground.
Burrow’s Streak of 20+ Completions Up to Fifteen Games
*LSU quarterback Joe Burrow has completed 20 or more passes in his last 15 games dating back to the 2018 season.
*Burrow became the first quarterback in school history to complete 20 or more passes in four-straight games in the season opener against Georgia Southern.
*Tommy Hodson finished with 20 or more completions in three straight games during the 1987 season.
*LSU as a team has only totaled 20 or more completions in three-straight games four times including Burrow’s current streak (1985, 1986, 1987, 2019).
*Burrow’s current streak is 20 vs. Rice, 25 vs. Texas A&M, 21 vs. UCF, 23 vs. Georgia Southern, 31 at Texas, 21 vs. Northwestern State, 25 at Vanderbilt, 27 vs. Utah State, 21 vs. Florida and 25 at Mississippi State, 32 vs. Auburn, 31 at Alabama, 32 at Ole Miss, 23 vs. Arkansas and 23 vs. Texas A&M.
LSU’s 22-1 Under Orgeron When Having A 100-Yard Rusher
*In 46 games under Ed Orgeron, LSU has posted a 22-1 mark when having a 100-yard rusher.
*The Tigers are 6-0 in 2019 when a player reaches the 100-yard mark. Clyde Edwards-Helaire rushed for 106 yards in LSU’s win over Vanderbilt on Sept. 21, rushed for 134 in the win over No. 7 Florida on Oct. 12, rushed for 136 against No. 9 Auburn on Oct. 26, 103 yards against No. 2 Alabama on Nov. 9, rushed for 172 at Ole Miss, and a career high 188 vs. Arkansas.
*The only game that LSU lost when having a 100-yard rusher came in the 7OT loss to Texas A&M last year when QB Joe Burrow accounted for 100 rushing yards.
*LSU was 5-1 in 2018 when having a 100-yard rusher, 5-0 in 2017 and 6-0 under Orgeron in 2016 when a player reaches the milestone.
LSU Is 35-2 Under Orgeron When Reaching the 20-Point Mark
*LSU has a 35-2 mark in 46 games under Ed Orgeron when scoring at least 20 points in a game.
*The Tigers are 12-0 in 2019 when scoring at least 20 points. In games decided in regulation, LSU is 35-1 when scoring at least 20 points.
*LSU’s only two losses during the Orgeron era when scoring 20 points came in 2017 against Troy (lost, 24-21) and in 2018 in a 7OT loss to Texas A&M by a 74-72 count.
*LSU was 6-0 in 2016 under Orgeron when scoring at least 20 points, followed by an 8-1 mark in 2017 and a 9-1 record in 2018.
Burrow-to-Chase TD Tandem Ranks No. 3 in LSU History
*LSU quarterback Joe Burrow has connected with WR Ja’Marr Chase for 20 touchdowns in his career, which is the third-best touchdown combination in school history.
*Burrow and Chase have connected for 17 touchdowns in 2019 and totaled three in 2018.
*The school record for QB-to-WR TD combinations is held by JaMarcus Russell-Dwayne Bowe, who did it 23 times.
Burrow Over 7,000 Career, 4,000 Season Passing Yards
*LSU quarterback Joe Burrow has thrown for 4,366 yards in 2019 and 7,260 yards in his career.
*Burrow became the fourth quarterback in school history with more than 3,000 yards in a season after throwing for 393 yards at Alabama. He is the only quarterback in school history with 4,000 yards in a season.
*Burrow also became the fifth quarterback in school history to throw for more than 6,000 yards in a career against the Crimson Tide.
*Burrow’s career yards gained ranks third in school history. He’s the second quarterback to throw for more than 7,000 yards in his career.
Career Passing Yards Gained
1. 9,115 Tommy Hodson (674-1,163) 1986-89
2. 7,260 Joe Burrow (510-748) 2018-Present
3. 6,921 Jeff Wickersham (587-1,005) 1982-85
4. 6,625 JaMarcus Russell (493-797) 2004-06
5. 6,158 Jamie Howard (459-934) 1992-95
Edwards-Helaire Becomes 50th Tiger with 1,000 Career Rushing Yards
*Junior RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire rushed for 72 yards against Utah State, becoming the 50th player in school history to reach the 1,000-yard mark for his career.
