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LSU Football – Game Notes vs. Clemson (CFP National Championship)
No. 3 Clemson vs. No. 1 LSU
CFP National Championship
7:15 p.m. CT | January 13, 2020
* LSU (14-0), champions of the Southeastern Conference, will face Clemson (14-0) for the National Championship on Monday, Jan. 13 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. on ESPN.
* LSU will be after its fourth national title. LSU won national titles in 1958, 2003 and 2007.
* LSU is 14-0 for the first time in school history and will look to become just the second team in FBS history to go 15-0 in a season. Six of LSU’s 14 wins have come against teams ranked in the Top 10. Clemson will represent the seventh Top 10 LSU will face this year, the most of any team in college football history. Dating back to 2018, LSU has won 10 games, including seven straight, over Top 10 10 teams.
* LSU and Clemson meet for just the fourth time with the LSU Tigers holding a 2-1 advantage in the series. Every LSU-Clemson meeting has come during the postseason. The teams last played in the 2012 Chick-fil-A Bowl with Clemson winning, 25-24. Other meetings came in the 1959 Sugar Bowl (LSU won 7-0) and the 1996 Peach Bowl (LSU won 10-7).
* LSU goes into the contest having been ranked No. 1 in the AP Poll since Week 10 and No. 1 in the Coaches Poll since Week 12.
* The Tigers, winners of 15 straight dating back to last year, are coming off a 63-28 win over No. 4 Oklahoma in the CFP National Semifinal/Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. The 15-game winning streak ties for the second-longest winning streak in school history.
* Overall, LSU will be playing its 31st consecutive game as a Top 25 team. LSU has been a Top 25 team for 43 of the 48 games under Coach O with 22 of those coming as a Top 10 team.
* National Coach of the Year Ed Orgeron brings a 39-9 mark in 48 games as the Tiger coach into the contest. Of his 39 wins with the Tigers, 30 have come by double-figures, 11 have come against Top 10 teams and 17 have come against teams ranked in the Top 25.
* Coach O’s 39 wins through 48 games ranks as the second-most for any coach in LSU history over that span. Only Les Miles (40 wins in 48 games) won more games than Orgeron during the first 47 games of his LSU coaching career.
* Orgeron’s 11 Top 10 wins ranks second among all LSU head coaches, trailing only Les Miles (16 in 12 years). Orgeron is 11-3 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 37-2 when reaching the 20-point mark.
* LSU leads the nation in total offense with 564.1 yards per game. In 14 games, the Tigers have gone over the 500-yard mark 11 times, which includes four 600-yard games and one 700-yard game.
* The Tigers are also No. 1 nationally in scoring offense (48.9) and redzone offense (68-of-70). The Tigers are No. 2 nationally in passing offense (397.2). LSU has scored 40 or more points a school-record 11 times, which includes five 50-point games and three 60-point games.
* LSU’s defense, which have allowed only 47 first quarter points all season, is giving up 21.6 points and 339.3 total yards (118.0 rushing, 221.9 passing) per game.
* LSU’s held its last three opponents, which includes a pair of Top 5 ranked teams, to a combined 45 points and 230 rushing yards.
* This year’s LSU offense is the first in the history of the college football to feature a 5,000-yard passer (Joe Burrow with 5,208 yards), a 1,000-yard rusher (Clyde Edwards-Helaire with 1,304), and two 1,000-yard receivers (Ja’Marr Chase with 1,559 and Justin Jefferson with 1,434).
* Heisman Trophy winning QB Joe Burrow is first player in SEC history to go over the 4,000-yard/40 TD mark and the 5,000-yard/50 TD mark. He’s the SEC single-season record holder for passing yards (5,208) and passing TDs (55).
* QB Joe Burrow leads the nation in passing TDs (55), completion percentage (77.6) and points responsible for (354), and he’s second nationally in passing yards (5,208), yards per game (372.0), and total offense (394.2).
* In 14 games, Burrow has completed 371-of-478 passes for 5,208 yards, 55 TDs and only six interceptions. He’s thrown at least one TD pass in 18 straight games and he’s gone over the 300-yard mark in 14 of the last 17 games.
* Biletnikoff Award winner Ja’Marr Chase and Justin Jefferson are both tied for the SEC single-season record with 18 receptions, which ranks No. 1 nationally. Chase has 75 receptions for 1,559 yards, while Jefferson has caught an SEC record 102 passes for 1,434 yards.
* TE Thaddeus Moss holds the LSU single-season record for both receptions (42) and receiving yards (534) by a tight end.
* RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire led the SEC in rushing TDs with 16 and he’s No. 4 in the league in total TDs (17). He rushed for 100+ yards in six of LSU’s nine SEC games. His 1,304 rushing yards are the third-most in the SEC.
* LB Jacob Phillips leads the Tigers in tackles with 105; OLB K’Lavon Chaisson is first on team in sacks (6.5) and tackles for loss (13.5).
