LSU Game Notes: Tigers look to clinch SEC title game spot vs. Arkansas
*LSU (10-0, 6-0 SEC) returns to Tiger Stadium for the first time in nearly a month when the top-ranked Tigers host Arkansas (2-8, 0-6 SEC) at 6 p.m. on Saturday.
*LSU is ranked No. 1 in the AP poll for the fourth straight week and the Tigers hold the top spot in the USA Today Coaches poll for the second consecutive week. LSU was ranked No. 1 in the CFP Rankings last week (Note: new CFP Poll will be released on Tuesday night).
*The Tigers are coming off a 58-37 win over Ole Miss on Saturday in Oxford. LSU set the school-record for yards in a conference game with 714 against the Rebels. It also ranks as the third-most yards in a game featuring two SEC teams in league history.
*Overall, LSU is 3-0 against teams currently ranked in the AP Top 25. The Tigers have four Top 10 wins to its credit this year, which is the most for any LSU team in school history during the regular-season.
*LSU, winners of 11 straight dating back to last year, is 5-0 at home this year and have won six straight and 14 of its last 15 games in Tiger Stadium.
*LSU is off to a 10-0 start for the first time since 2011 and fourth time overall. Other 10-0 starts came in 1908, 1958, and 2011.
*Overall, LSU will be playing its 27th consecutive game as a Top 25 team on Saturday against Arkansas. LSU has been a Top 25 team for 39 of the 44 games under Coach O with 18 of those coming as a Top 10 team.
*LSU head coach Ed Orgeron brings a 35-9 mark in 44 games as the Tiger coach into the contest. Of his 35 wins with the Tigers, 26 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 35 wins through 44 games ranks as the second-most for any coach in LSU history over that span. Only Les Miles (39 wins in 44 games) won more games than Orgeron during the first 44 games of his LSU coaching career. Orgeron ranks ahead of Bernie Moore (33 wins in 44 games); Charles McClendon (32 wins in 44 games) and Nick Saban (31 wins in 44 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 21-1 when having a 100-yard rusher and the Tigers are 33-2 when scoring 20 points.
*LSU leads the SEC in scoring offense (47.8), total offense (556.0), passing offense (390.3), first downs (27.6) and the Tigers are No. 2 in redzone offense (53-of-55).
*LSU’s defense ranks No. 4 in the SEC in rushing yards per game (130.8), No. 9 in total defense (367.8) and scoring defense (23.8).
*For only the fourth time in SEC history – and second time in school history – this year’s LSU offense features a pair of 1,000-yard receivers in Ja’Marr Chase (1,116) and Justin Jefferson (1,010).
*QB Joe Burrow leads the SEC and ranks No. 2 in the nation in passing yards (3,687), passing yards per game (368.7), passing TDs (38), and points responsible for (248). He’s also first in the SEC and No. 3 in the nation in total offense (390.2). He’s already broken the LSU season record for completions, passing yards, TDs, and total offense.
*In 10 games, Burrow has completed 268-of-341 passes for 3,687 yards, 38 TDs and only six interceptions. He’s thrown at least one TD pass in 14 straight games and he’s gone over the 300-yard mark in 10 of the last 13 games.
*WRs Ja’Marr Chase (57 rec., 1,116 yards, 13 TDs) and Justin Jefferson (71 rec., 1,010 yards, 11 TDs) rank Nos.1-3 in the SEC in receiving yards per game with 124.0 and 101.0 yards respectively. Chase now holds the LSU record for receiving TDs in a season (13).
*TE Thaddeus Moss has 32 catches for 355 yards and a TD.
*RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire leads the SEC in rushing TDs with 12. He’s rushed for 100+ yards in five of LSU’s six SEC games. He’s No. 7 in the SEC in rushing yards per game (95.8). Edwards-Helaire has rushed for 958 yards on 158 carries.
*LB Jacob Phillips ranks No. 4 in the SEC in tackles per game (8.2). He has 82 total tackles, while OLB K’Lavon Chaisson is No. 13 in the league in tackles for loss with 8.0.
*CB Derek Stingley leads the SEC in passes defended (14) and he’s tied for the lead league in interceptions (4).
LSU 10-0 for Fourth Time in School History
*No. 1 LSU is out to a 10-0 start for the program’s best start under head coach Ed Orgeron and the best start since the 2011 season.