*Edwards-Helaire currently has rushed for 1,835 yards in 37 games with the Tigers. He rushed for 31 yards as a true freshman in 2017, followed by 658 in 2018. He has rushed for 1,146 yards on 164 attempts in 11 games in 2019.
*Kevin Faulk, who is the director of player development for LSU football, holds the school record for rushing yards with 4,557.
Von Rosenberg Making Most of His Punts
*LSU punter Zach Von Rosenberg has only been called on to punt just 37 times this year, but the junior is making the most of his opportunities.
*On 37 punts, Von Rosenberg is averaging 42.6 yards a punt.
*Of his 37 punts, 18 have been downed inside the 20-yard line with 11 of those coming inside the 10-yard line.
*The LSU punt team did not make an appearance for the Tigers at Ole Miss. It marked the fifth time since 1960 that LSU has not punted in a game and the first time away from Tiger Stadium.
Wide Receivers Own Two, Same Game 100-Yard Receiving Performances
*LSU wide receivers Justin Jefferson, Ja’Marr Chase and Terrace Marshall Jr. have combined for three same game 100-yard receiving games, which is the second most in a season in school history.
*Jefferson, Chase and Marshall Jr. became the first trio with 100-plus receiving yards in a season at Texas.
*Jefferson and Chase then totaled 123 and 127 yards respectively against Florida and then 112 and 227 at Ole Miss.
*LSU also had two same game 100-yard receiving performances in 2000 and 2013.
*The record for same game 100-yard receiving games was in 2001 when Josh Reed and Michael Clayton did it against Kentucky, Alabama and Illinois.
Offense Tops Multiple SEC Offensive Categories, Among Best in the Nation
*The LSU offense leads the SEC and is second in the nation in total offense, first downs, scoring offense, and passing offense going into postseason.
*Joe Burrow is No. 1 in the nation in completion percentage (78.3 percent) and second in passing touchdowns (44) and passing yards (4,366).
*LSU wide receivers Justin Jefferson and Ja’Marr Chase are amongst the best receivers in the nation. Chase is first in the nation in receiving touchdowns and Jefferson at 15th. Chase also leads the SEC in receiving yards and is second in the nation. Jefferson is third in receiving yards and 16th in the country.
Tigers Honored in 2019
*In 2019 season, QB Joe Burrow, WR Ja’Marr Chase, RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire, S JaCoby Stevens, DB Derek Stingley Jr. PK Cade York, and head coach Ed Orgeron have been recognized by the Southeastern Conference office and nationally.
*Burrow was named the SEC Offensive Player of the Week following the season opener against Georgia Southern when he went 23-for-27 with 278 yards and five touchdowns.
*Burrow added another SEC Offensive Player of the Week honor and was recognized nationally as the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback of the Week and Maxwell Offensive Player of the Week after leading the Tigers to a top-10 win at Texas. Burrow was 31-for-39 with four touchdowns and 471 yards, the second most in school history.
*Orgeron was named the Dodd Trophy National Coach of the Week after leading LSU to its first top-10 non-conference road win in school history.
*Burrow was named the SEC Offensive Player of the Week for a third time after setting the school record for touchdowns with six and throwing for 398 yards at Vanderbilt.
*Burrow added another SEC Offensive Player of the Week honor after going 21-for-24 with three touchdowns and 293 yards against Florida.
*Derek Stingley Jr. was named the SEC Freshman of the Year for the first time after totaling a PBU and interception against Florida.
*Stevens added SEC Defensive Player of the Week honors after games against Mississippi State and Auburn. The junior made eight tackles and a leaping one-handed interception against the Bulldogs. The following week against the Tigers, Stevens led the team with 10 tackles and helped limit Auburn to just 287 yards.