* Consensus All-America CB Derek Stingley led the SEC in both interceptions (6) and passes defended (21).
LSU Wins First College Football Playoff Game; Clinches Spot in National Championship
* No. 1 LSU, champions of the Southeastern Conference, defeated No. 4 Oklahoma 63-28 in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl to clinch a spot in the College Football Playoff National Championship.
* In their first CFP Semifinal appearance, the Tigers routed the Sooners for the most dominating win the in CFP era.
* LSU will be making its fourth national championship appearance with others coming in the BCS era.
* LSU won the 2003 national title in New Orleans with a 21-14 win over Oklahoma and the Tigers followed that four years later with a 38-24 victory over Ohio State to claim the 2007 title. The last championship appearance came in 2011, a 21-0 loss to Alabama.
The Superdome – LSU’s Home Away From Home
* LSU will travel to its home away from home, going 80 miles down Interstate 10 to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, for the CFP National Championship Game.
* The game against Clemson will be LSU’s first in the building since a 27-0 win over BYU to open the 2017 season.
* LSU is 14-5 all-time in games played in the Superdome, which includes a 4-3 record in bowl games
* LSU’s other 10 wins in the Superdome have come against Tulane and BYU.
* Since 2000, LSU is 6-1 in the Superdome.
* The following is a look at LSU’s history in the Superdome:
SEASON EVENT/BOWL (OPPONENT) RESULTS
1975 Regular Season game (Tulane) W, 42-6
1977 Regular Season game (Tulane) W, 20-17
1979 Regular Season game (#18 Tulane) L, 24-13
1981 Regular Season game (Tulane) L, 48-7
1983 Regular Season game (Tulane) W, 20-7
1984 Sugar Bowl (#5 Nebraska) L, 28-10
1985 Regular Season game (Tulane) W, 31-19
1986 Sugar Bowl (#6 Nebraska) L, 30-15
1987 Regular Season game (Tulane) W, 41-36
1989 Regular Season game (Tulane) W, 27-7
1991 Regular Season game (Tulane) W, 39-20
1994 Regular Season game (Tulane) W, 49-25
2001 Sugar Bowl (#7 Illinois) W, 47-34
2003 Sugar Bowl/BCS National Championship (#3 Oklahoma) W, 21-14
2006 Sugar Bowl (#11 Notre Dame) W, 41-14
2007 Regular Season game (Tulane) W, 34-9
2007 BCS National Championship (#1 Ohio State) W, 38-24
2011 BCS National Championship (#2 Alabama) L, 21-0
2017 Regular Season game (BYU) W, 27-0
2020 CFP National Championship (#3 Clemson) –
LSU’s At Home In A Dome
* LSU will be making its 42nd overall appearance in a domed stadium against Clemson in the CFP National Championship at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
* LSU has won nine straight in domed venues dating back to a 37-27 season-opening victory over TCU in AT&T Stadium in 2013.
* The Tigers are 33-8 all-time in domed stadiums.
* LSU will be making its second appearance in a dome this season. The team played Georgia in the SEC Championship Game, a 37-10 victory, and Oklahoma in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, a 63-28 win.
* 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
Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Atlanta) 2-0 def. Oklahoma, 63-28, in 2019 Chick-fil-A Peach 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
Tigers Playing in 52nd Bowl
* The LSU football program will be making its 52nd appearance in a bowl game when the Tigers face Clemson in the CFP National Championship Game
* LSU is 27-23-1 all-time in bowl games. LSU defeated No. 4 Oklahoma, 63-28, in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl on Dec. 28.
* The 52 bowl appearances is eighth among all FBS schools, while the 27 victories is ninth all-time.
LSU vs. Non-Conference Foes Under Orgeron
* LSU is 15-2 vs. non-conference opponents under Coach Orgeron.
* The Tigers have won their last ten non-SEC games under Orgeron.
* Clemson will be the third Top 10 non-conference opponent LSU faces this year.
* The Tigers beat then-No. 9 Texas, 45-38, in Austin in week 2 and defeated No. 4 Oklahoma, 63-28, in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.
LSU vs. the ACC
* LSU is 38-27 all-time against current Atlantic Coast Conference member institutions in program history.
* The Tigers are familiar with the conference after having played Louisville, Syracuse, Clemson, Miami and North Carolina in recent history.
* The Tigers have played Georgia Tech the most at 19 times since 1915. The last meeting against an ACC team came to start the 2018 season in AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The Tigers defeated No. 8 Miami, 33-17.
LSU To Face Its Seventh Top 10 Opponent In 2019 – Most Top 10 Games In A Season
* LSU will face its seventh Top 10 opponent in 2019 on Monday against No. 3 Clemson.
* The seven Top 10 contests are the most in school history in a single-season.
* LSU faced five Top 10 opponents in 2018 for the previous season high.
* LSU is 6-0 this year against Top 10 teams and the Tigers have won seven straight and 10 of their last 11 against teams ranked in the Top 10.
