Saban Tabs Six Players of the Week

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Saban Tabs Six Players of the Week

BATON ROUGE — The LSU coaching staff singled out six players — two each on offense, defense and special teams — as the player’s of the week following the Tigers 48-0 romp over Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday.

Offensively, freshman running back Joseph Addai and senior offensive guard Rob Sale shared the award. Addai rushed for a career-best 98 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries. Addai also caught two passes for 50 yards, including a career-long 42-yard reception.

Sale graded out at 90 percent at the Tiger offensive line pave the way for another 200-plus yard rushing game for LSU. LSU finished with 205 yards rushing on 47 carries, the Tigers’ fourth consecutive 200-yard rushing game.

On defense, senior strong safety Norman LeJeune and sophomore defensive end Marquise Hill shared the honor. LeJeune led LSU with 11 tackles, which included two for losses and one sack, while Hill added four tackles, one sack and five quarterback hurries.

As a unit, the Tigers held the Cajuns to only 70 yards of total offense, including just 17 yards on the ground. The Cajuns were also 0-for-16 on third down conversions.

Juniors Devery Henderson and Eric Alexander shared the special teams award. Henderson, who leads the Southeastern Conference in kickoff return average at 32.8 yards per return, returned LSU’s only kickoff return 69 yards. Alexander had one tackle on special teams for the Tigers as LSU limited the Cajuns to a 15.4 yard average on seven kickoff returns.