*Burrow along with running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire were named SEC Offensive Players of the Week after their performance at third-ranked Alabama. It’s just the third time players from the same team have shared SEC Offensive Player of the Week honors since the league established the weekly player of the week honors in 1985.
*Chase was awarded the SEC Offensive Player of the Week honor following his 8 reception, 227-yard, three touchdown performance at Ole MIss.
*Stevens once again earned SEC Defensive Player of the Week honors and Mo Hampton was named the SEC Freshman of the Week following the Tigers’ win against Arkansas.
LSU Under Louisiana’s Own Ed Orgeron
*In his third full season as head coach of the Tigers, Orgeron continues to gain momentum on the field and on the recruiting trail.
*Orgeron has guided the Tigers to a 37-9 overall mark in his 47 games as the LSU head coach. Of his 37 victories, 15 have come against teams ranked in the Top 25, including nine over Top-10 opponents. Furthermore, of Coach O’s 37 wins, 22 have come against SEC foes and 28 have come by double-digits.
*Under Orgeron, the Tigers have played 41-of-46 games ranked in the Top 25.
Consecutive Starts of 10 or More
*Eleven LSU players are riding a consecutive start streak of at least 10 games.
*C Lloyd Cushenberry III, OG Damien Lewis and QB Joe Burrow have each started 25 straight games, WR Justin Jefferson and S JaCoby Stevens have started 17 straight. RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire, CB Kristian Fulton, OG Adrian Magee, LB Jacob Phillips and CB Derek Stingley are all on streaks of 12-straight games starting. LB Patrick Queen is also on a streak of 10-straight games with a start.
LSU on a 25-Game Home Winning Streak in October
*LSU wrapped up October with three wins in Tiger Stadium and extended its win streak to 25, a run that dates back to the 2009 season.
*The program owns 11 Top-25 wins in that span, which includes victories over No. 2 Georgia in 2018 and No. 3 South Carolina in 2012.
*LSU last lost a home October game on Oct. 10, 2009, against No. 1 ranked Florida 13-3.
*Head coach Ed Orgeron owns a 12-1 overall record during the month of October since taking over in 2016.
*Seven of LSU’s 12 October wins under Orgeron have come against Top 25 teams, which includes a 36-16 win over No. 2 Georgia and No. 22 Mississippi State last year. LSU defeated No. 7 Florida, 42-28, and No. 9 Auburn, 23-20, in 2019.
*LSU’s only October loss under Orgeron came at Florida last year by a 27-19 count.
Chase, Burrow Shine in Nashville
*Quarterback Joe Burrow and wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase connected on four touchdowns to lead LSU to the win over Vanderbilt in Nashville.
*Burrow threw six touchdowns on the day to set the school record for touchdown passes in a game. Burrow beat the previous record he shared with Zach Mettenberger.
*Burrow finished the day with 398 passing yards. His 357 yards in the air in the first half marked the most in school history.
*Chase led LSU with 229 yards and four touchdowns on 10 catches.
*The sophomore’s 229 yards are fourth in school history. Chase became the first LSU player since Odell Beckham Jr. in 2013 with 200-plus receiving yards.
*Chase became the third player in school history with four-plus receiving touchdowns, joining Carlos Carson (1977 vs. Rice) and Tony Moss (1989 vs. Ohio).
LSU Scored On Special Teams In Back-to-Back Games
*LSU scored on back-to-back games against Northwestern State and Vanderbilt.
*Freshman WR Trey Palmer returned a punt 54 yards for a touchdown against Northwestern State in Week 3 and sophomore LB Micah Baskerville recovered a punt he blocked in the endzone for a TD in the win over Vanderbilt in Week 4.
*Under Orgeron, the Tigers have scored four special teams touchdowns with DJ Chark being responsible for the other two: 65-yard punt return vs. Chattanooga in 2017 and a 70-yard punt return vs. Auburn in 2017.