* LSU is the fourth team ever to beat five AP top 10 teams in a season and the second to do so prior to their bowl game (Notre Dame, 1943).
* LSU is 11-3 against Top 10 teams under Ed Orgeron.
LSU Is 80-9 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 80-9 against non-SEC foes during that span.
* Of the 80 wins, 20 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’s 15-game Win Streak Third Longest in School History; Third in the Nation
* LSU’s 15-game winning streak ranks as the nation’s second-longest in the nation and tied for the second-longest streak in school history.
* LSU won a school-record 19 straight games over the 1957-58-59 seasons.
* The 15-game winning streak is tied for second in school history. The other came from 1907-09.
* 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. UCF, 40-32 on Jan. 1, 2019 —
15 games def. Baylor, 48-0, on Nov. 30, 1907 lost Sewanee, 15-6, on Oct. 30, 1909
LSU Has Only Trailed FiveTimes in 2019
* LSU goes into the CFP National Championship Game having trailed only five times in 2019 and the Tigers haven’t trailed by more than a touchdown all season.
* LSU is currently riding a streak of 25 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 Vanderbilt (7-0 in 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 1Q LSU scored TD 2:38 later to take lead for good
Vanderbilt Vandy up 7-0 at 11:04 mark in 1Q LSU scored TD 1:13 later to tie and won 66-38
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 Will Make Its 33rd Appearance on ESPN’s College GameDay
* ESPN College GameDay will be in New Orleans for the CFP National Championship between No. 1 LSU and No. 3 Clemson.
* It will be the 32nd time LSU is involved in a game with ESPN College GameDay on location.
* The Tigers have now made at least one appearance on the popular show in 16 of the last 17 seasons.
* LSU is 20-12 in games in which ESPN College GameDay is on hand.
* Lee Corso has picked LSU and put on the Mike the Tiger head 22 times. The Tigers are 16-6 overall when picked by Corso to win the game, including 4-0 in 2019.
* Corso donned the Mike the Tiger head in Austin, in Baton Rouge for the Florida matchup, in Tuscaloosa for the game against Alabama and in Atlanta for the SEC Championship game against Georgia.
* LSU last appeared on ESPN College Gameday for the Tigers’ top-four matchup against Georgia, a 37-10 win.
* The following is a look at visits by ESPN College GameDay that involved an LSU game:
Season Matchup Location Result
1996 #11 LSU vs. #10 Alabama Baton Rouge – PMAC ramps L, 26-0
1997 #14 LSU vs. #1 Florida Baton Rouge – PMAC ramps W, 28-21
2003 #11 LSU vs. #7 Georgia Baton Rouge – PMAC ramps W, 17-10
2003 #5 Georgia vs. No. 3 LSU Atlanta, Ga. W, 34-13
2004 #2 LSU vs. #3 Oklahoma New Orleans, La. W, 21-14
2004 #4 LSU vs. Oregon State Baton Rouge – Parade Grounds W, 22-21 OT
2005 #5 LSU at #4 Alabama Tuscaloosa, Ala. W, 16-13 OT
2006 #9 LSU at #5 Florida Gainesville, Fla. L, 23-10
2007 #2 LSU vs. #9 Virginia Tech Baton Rouge – Parade Grounds W, 48-7
2007 #1 LSU vs. #9 Florida Baton Rouge – Parade Grounds W, 28-24
2007 #2 LSU vs. #1 Ohio State New Orleans, La. W, 38-24
2008 #6 LSU at #9 Auburn Auburn, Ala. W, 26-21
2008 #15 LSU vs. #1 Alabama Baton Rouge – Old Front Nine L, 27-21 OT
2009 #4 LSU vs. #1 Florida Baton Rouge – Parade Grounds L, 13-3
2010 #16 LSU vs. #18 North Carolina Atlanta, Ga. W, 30-24
2011 #4 LSU vs. #3 Oregon Arlington, Texas W, 40-27
2011 #2/3 LSU at #16 West Virginia Morgantown, W.Va. W, 47-21
2011 #1 LSU vs. #2 Alabama Tuscaloosa, Ala. W, 9-6 (OT)
2011 #1 LSU vs. #12 Georgia Atlanta, Ga. W, 42-10
2011 #1 LSU vs. #2 Alabama New Orleans, La. L, 21-0
2012 #5 LSU vs. #1 Alabama Baton Rouge – Parade Grounds L, 21-17
2013 #6 LSU at #9 Georgia Athens, Ga. L, 44-41
2013 #10 LSU at #1 Alabama Tuscaloosa, Ala. L, 38-17
2014 #24/23 LSU vs. #3 Ole Miss Baton Rouge – Parade Grounds W, 10-7
2015 #2 LSU at #4 Alabama Tuscaloosa, Ala. L, 30-16
2016 #6 LSU vs. Wisconsin Green Bay, Wisc L, 16-14
2016 #19 LSU vs. #1 Alabama Baton Rouge – LSU Quad L, 10-0
2018 #4 LSU vs. #1 Alabama Baton Rouge – LSU Quad L, 29-0
2019 #6 LSU at #10 Texas Austin, Texas W, 45-38
2019 #5 LSU vs. No. 7 Florida Baton Rouge, La. – LSU Quad W, 42-28
2019 #1 LSU at No. 2 Alabama Tuscaloosa, Ala. W, 46-41
2019 #2 LSU vs. No. 4 Georgia Atlanta, Ga. W, 37-10
2019 #1 LSU vs. No. 3 Clemson New Orleans, La. —
LSU’s Defense Hits Stride Over Last Four Games
* LSU’s defense has played its best football of the season over the past four games as the Tigers have allowed a combined 65 points in wins over Arkansas, Texas A&M, Georgia and Oklahoma.