*The Tigers are 10-0 for the fourth time in school history.
*LSU went 10-0 in 1908, 1958 (finished 11-0) and 2011 (13-1)
*The Tigers have won 11 straight dating back to the Fiesta Bowl against UCF, the fifth-best win streak in school history and the third-longest active streak behind Clemson (26) and Ohio State (16).
*Longest win streaks in school history: 19 (1957-59), 15 (1907-09), 14 (2010-11), 13 (2006-07), 11 (2018-19; 1971-72; 1961-62).
LSU and Arkansas Battle For “The Boot”
*For the 23rd consecutive year, LSU and Arkansas will battle for “The Boot,” a 24-karat gold trophy in the shape of the states of Arkansas and Louisiana that resembles a boot. LSU has won the trophy 15 times – 1996, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017 and 2018.
*Arkansas has claimed the trophy eight times 1998, 2000, 2002, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2014 and 2015.
*“The Boot” will sit on the LSU sidelines during game and will be given to the winning team after the contest.
Tigers are 6-0 in SEC Play for Third Time in School History
*LSU is now 6-0 in SEC Play for the third time in school history and first time since 2011.
*LSU is a victory over Arkansas away from being 7-0 in SEC play for the second time in school history with the other coming in 2011.
*LSU has won seven SEC games during the regular season three times as they went 7-1 in both 2003 and 2005 and 8-0 in 2011.
LSU Earns First No. 1 College Football Playoff Ranking
*LSU is now the consensus No. 1 ranked team in college football as the Tigers moved to No. 1 in the second edition of the College Football Playoff Rankings.
*LSU is also ranked No. 1 in the nation in the Associated Press poll and the USA Today Coaches poll.
*It marked the first time since the College Football Playoff format began in 2014 that LSU has held the No. 1 spot in the CFP Rankings. LSU made its 2019 debut in the CFP Rankings at No. 2.
*With the win over the Crimson Tide, the Tigers moved past Ohio State to the No. 1 spot. In the second edition of the rankings, the Buckeyes moved to No. 2, followed by Clemson, Georgia, and Alabama.
*LSU is 4-0 against teams currently ranked in the CFP Top 25. LSU is the only team in college football with a 4-0 mark against teams ranked in this week’s CFP Top 25.
LSU’s No. 1 In AP Poll
*LSU is No.1 in the AP poll for a fourth-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 Arkansas as the No. 1 team in the country, the 31st 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 33 straight weeks in the AP poll.
LSU Is 26-4 In Games Played As No. 1 Ranked Team
*LSU is 26-4 all-time when ranked as the No. 1 team in the nation by the coaches or AP polls.
*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.
LSU Has Four Top 10 Wins To Its Credit in 2019
*LSU has four Top-10 AP wins in 2019 with victories over No. 10 Texas (45-38), No. 7 Florida (35-28), No. 9 Auburn (23-20) and No. 2 Alabama (46-41)
*LSU is the first team in the AP poll era with four Top-10 wins in its first nine games in SEC history and third ever. The Tigers joined Notre Dame (1943) and Army (1945) as the only teams in college football to do it.
*Last year, LSU won a school-record four games against Top 10 opponents.
*Overall, LSU is 8-1 in its last nine games against Top 10 teams.
*Coach O has nine wins against Top 10 teams in his 44 games as LSU’s head coach. The nine Top 10 wins rank as the third-most for a coach in LSU history, trailing only Les Miles (16 in 12 years) and Charles McClendon (10 in 18 years).
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 9-1 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
*LSU’s Ed Orgeron, who has guided the Tigers to a 10-0 start and a No. 1 national ranking, has been named to the 2019 American Heart Association Bear Bryant Award Watch List
*Orgeron, who is in his fourth season as head coach of the Tigers, has a 35-9 overall mark at LSU with nine of his victories coming against Top 10 opponents, including four in 2019.
*Orgeron is one of 22 coaches from across the country named to the watch list. The list of 22 will be narrowed to a group of finalists in December.
LSU Has Trailed In Second Half Only Twice in 2019
*In ten games this season, LSU has only trailed twice in the second half.
*LSU trailed 28-21 in the third quarter against Florida and 13-10 in the third quarter against Auburn. LSU hasn’t trailed in the fourth quarter this season.