Trio of Wide Receivers Set Record in Win at Texas
*Wide receivers Justin Jefferson, Ja’Marr Chase and Terrace Marshall Jr. each totaled 100-plus receiving yards to become the first trio to reach that milestone in a game in school history.
*There have now been 15 same-game 100-yard receiving performances in school history with the last coming from Travin Dural (6/124) and Malachi Dupre (4/120) against Mississippi State in 2014.
*Jefferson led the group with 163 yards and three touchdowns on nine receptions. His final touchdown, a 61-yard pass from Joe Burrow on third-and-16, sealed the Tigers’ Top 10 victory with 2:27 left in the game.
*Chase set career high numbers with 147 yards on eight receptions, including a long of 41 yards.
*Marshall Jr. had a career-high six receptions on six targets for 123 yards and a touchdown. Of his six receptions, five went for first downs and the other was a 26-yard touchdown.
Burrow Leads LSU to Top 10 Win with Record Performance
*Senior Quarterback Joe Burrow and the LSU offense delivered blow after blow and finished with 573 yards of total offense at Texas.
*Burrow was named the SEC Offensive Player of the Week for a second-straight week after his record performance. He finished the game 31-of-39 with four touchdowns and 471 yards.
*His 471 passing yards rank second in school history, becoming the third quarterback in school history to pass for more than 400 yards in a game.
*In true-road non-conference games, Burrows’ 471 yards are the third most in SEC history behind Jake Bentley (410, South Carolina at Clemson, 2018) and Tim Couch (492, UK at Louisville, 1998).
*The 31 completions rank third in school history and mark the most in a game for an LSU quarterback since Rohan Davey set the school record against Alabama with 35 in 2001.
*Led by Burrow, LSU finished with 573 yards of total offense for the fourth most against a top-10 opponent and sixth most against a rank opponent: 1. 622 at #22 Texas A&M 11/24/16; 2. 620 vs. #7 Florida St. 11/20/82; 3. 598 vs. #9 Virginia Tech 9/8/07; 4. 595 vs. #7 Illinois 1/1/02 (Sugar Bowl); 5. 577 vs. #11 Notre Dame 1/3/07 (Sugar Bowl); 6. 573 at #9 Texas 9/7/19
Football Program Earns Victory Number 800
*With its win over Northwestern State on September 14, 2019, the LSU football program became the 12th FBS school to reach the 800-win milestone.
*With an overall record of 812-415-47, the LSU Football program ranks 12th amongst FBS programs for all-time wins.
Everybody Eats – Offense Opens 2019 Season with New-Look
*A total of 14 players caught at least one pass against Georgia Southern, topping the previous high of 12 against North Texas in 2005.
*Of the 14 players, all five running backs had at least one catch.
*The LSU offense opened the season with a resounding offensive performance, scoring 55 points and totaling 472 yards.
*The Tigers scored touchdowns on their first five drives and scored on nine of 13 drives.
*The 55 points marked the second most in a season opener in the modern era, tying The 55-3 win vs. UTEP in 1997. It marked the most points in a season opener since the 2000 team’s 58-0 victory over Western Carolina.
*The offense didn’t let up and scored 42 points in the first half for the most points in a first half by LSU since scoring 49 to lead Louisiana Tech in 2003.
Top-10 Win at Texas Makes History
*For the first time in school history, LSU defeated a Top 10 non-conference opponent in a true road game.
*The 45-38 victory marked the 14th true road win over an AP Top 10 team in school history and the second for Coach Orgeron (2018 at No. 7 Auburn)
*Coach Orgeron is now 13-6 against Top 25 teams and 8-3 against Top 10 teams.
*Orgeron’s teams are 5-2 against AP-ranked opponents on the road.
Burrow Adds to Record Book in Season Opener – Named SEC Player of the Week
*Senior quarterback Joe Burrow opened the 2019 season by going 23-for-27 for 278 yards and five touchdowns.
*Burrow was named the SEC Offensive Player of the Week following the performance, the third of his career. The Ohio native is now 11-3 as LSU’s starting quarterback.