* Over that 4-game span, the Tigers have allowed only 10 first quarter points and 23 in the first half.
* Against Georgia in the SEC title game, LSU held the Bulldogs to a season-low 10 points and to 286 total yards, well below its season average of 420.6. The Tigers limited Georgia to a season-low 61 rushing yards, 139 below its season average of 200.0 entering the contest.
* Against, Texas A&M, LSU held the Aggies to season lows for both points (7) and total yards (169). The Aggies entered the game averaging 32.7 points and 419.7 total yards per game.
* Against, Oklahoma, LSU held the Sooners to season low for rushing yards (97), passing touchdowns (0), first downs (16) and total yards (322).
* Over its last four games, LSU has held opponents to a combined 1,081 total yards (270.3 per game) and have intercepted six passes (3 vs. Texas A&M, 2 vs. Georgia and 1 vs. Oklaoma).
Orgeron Owns 11 Top-10 Wins Since Taking Over in 2016
* Since taking over as the LSU head coach in 2016, Ed Orgeron owns 11 top-10 wins.
* Orgeron’s top-10 wins are the most in the nation in that span.
* Orgeron’s teams have won 10 of the last 11 meetings against top-10 teams.
* Seventeen of Orgeron’s 39 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 defeated No. 9 Texas, No. 7 Florida, No. 9 Auburn, No. 2 Alabama, No. 4 Georgia and No. 4 Oklahoma in 2019
Double-Digit Wins Under Coach O
* Ed Orgeron has won 39 games as head coach of the Tigers with 30 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, closed out the regular season with a win by 43 points over Texas A&M, shut down Georgia in the SEC Championship Game with a 27-point victory and routed Oklahoma in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl by 35.
LSU Sets School Record for Most 40-Point Games in School History
* LSU has now scored 40 or more points 11 times this year for a new school record.
* The 11 games with 40 or more points broke the record of nine set in 2011.
* LSU has scored 684 points in 14 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.
* LSU is tied with the 2018 Alabama team for the SEC record.
* LSU is averaging 48.9 points per game, which will break the record of 38 set in 2007.
Football Wins 12th SEC Championship in Rout of Georgia
* LSU claimed its 12th SEC Championship in a rout of Georgia, 37-10, in Atlanta.
* The victory marked the first time the Tigers have won the league title since 2011
* It’s the fifth SEC Championship for the program since the league adopted a championship game in 1992.
* LSU’s other SEC titles came in 1935, ’36, ’58, ’61, ’70, ’86, ’88, 2001, ’03, ’07, ’11 and this season.
LSU Becomes Third SEC Program to Go 14-0
* The 2019 LSU team is only the fifth team in SEC history and third program to go 14-0.
* With a win over Clemson, the Tigers would become the first team in SEC history to go 15-0.
* 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 was only the ninth team in league history to reach the 13-0 mark.
* Alabama has done it four times, Auburn and LSU have done it twice, and Tennessee has done it once.
14 Tigers to Play in CFP National Championship Game with Degrees
* Following winter graduation, a total of 14 LSU players will play the College Football National Championship Game as LSU graduates.