*After falling behind on Florida’s first possession of the third quarter, LSU’s defense forced two punts, intercepted a pass and created a turnover on downs for the Gator’s final four possessions of the game.
*Auburn took its 13-10 lead on its first possession of the second half and from there, the LSU defense forced six straight Auburn punts before the Auburn Tigers scored a TD on its final possession of the game.
*After falling behind in the second half against Florida, the Tiger offense responded with touchdowns on three of its next four possessions. LSU did the same against Auburn, scoring TDs on two of its next four possessions take the lead for good.
Tigers Named to Semifinalist Lists
*LSU quarterback Joe Burrow, safety Grant Delpit, long snapper Blake Ferguson, cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. and wide receivers Ja’Marr Chase and Justin Jefferson have been named semifinalists for college football’s most prestigious awards.
*Burrow is a semifinalist for the Maxwell Award, which goes to the best player in college football and the Davey O’Brien Award, which is awarded to the top quarterback in the country.
*Delpit is a semifinalist for the Thorpe Award, which is given to the nation’s top defensive back. Delpit is third on the team in tackles with 45 and owns four pass breakups.
*Ferguson is a semifinalist for the Wuerffel Trophy, which is college football’s premier award for community service.
*Stingley Jr. is the only freshman in college football selected as a semifinalist for the Bednarik Award, which is given to the Outstanding Defensive Player of the Year in college football. The Baton Rouge native leads the Southeastern Conference in interceptions with four and passes defended with 13.
*Jefferson and Chase are semifinalists for the Biletnikoff Award, which is given to college football’s most outstanding receiver at any position. The duo is the fourth in SEC history with 1,000 receiving yards in the same season and the second in LSu history.
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 138.1
*Ten games into the season, Edwards-Helaire sits atop the SEC in total touchdowns with 13 and rushing TDs with 12. He’s rushed for 958 yards and 12 touchdowns on 154 carries and he’s caught 32 passes for 224 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 268 of 341 with 3,687 yards and 38 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.
*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 eight 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 Breaks Single Season Passing Touchdown Record and Marching Toward SEC Record
*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 ten 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 38 touchdowns in 2019 and is responsible for 41 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 54 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 fifth in SEC history with 38 touchdown passes. He trails Drew Lock of Missouri (44), Tua Tagovailoa of Alabama (43), André Woodson of Kentucky (40) and Danny Wuerffel of Florida (39).
Chase Breaks Single-Season Receiving Touchdown Record
*LSU wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase has 13 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 six touchdowns away from setting the SEC record for receiving touchdowns in a season. Florida’s Reidel Anthony owns the record with 18 in 1996.
*Junior wide receiver Justin Jefferson is behind Chase in the record books with 12 touchdowns this season.
*Jefferson and Chase’s combined 25 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 1,116 on 45 catches and Jefferson is second with 1,010 yards on 71 receptions. Chase is first in the league in yards and Jefferson is third.
*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.
1,000-YARD RECEIVERS • SEASON
PLAYER Year Yards Catches AVG Games to 1,000
Josh Reed 2001 1,740 94 18.5 8
Wendell Davis 1986 1,244 80 15.6 9
Jarvis Landry 2013 1,193 77 15.5 11
Odell Beckham, Jr. 2013 1,152 59 19.5 9
Josh Reed 2000 1,127 65 17.3 10
Ja’Marr Chase 2019 1,116 57 19.6 10
Justin Jefferson 2019 1,010 71 14.2 10
Michael Clayton 2003 1,079 78 13.8 13
Eric Martin 1983 1,064 52 20.5 10
*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 the only teammates with more than 1,000 yards receiving in the nation in 2019.
*The two have combined for 2126 yards and 25 touchdowns on 116 catches. They have combined for more receiving yards than seven SEC teams have passed for the entire season (Tennessee, Auburn, Arkansas, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Vanderbilt and Kentucky).
*Ja’Marr Chase is the first LSU receiver with 3-straight 100-yard games in a single season since Michael Clayton (first three games of 2003 season). Chase has gone for 123 vs. Auburn, 140 at Alabama and 227 at Ole Miss.
*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 42 Yards Away from 1,000 Yard Season
*LSU running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire is in the top-25 in the nation in rushing yards this season with 958.
*The Baton Rouge native is 42 yards away from the 1,000 yard mark this season.