*Burrow tied Zach Mettenberger (UAB, 2014) for the most touchdowns in a game in school history with five. He became the first LSU player to throw five touchdown passes in a half.
*It marked the third consecutive game dating back to last year that Burrow either set or tied a school record. Burrow set the LSU record for touchdowns accounted for with six against Texas A&M and then tied the school bowl record with four touchdown passes in the Fiesta Bowl win over Central Florida.
*Burrow’s 85.2 completion percentage (23-of-27) against Georgia Southern ranks No. 5 in school history in a game for 20 or more attempts.
Stingley Becomes 10th Defensive True Freshman to Start a Season Opener
*Cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. became the 10th true freshman on the defensive side of the ball to start a season opener in the last 33 seasons and the 17th overall.
*True freshmen make an impact at LSU as in three years with Ed Orgeron as head coach a total of 66 true freshmen have seen action during that span, including 19 in 2019.
*In 2017, 20 true freshmen saw action for the Tigers, a number that led the nation. In addition, eight true freshmen started at least one game for the Tigers that year.
*The following have started a season opener since 2000: Marshall Jr. (WR, 2018), Charles (RG, 2017), Chaisson (LB, 2017), Delpit (S, 2017), Taylor (LB, 2017), Kevin Toliver (CB, 2015), Trey Quinn (WR, 2014), Jalen Mills (CB, 2012), Jessie Daniels (Nickel, 2003), Jerel Myers (WR, 1999), Johnny Mitchell (DT, 1996), Theo Williams (DT, 1996), Booger McFarland (DT, 1995), Robert Davis (RB, 1992), and Sheddrick Wilson (WR, 1992).
Most True Freshmen Starters by Year Since 2005
2017 8(Tory Carter, K’Lavon Chaisson, Saahdiq Charles, Grant Delpit, Ed Ingram, JaCoby Stevens, Tyler Taylor, Kary Vincent Jr.)
2015: 7 (Arden Key, Donte Jackson, Foster Moreau, Bry’Kiethon Mouton, Maea Teuhema, Kevin Toliver II, Toby Weathersby)
2014: 6 (Jamal Adams, Malachi Dupre, Leonard Fournette, Davon Godchaux, Brandon Harris, Trey Quinn)
2012: 6 (Kwon Alexander, Vadal Alexander, Reid Ferguson, Jeremy Hill, Lamar Louis, Jalen Mills)
2013: 5 (Rickey Jefferson, Anthony Jennings, Ethan Pocic, Rashard Robinson, Tre’Davious White)
2019: 4 (Derek Stingley Jr., Joseph Evans, Cordale Flott, Mo Hampton Jr.)
2018 4 (Terrace Marshall Jr., Ja’Marr Chase, Micah Baskerville, Chasen Hines)
2006: 4 (Jacob Cutrera, Richard Dickson, Charles Scott, Keiland Williams)
2010: 3 (Alfred Blue, Tyrann Mathieu, Eric Reid)
2011: 2 (Odell Beckham Jr., Jarvis Landry)
2007: 2 (Drake Nevis, Terrence Toliver)
2008: 2 (Jordan Jefferson, Patrick Peterson)
2009: 2 (Dominique Allen, Rueben Randle)
2016 1 (Dee Anderson)
LSU Is 79-9 vs. Non-Conference Teams Dating Back to 2001
*Dating back to the 2001 season when LSU captured its first outright SEC title since 1986, the Tigers have done quite well against non-conference opponents, going 79-9 against non-SEC foes during that span.
*Of the 79 wins, 19 have come against top-25 teams.
*Of the nine losses, only three have come during the regular season (2002 at Virginia Tech, 2016 vs. Wisconsin at Lambeau Field and 2017 vs. Troy).
*The other six losses came in bowl games (2003 Cotton Bowl vs. Texas; 2005 Capital One Bowl vs. Iowa; 2009 Capital One Bowl vs. Penn State; 2012 Chick-Fil-A Bowl vs. Clemson; 2014 Music City Bowl vs. Notre Dame, 2018 Citrus Bowl vs. Notre Dame).