* Here’s the list of college graduates on the LSU roster for the championship game:
Name Major (School) Graduation Date
Joe Burrow Consumer/Family Financial Services (Ohio State) Spring, 2018
Master of Arts in the Liberal Arts (LSU) Fall, 2019
Connor Culp Business Fall, 2019
Lloyd Cushenberry III Sports Administration Fall, 2019
Derrick Dillon Interdisciplinary Studies Fall, 2019
Michael Divinity Jr. Interdisciplinary Studies Fall, 2019
Breiden Fehoko Communication Studies Summer, 2019
Blake Ferguson Marketing Spring, 2018
Master of Business Administration Fall, 2019
Kristian Fulton Sports Administration Fall, 2019
Rashard Lawrence Sports Administration Fall, 2019
Adrian Magee Interdisciplinary Studies Fall, 2019
Stephen Sullivan Interdisciplinary Studies Summer, 2019
Ray Thornton Interdisciplinary Studies Fall, 2019
Badara Traore Interdisciplinary Studies Fall, 2019
Zach Von Rosenberg Interdisciplinary Studies Fall, 2019
CFP Semifinals Records Broken (vs. Oklahoma)
* Joe Burrow (29-39, 493 Yards, 7 TDs, 5 Rush, 26 yards, 1 TD)
* Touchdowns Responsible For – 8 (7 Pass, 1 Rush)
* Pass Touchdowns (7)
* Pass Yards in a Half (403)
* Pass Yards in a Game (493)
* Total Yards in a Game (515)
* Most Points Responsible For (48)
* Justin Jefferson:
* Receiving Touchdowns in a Game (4)
* Points Scored (24) – Matched Sony Michel (UGA): 3 rush TD, 1 rec. TD
* Receiving Yards in a Game (227)
* Receptions in a Game (14)
* Receiving Yds in a Half (186)
* Cade York: Most PATs (9)
* K’Lavon Chaisson: Most Sacks (2); Four Others
* Points in a Half: 49
* Points in a Game: 63
* Points in a Quarter: 28
* Touchdowns: 9 (7 Pass TD, 2 Rush TD)
* Total Yards: 692
* Passing Yards: 532 (Burrow, 493 and Brennan, 39)
* Completions: 29 (Tied with Jameis Winston/Jan. 1, 2015)
* Yards Per Attempt: 12.7 avg.
* Yards Per Play: 9.4 avg.
* First Downs: 31
* First Downs Passing: 20
* Longest Scoring Drive: 9 plays, 75 yards, 5:40 TOP
* Quickest Scoring Drive: 2 plays, 75 yards, 0:27 TOP.
* LSU owns the seven fastest scoring drives in CFP semifinal history. Previous fastest was 3:06 by Bama.
Burrow Becomes LSU’s Second Heisman Trophy Winner; Most Dominant in History of Award
* For the first time in 60 years, an LSU Football player staked his claim to the highest individual honor in collegiate sports, the Heisman Memorial Trophy.
* Senior quarterback Joe Burrow was announced as the 2019 winner, joining Billy Cannon as the second LSU player to win the award.
* The vote was a historic runaway. With 841 first-place votes (893 ballots tabulated from 927 voters), Burrow set Heisman Trophy records for receiving the highest percentage of first-place votes in history (90.7 percent), broke O.J. Simpson’s largest margin of victory (1,846 points), earned the highest percentage of possible points (93.8 percent) and the highest percentage of ballots received (95.5 percent).
Burrow Becomes Most Decorated LSU Athlete Ever
* LSU quarterback Joe Burrow will go down as the most decorated LSU Football player in the school’s 126-season history as the Ohio native earned recognition for every major award during the month of December.
* In addition to the Heisman Trophy, Burrow also earned player of the year recognition by the Maxwell Award,
Walter Camp Football Foundation and Associated Press.
* Burrow has been honored with first team All-America honors by every publication and is the first LSU quarterback and 10th player to be named a unanimous All-American.
* Burrow was recognized as the top quarterback in the nation by the Davey O’Brien Foundation and Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Educational Foundation.
* In addition to his honors nationally, Burrow was named the SEC Offensive Player of the year by the AP and league coaches. His AP honor was unanimous.
* Burrow also earned unanimous first team All-SEC honors by the media and coaches.
* Burrow joins Bert Jones (1972) as the only two All-America quarterbacks in LSU history.
Chase Wins Biletnikoff Award – Nation’s Top Receiver
* Sophomore Ja’Marr Chase became the second player in school history to win the Biletnikoff Award, which is given annually to the top receiver in college football.
* Chase has led LSU to an offensive overhaul and helped rewrite the school’s record books with 75 catches for 1,559 yards and 18 touchdowns.
* Chase is tied for the SEC and LSU record for receiving touchdowns in a season.
* He was chosen to the first team All-SEC by the coaches and a unanimous choice by the AP.
* The New Orleans native has been honored with first team All-America honors by every publication. He is the 11th LSU player to be named a unanimous All-American and the second receiver in school history, joining Gus Tinsley in 1936.
Delpit Takes Home Thorpe Award – Nation’s Top Defensive Back
* Junior safety Grant Delpit was named the winner of the Thorpe Award, which is presented to the top defensive back in college football.
* Delpit joined Patrick Peterson and Morris Claiborne as the only other LSU players to win the award.
* The consensus All-American in 2019 was also selected to the first team All-SEC by the league coaches.
* Delpit is fourth on the team with 59 tackles to go along with 3.5 tackles for loss, one sack and two interceptions.
Five Players Match Record for First Team All-Americans
* LSU matched the school record for first team All-America honors in 2019.
* Quarterback Joe Burrow and wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase were both unanimous All-Americans.
* On the defense, safety Grant Delpit and cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. were both recognized as consensus All-Americans.
* Offensive lineman Damien Lewis also earned first-team honors by The Athletic.