*Edwards-Helaire can become the 14th player in school history to rush for 1,000 or more yards in a season.
*There have been 20 1,000 yard seasons 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.
More on the LSU Offense
*LSU has scored 45 of its 60 offensive TDs on drives of less than 3 minutes.
*On 125 offensive possessions this year, LSU has gone 3-and-out only 16 times. Burrow was the QB for 14 of the 16 3-and-outs.
*QB Joe Burrow has thrown consecutive incomplete passes on the same drive only 12 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 (13 TDs)Justin Jefferson (11 TDs), and Terrace Marshall Jr. (8 TDs) have combined for 32 touchdowns, the most of any trio of receivers in the first 10 games of a season in school history.
*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 seven, 100-yard rushing games in his career and LSU is 7-0 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 32 TD receptions with Chase leading the way with 13 followed by Jefferson with 11 and Marshall with eight.
*Of Jefferson’s 71 receptions, 47 have either resulted in a touchdown or a first down.
*13 of Jefferson’s receptions have been 20 yards or longer
*Of Chase’s 57 receptions, 45 have resulted in either a touchdown or a first down.
*22 of Chase’s receptions have been 20 yards or longer
*Of Marshall’s 28 receptions, 24 have resulted in a first down or touchdown.
*Eight of Marshall’s 28 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 32 passes for 355 yards and a touchdown this year.
*Moss’ 32 receptions rank second for a tight end in a single season. His 355 yards are fourth behind David LaFleur (439, 1996), Malcolm Scott (433, 1981) and Richard Dickson (375, 2007).
*Moss, the son of NFL Hall of Famer Randy Moss, is coming off a six reception, 46 yard game on six targets against Alabama.
*Moss has caught at least one pass in eight of the nine games he played in this year.
*Over the last five games, Moss has combined to catch 29 passes for 279 yards.
LSU Redzone Offense is Second in the Nation
*LSU is fourth in the nation in redzone offense at 96.4 percent success. The Tigers have converted 53 of 55 trips inside the opponent 20-yard line.
*Of the 55 trips inside the redzone, LSU has scored 41 touchdowns and kicked 12 field goals. LSU’s touchdown breakdown in the redzone this year have been 22 passing and 19 rushing.
*LSU did not convert in the redzone for the first time against Auburn. The second time in 2019 came when the Tiger kneeled 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 35 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 35 games as head coach of the Tigers with 26 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 and won by 23 and defeated Ole Miss in Oxford by 21.
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 10 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 3,000 yards in the air and led running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire to 958 yards on the ground.
Burrow’s Streak of 20+ Completions Up to School Record Thirteen Games
*LSU quarterback Joe Burrow has completed 20 or more passes in his last 13 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 and 32 at Ole Miss.
LSU’s 21-1 Under Orgeron When Having A 100-Yard Rusher
*In 44 games under Ed Orgeron, LSU has posted a 21-1 mark when having a 100-yard rusher.
*The Tigers are 5-0 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 and a career-high 172 at Ole Miss.
*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 33-2 Under Orgeron When Reaching the 20-Point Mark
*LSU has a 33-2 mark in 44 games under Ed Orgeron when scoring at least 20 points in a game.
*The Tigers are 10-0 in 2019 when scoring at least 20 points. In games decided in regulation, LSU is 33-1 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-Jefferson TD Tandem Ranks No. 4 in LSU History
*LSU quarterback Joe Burrow has connected with WR Justin Jefferson for 17 touchdowns during their career, which is the third-best touchdown combination in school history.
*Burrow and Jefferson connected for six touchdowns in 2018 and have followed that up with 11 scores in 2019.
*The school record for QB-to-WR TD combinations is held by JaMarcus Russell-Dwayne Bowe, who did it 23 times.
Burrow Over 6,000 Career, 3,000 Season Passing Yards
*LSU quarterback Joe Burrow has thrown for 3,687 yards in 2019 and 6,581 yards in his career.
*With Burrow became the fourth quarterback in school history with more than 3,000 yards in a season after throwing for 393 yards at Alabama.
*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 fourth in school history. He’s on pace to become 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. 6,921 Jeff Wickersham (587-1,005) 1982-85
3. 6,625 JaMarcus Russell (493-797) 2004-06
4. 6,582 Joe Burrow (487-720) 2018-Present
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 1,475 yards in 35 games with the Tigers. He rushed for 31 yards as a true freshman in 2017, followed by 658 in 2018. He has rushed for 958 yards on 158 attempts in 10 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.