LSU with One of Most Experienced Teams in 2019
*LSU will play in 2019 with 12 seniors on its roster.
*The 12 seniors ties for sixth nationally in terms of smallest senior classes in college football for 2019.
*Texas A&M and Virginia Tech with six each led the way, followed by Penn State (10), Appalachian State (11) and Coastal Carolina (11).
*LSU is joined with 12 seniors by North Carolina State, Rice, and Wake Forest. All 12 of LSU’s seniors have started at least one game during their LSU career.
*Against Texas, LSU stared 18 upperclassmen for the first time since game six of 2016 when the squad faced Southern Miss. LSU hasn’t stared more than 18 upperclassmen in a game since 2012 against Washington in week two.
LSU Is 82-0 When Rushing For 100 Yards and Holding Opponents To Less Than 100 Yards
*In the last 177 games, LSU’s success is easy to predict when it comes to net rushing yards. Get to 100 yards rushing and LSU will more than likely win as the Tigers are 145-22 when that happens.
*Hold the opponent to fewer than 100 yards and the Tigers are 84-5.
*An even more telling stat is that when LSU rushes for 100-plus yards and holds the opponents to fewer than 100 yards, the Tigers are 82-0.
Burrow Brings Experience as Returning Starting Quarterback
*Quarterback Joe Burrow provides valuable experience for the LSU offense and became the fifth LSU quarterback to start in consecutive season openers since 1998.
*Only Matt Mauck in 2002 and 2003, JaMarcus Russell in 2004 and 2005, Jordan Jefferson in 2009 and 2010, Zach Mettenberger in 2012 and 2013, and Brandon Harris in 2015 and 2016 have started consecutive openers for LSU.
*A year ago, Burrow burst onto the scene with an outstanding year for the Tigers, leading the squad to a 10-3 overall mark and No. 6 national ranking.
*Burrow went into 2019 with nine school records in his career and became the first quarterback in LSU history to throw for 2,500 yard and rush for 350 yards or more in a season.
*In 2019, Burrow has joined JaMarcus Russell as the only quarterbacks in school history to lead the Tigers to 10 or more wins in back-to-back seasons.
LSU Punter Von Rosenberg One of Nation’s Oldest Players
*At 29 years old, punter Zach Von Rosenberg is the fourth-oldest player in college football in 2019.
*Rosenberg, who spent six years playing Minor League Baseball before joining the LSU program in 2016, turned 29 in September.
*The oldest player in college football is 32-year old Colorado placekicker James Stefanou. Wade Lees (P, Maryland) is 31, Houston punter Dane Roy is 30 and West Virginia tight end Jesse Beal is 29.
We are DBU:
*Since 2007, LSU leads the nation in number of defensive backs selected in the NFL draft with 19, including six in the first round.
*LSU produced two consensus All-America DBs in 2018 in Grant Delpit and Greedy Williams.
*LSU has produced 11 first team All-American defensive backs since 2000.
*LSU has also had defensive backs claim four national awards since 2010: Patrick Peterson 2010 Bednarik Award; Patrick Peterson 2010 Thorpe Award; Tyrann Mathieu 2011 Bednarik Award; Morris Claiborne 2011 Thorpe Award.
*Since the 2007 NFL Draft, LSU has had six DBs picked in the first round.
Four Tigers Play in 2019 As a College Graduate
*During the 2019 season, four Tigers take the field as a college graduate, four of which are LSU graduates.
*LSU’s list of five college graduates includes one graduate transfers – QB Joe Burrow (Ohio State).
*In addition to the five Tigers with diplomas in hand, ten are projected to graduate in Fall 2019 – Connor Culp, Lloyd Cushenberry III, Derrick Dillon, Kristian Fulton, Rashard Lawrence, Damien Lewis, Adrian Magee, Ray Thornton, Badara Traore and Zach Von Rosenberg.