Orgeron Honored with National Coach of the Year Honors
* LSU head coach Ed Orgeron earned the Eddie Robinson, Walter Camp, AP and Home Depot Coach of the Year honors after leading the Tigers to a 13-0 record, five wins over top-10 teams and a berth in the College Football Playoff.
* It’s the first time Orgeron has been honored as a national coach of the year.
* Nick Saban earned the honors in 2003 and Les Miles was recognized in 2011.
Eleven Recognized with SEC Honors
* Eleven LSU players earns spots the AP and/or coaches All-SEC teams.
* QB Joe Burrow, WR Ja’Marr Chase and RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire were unanimous first team All-SEC selections by the AP. DB Derek Stingley Jr. was on the AP first Team All-SEC and S Grant Delpit, LB K’Lavon Chaisson, CB Kristian Fulton, WR Justin Jefferson PK Cade York and OL Damien Lewis were on the second team.
* The AP named Burrow the SEC offensive Player of the Year, Orgeron the SEC Coach of the Year and Stingley as the SEC Newcomer of the Year.
* The SEC coaches tabbed Burrow, Chaisson, Chase, C Lloyd Cushenberry III and Delpit on the first team. Edwards-Helaire, DL Rashard Lawrence, Lewis, OL Adrian Magee, S JaCoby Stevens and Stingley were on the second team.
* Orgeron was the Coach of the Year and Burrow the Offensive Player of the Year.
Brady Named Broyles Award Winner
* LSU passing game coordinator and wide receiver coach Joe Brady has been named the winner of the Broyles Award, which is presented to the top assistant coach in college football.
* Brady became LSU’s second winner of the Broyles Award, joining John Chavis who won the award as the Tiger defensive coordinator in 2011.
* Brady is also the first Broyles Award winner with a title other than offensive or defensive coordinator.
* Brady, in his first year with the Tigers after spending two seasons on the New Orleans Saints staff, and offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger have transformed the LSU offense into the most explosive unit in college football.* The Tigers are averaging a school-record 48.9 points per game. The Tigers led the nation in total offense (564.1 yards per game) and rank No. 1 in the SEC and No. 2 nationally in passing offense (397.2).
LSU’s Undefeated Regular Season 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).
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 seventh-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 Clemson as the No. 1 team in the country, the 35th 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 36 straight weeks in the AP poll.
LSU Is 30-4 In Games Played As No. 1 Ranked Team
* LSU is 30-4 all-time when ranked as the No. 1 team in the nation by the Coaches or AP polls.
* The Tigers are 6-0 in 2019 at No. 1 with wins over No. 2 Alabama, Ole Miss, Arkansas, Texas A&M, No. 4 Georgia and No. 4 Oklahoma
* 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 reached the 8-win mark for the 20th consecutive season, the most among Power 5 schools along with Oklahoma.
* Boise State 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).
Burrow, Edwards-Helaire, Chase and Jefferson Make SEC History
* LSU is the first team in SEC history with a 4,000 or 5,000 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.
* Prior to this 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 then hit the 5,000 yard mark in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl against Oklahoma. He became the first quarterback in SEC history to throw for more than 5,000 yards in a season.
Burrow Breaks 5,000 Passing Yards and 50 Passing Touchdown Marks
* LSU quarterback Joe Burrow has thrown for 5,208 yards and 55 touchdowns in 2019.
* He’s the only player in SEC history to throw for both 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns and 4,000 yards and 40 TDs in a season.
* Against Texas A&M, Burrow broke the SEC single-season passing record owned by Kentucky’s Tim Couch (1998, 4,275).
* In the SEC Championship game against Georgia, Burrow broke the tie with Drew Lock of Missouri for the single season touchdown passes record and now stands at 55.
* Burrow is just the fourth player in SEC history to pass for more than 4,000 yards in a season.
* He is the fourth player in SEC history to throw 40 or more touchdown passes in a season.
TOUCHDOWN PASSES PASSING YARDS
SINGLE SEASON – SEC SINGLE SEASON – SEC
1. 55 Joe Burrow, LSU 2019 1. 5,208 Joe Burrow (371-478) 2019
2. 44 Drew Lock, Missouri 2017 2. 4,275 Tim Couch, Kentucky (400-553) 1998
3. 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 2,337 yards on the ground and 5,561 through the air in 13 games in 2019.
* LSU has 7,898 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).
* The LSU offense registered 714 yards at Ole Miss for the most in an SEC game in school history and second against any opponent, just shy of the record of 746 against Rice in 1977.
Chase, Jefferson Own LSU and SEC Single-Season Receiving Touchdown Record
* LSU wide receivers Ja’Marr Chase and Justin Jefferson have 18 touchdown receptions in 2019 for the most in a single season in school history and tied for the most in SEC history.
* Chase broke Dwayne Bowe’s record of 12 set in 2006 on a 61-yard pass from Joe Burrow in the fourth quarter of the Ole Miss game.