Ferguson One of Nine Semifinalists for Wuerffel Trophy
*LSU long snapper Blake Ferguson has been selected as one of nine semifinalists for the Wuerffel Trophy, which is “college football’s premier award for community service”.
*Former Tiger center Rudy Niswanger was the inaugural winner of the Wuerffel Trophy in 2005.
*Last year, Ferguson became the first long snapper in LSU history to be named a permanent team captain. He was also named first team All-America at his position by Phil Steele Magazine, the only organization to recognize a long snapper as part of its All-America team.
*In the classroom, Ferguson has been named to the Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll four times, is in his second term of serving as the chair of the SEC’s Football Leadership Council and has twice been nominated for the AFCA Good Works Teams for his work in the community.
*Ferguson graduated with an undergraduate degree in marketing with a 3.5 grade point average in three years. He’s currently on pace to earn a Master’s in Business Administration from LSU in December.
*In the community, Ferguson, who is a Type I diabetic, has been an advocate for the American Diabetes Association and its research initiatives. He took part in the “Call to Congress” in the spring of 2018 where he joined numerous NFL players as they helped raise awareness and funds for diabetes research in the United States. While in Washington D.C, he met with members of Congress as well as others involved in policy making.
Von Rosenberg Making Most of His Punts
*LSU punter Zach Von Rosenberg has only been called on to punt just 30 times this year, but the junior is making the most of his opportunities.
*On 30 punts, Von Rosenberg is averaging 43 yards a punt.
*Of his 30 punts, 14 have been downed inside the 20-yard line with nine of those coming inside the 10-yard line.
*As unit, LSU ranks No. 5 in the SEC in net punting with a 40.5 yard change in field position on each punt.
*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 in total offense, first downs and passing offense after 10 games.
*LSU is second in the nation in scoring offense, passing offense and total offense.
*Joe Burrow is No. 1 in the nation in completion percentage (78.6 percent) and second in passing touchdowns (38) and passing yards (3,687).
*LSU wide receivers Justin Jefferson, Ja’Marr Chase and Terrace Marshall Jr. are amongst the best receivers in the nation. Chase is second in the nation in receiving touchdowns and Jefferson is sixth. Chase also leads the SEC in receiving yards and fourth in the nation. Jefferson is third in receiving yards and ninth in the country.
Tigers Honored in 2019
*In 2019 season, QB Joe Burrow, 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.
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 35-9 overall mark in his 45 games as the LSU head coach. Of his 35 victories, 15 have come against teams ranked in the Top 25, including nine over Top-10 opponents. Furthermore, of Coach O’s 35 wins, 20 have come against SEC foes and 26 have come by double-digits.
*Under Orgeron, the Tigers have played 39-of-44 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.
*S Grant Delpit leads the way with 24 consecutive starts. C Lloyd Cushenberry III, OG Damien Lewis and QB Joe Burrow have each started 23 straight games, WR Justin Jefferson has started 15 straight games, and S JaCoby Stevens has started 15 straight. RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire, CB Kristian Fulton, OG Adrian Magee, LB Jacob Phillips and CB Derek Stingley are all on streaks of 10-straight games starting.
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 Scores 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 803-415-47, the LSU Football program ranks 12th amongst FBS programs for all-time wins.
*The Fighting Tigers rank fourth in the Southeastern Conference in wins behind Alabama (911), Tennessee (841) and Georgia (825). Auburn is behind LSU at 13th with 772 victories.
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)
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)
2019: 3 (Derek Stingley Jr., Joseph Evans, Cordale Flott)
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).
1,000-Yard Rushing Streak Reaches 6 Years
*LSU went into 2019 riding a streak of six consecutive years with a 1,000-yard rusher.
*Junior Clyde Edwards-Helaire owns 958 yards for the Tigers. He needs just 42 yards to extend the program’s streak of 1,000-yard rushers.
*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 6-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
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 81-0 When Rushing For 100 Yards and Holding Opponents To Less Than 100 Yards
*In the last 175 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 143-22 when that happens.
*Hold the opponent to fewer than 100 yards and the Tigers are 83-5.
*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 81-0.
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 fifth-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 Maurice 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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