*Here’s the list of college graduates on the LSU roster for 2019:
Name, Major (School), Graduation Date
Joe Burrow, Consumer/Family Financial Services (Ohio State), Spring, 2018
Breiden Fehoko, Communication Studies, Summer, 2019
Blake Ferguson, Marketing , Spring, 2018
Stephen Sullivan, Interdisciplinary Studies, Summer, 2019
Chaisson, Cushenberry III Carry on No. 18 Tradition
*Two LSU standouts – both in the classroom and on the football field – have been awarded the prestigious No. 18 jersey by head coach Ed Orgeron.
*Center Lloyd Cushenberry III and linebacker K’Lavon Chaisson were presented the jerseys at the beginning of camp, marking just the second time since the tradition began in 2003 that two Tigers have been issued the No. 18 jersey in the same season.
*Cushenberry III is the first offensive lineman to be selected to wear the No. 18 jersey
*As an offensive lineman, the rules of college football prevent Cushenberry III from actually wearing the No. 18 jersey so instead his No. 79 jersey will be accompanied by a No. 18 patch. The Carville native, who played locally at Dutchtown High School, will wear the No. 18 jersey at practice.
*Jersey No. 18 was born when, in 2003, quarterback Matt Mauck guided LSU to its first national championship since 1958. His number became synonymous with success — both on and off the field — as well as a selfless attitude that has become the epitome of being an LSU football player. After his final year with the Tigers, Mauck passed the jersey number down to running back Jacob Hester, who then helped LSU to another national title in 2007.
*Here is a look at the players to wear No. 18:
Years Player Position
2003 Matt Mauck QB
2004-07 Jacob Hester RB
2008-09 Richard Dickson TE
2010 Richard Murphy RB
2011 Brandon Taylor S
2012 Bennie Logan DT
2013 Lamin Barrow LB
2014 Terrence Magee RB
2015-16 Tre’Davious White CB
2017 Christian LaCouture DL
2017 John David Moore FB/TE
2018 Foster Moreau TE
2019 Lloyd Cushenberry III C
2019 K’Lavon Chaisson LB
Second Generation Tigers
*LSU’s roster features two players who are second generation Tigers.
*True freshmen Thomas Perry and Brandon Hubicz are both following in their dads footsteps as LSU football players.
*Thomas Perry, an offensive lineman from Teurlings Catholic in Lafayette, is the son of Adam Perry, who played offensive guard for the Tigers from 1994-97
*Brandon Hubiz, a tight end from Catholic High School in Baton Rouge, is the son of Jim Hubicz, who played offensive tackle and guard for the Tigers from 1986-89.
LSU Family Connections
*LSU has some unique family-football connections on this year’s team. The following is a look at those football-related connections with current Tigers:
*WR Justin Jefferson – younger brother of former LSU starting QB Justin Jefferson (2008-11) and starting DB Rickey Jefferson (2013-16). Jordan is currently on the coaching staff at Colorado State.
*TE Aaron Moffitt – son of LSU strength and conditioning coach Tommy Moffitt. Aaron’s brother Clay just completed a two-year stint on the LSU baseball team.
*SNP Blake Ferguson – younger brother of four-year LSU starting long snapper Reid Ferguson, who is currently in his third year with the Buffalo Bills.
*TE Thaddeus Moss – son of Pro Football Hall of Famer and one of arguably the greatest receiver in NFL history in Randy Moss.
*CB Derek Stingley Jr. – grandson of the late Darryl Stingley, a first round draft pick by the New England Patriots who had his NFL career tragically ended on August 12, 1978 with a spinal cord injury.
*Two current LSU football players – DB Kary Vincent Jr., and DB Mo Hampton Jr. – are two-sport athletes.
*Vincent Jr. ran the lead leg of LSU’s 2018 SEC Championship 4×100 meter relay team.
*Hampton Jr. is a member of the LSU baseball team. The Tennessee native was drafted in the 23rd round of the 2019 Major League Draft and elected to attend LSU. Hampton Jr. was the first player in Tennessee history to earn Mr. Football and Mr. Baseball honors in the same season.
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