* Chase tied Florida’s Reidel Anthony (1996) for the SEC record for touchdown receptions in a season in the SEC Championship game.
* A four-touchdown performance in the Chilck-fil-A Peach Bowl against Oklahoma helped Jefferson tie the record with Chase and Reidel.
* Sophomore Terrace Marshall Jr. is also third on the team with 12 touchdowns.
* Jefferson and Chase’s combined 36 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 and Marshall are the only trio in SEC history with 12 or more touchdowns in a 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 1,559 on 75 catches and Jefferson is second with 1,434 yards on 102 receptions. Chase and Jefferson are second and third in the nation in receiving yards.
* 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
Ja’Marr Chase 2019 1,498 73 20.5 10
Wendell Davis 1986 1,244 80 15.6 9
Justin Jefferson 2019 1,207 88 13.7 10
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
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 one of six sets of teammates with more than 1,000 yards receiving in the nation in 2019. Hawaii has three players with more than 1,000 receiving yards.
* 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 went for five straight: 123 vs. Auburn, 140 at Alabama, 227 at Ole Miss, 144 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 was 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 1,305
* 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 RUSHERS • Season
PLAYER Year Yards Carries AVG Games to 1,000
Leonard Fournette 2015 1,953 300 6.5 5
Charles Alexander 1977 1,686 311 5.4 7
Jeremy Hill* 2013 1,401 203 6.9 10
Derrius Guice 2016 1,387 183 7.6 11
Clyde Edwards-Helaire 2019 1,305 199 6.6 10
Kevin Faulk 1996 1,282 248 5.2 9
Kevin Faulk 1998 1,279 229 5.6 9
Dalton Hilliard 1984 1,268 254 5.0 9
Derrius Guice* 2017 1,251 237 5.3 10
Charles Scott 2008 1,174 217 5.4 10
Charles Alexander 1978 1,172 281 4.2 10
Stevan Ridley 2010 1,147 249 4.6 12
Kevin Faulk* 1997 1,144 205 5.6 8
Dalton Hilliard 1985 1,134 258 4.4 11
Terry Robiskie 1976 1,117 224 5.0 10
Jacob Hester 2007 1,103 225 4.9 13
Nick Brossette 2018 1,039 240 4.3 13
Leonard Fournette 2014 1,034 187 5.5 13
Justin Vincent 2003 1,001 154 6.5 14
Harvey Williams 1987 1,001 154 6.5 11
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 1,290 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 1,305 yards
More on the LSU Offense
* LSU has scored 67 of its 87 offensive TDs on drives of less than 3 minutes.
* On 186 offensive possessions this year, LSU has gone 3-and-out only 20 times.
* QB Joe Burrow has thrown consecutive incomplete passes on the same drive only 19times this year. He has thrown three-straight incompletion on the same drive only three times this season (at Texas, vs. Georgia, SEC Championship, vs. Oklahoma, Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl).
* He’s only thrown consecutive incomplete passes in the fourth quarter twice this year.
* LSU’s WR trio of Ja’Marr Chase (18 TDs)Justin Jefferson (18 TDs), and Terrace Marshall Jr. (12 TDs) have combined for 48 touchdowns.
* Burrow is averaging a TD pass for every 8 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.
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 48 TD receptions with Chase and Jefferson leading the way with 18 followed by Marshall with 12.
* Of Jefferson’s 102 receptions, 67 have either resulted in a touchdown or a first down.
* 17 of Jefferson’s 102 receptions have been 20 yards or longer
* Of Chase’s 75 receptions, 59 have resulted in either a touchdown or a first down.
* 31 of Chase’s 75 receptions have been 20 yards or longer
* Of Marshall’s 43 receptions, 36 have resulted in a first down or touchdown.
* Ten of Marshall’s 43 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 42 passes for 534 yards and two touchdowns this year.
* Moss’ 42 receptions and 534 yards are the most by a tight end in a season in school history.
* Moss has caught at least one pass in 11 of the 13 games he played in this year.
LSU Redzone Offense is Second in the Nation
* LSU is first in the nation in redzone offense at 97 percent success. The Tigers have converted 68 of 70 trips inside the opponent 20-yard line.
* Of the 70 trips inside the redzone, LSU has scored 55 touchdowns and kicked 13 field goals. LSU’s touchdown breakdown in the redzone this year have been 31 passing and 24 rushing.
* LSU did not convert in the redzone for the first time against Auburn. The second time in 2019 came when the Tigers did “victory” formation in the redzone at the end of the 58-37 win over Ole Miss.
Tigers Are Bowl Eligible For 20th Straight Season
* With the win over Florida in week seven, LSU became 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).
Burrow’s Streak of 20+ Completions Up to Seventeen Games
* LSU quarterback Joe Burrow has completed 20 or more passes in his last 17 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, 23 vs. Texas A&M, 28 vs. Georgia and 29 vs. Oklahoma.
LSU’s 22-1 Under Orgeron When Having A 100-Yard Rusher
* In 48 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 37-2 Under Orgeron When Reaching the 20-Point Mark
* LSU has a 37-2 mark in 48 games under Ed Orgeron when scoring at least 20 points in a game.
* The Tigers are 14-0 in 2019 when scoring at least 20 points. In games decided in regulation, LSU is 36-1 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 Tandems Rank No. 2 in LSU History
* LSU quarterback Joe Burrow has connected with WR Justin jefferson for 24 touchdowns in his career, which is the second-best touchdown combination in school history. The duo has connected 18 times in 2019 and finished with six in 2018.
* Burrow and Chase have connected for 21 touchdowns with 18 in 2019 and 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 8,000 Career, 5,000 Season Passing Yards
* LSU quarterback Joe Burrow has thrown for 5,208 yards in 2019 and 8,102 yards in his LSU 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 more than 4,000 yards in a season.
* Burrow is the fifth quarterback in school history to throw for more than 6,000 yards in a career and the second to throw for more than 8,000.
Career Passing Yards Gained
1. 9,115 Tommy Hodson (674-1,163) 1986-89
2. 8,102 Joe Burrow (590-857) 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 1,993 yards in 40 games with the Tigers. He rushed for 31 yards as a true freshman in 2017, followed by 658 in 2018. He has rushed for 1,302 yards on 199 attempts in 14 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 40 times this year, but the junior is making the most of his opportunities.
* On 40 punts, Von Rosenberg is averaging 42.5 yards a punt.
* Of his 40 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 nation in total offense and red zone offense. The Tigers are second in the nation in passing offense and first down offense.
* Joe Burrow is No. 1 in the nation in completion percentage (77.6 percent) and passing touchdowns (55) and second in and passing yards (5,208).
* LSU wide receivers Justin Jefferson and Ja’Marr Chase are amongst the best receivers in the nation. They are first in the nation in receiving touchdowns. Chase is second and Jefferson is third in the nation in receiving yards.
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 39-9 overall mark in his 48 games as the LSU head coach. Of his 39 victories, 17 have come against teams ranked in the Top 25, including 11 over Top-10 opponents. Furthermore, of Coach O’s 39 wins, 23 have come against SEC foes and 30 have come by double-digits.
* Under Orgeron, the Tigers have played 43-of-48 games ranked in the Top 25.
Consecutive Starts of 10 or More
* Fourteen 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 27 straight games, WR Justin Jefferson and S JaCoby Stevens have started 19 straight. CB Kristian Fulton, OG Adrian Magee, LB Jacob Phillips and CB Derek Stingley are all on streaks of 14-straight games starting. LB Patrick Queen is also on a streak of 12-straight games with a start. WR Ja’Marr Chase, TE Thad Moss and NT Tyler Shelvin have started 11-straight games. LB K’Lavon Chaisson is also on a streak of 10 games.
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 811-415-47, the LSU Football program ranks 12th amongst FBS programs for all-time wins.
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.
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.
* 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 84-0 When Rushing For 100 Yards and Holding Opponents To Less Than 100 Yards
* In the last 180 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 147-22 when that happens.
* Hold the opponent to fewer than 100 yards and the Tigers are 86-5.
* 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 84-0.
* The following is a look at LSU’s rushing numbers and have the Tigers have fared in those games:
Year LSU 100+ LSU 100- Opp 100+ Opp 100- LSU 100+/Opp 100-
2005 10-0 1-2 3-1 8-1 7-0
2006 10-0 1-2 5-0 6-2 6-0
2007 11-2 1-0 3-2 9-0 8-0
2008 8-3 0-2 2-5 6-0 6-0
2009 8-0 1-4 7-4 2-0 2-0
2010 11-2 0-0 7-1 5-0 5-0
2011 13-0 0-1 4-1 9-0 9-0
2012 9-1 1-2 4-2 6-1 6-0
2013 10-1 0-2 6-3 4-0 4-0
2014 8-3 0-2 4-4 4-1 4-0
2015 9-1 0-2 3-3 6-0 6-0
2016 8-3 0-1 3-4 5-0 5-0
2017 9-4 0-0 4-4 5-0 5-0
2018 10-2 0-1 5-3 5-0 5-0
2019 13-0 1-0 8-0 6-0 6-0
Totals 147-22 6-21 68-37 86-5 84-0
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 has produced two consensus All-America DBs in 2019 in Grant Delpit and Derek Stingley Jr.
* LSU has produced 13 first team All-American defensive backs since 2000.
* LSU has also had defensive backs claim five national awards since 2010: Patrick Peterson 2010 Bednarik Award; Patrick Peterson 2010 Thorpe Award; Tyrann Mathieu 2011 Bednarik Award; Morris Claiborne 2011 Thorpe Award; Grant Delpit 2019 Thorpe Award.
* Since the 2007 NFL Draft, LSU has had six DBs picked in the first round.
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 Hubicz, 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.