BATON ROUGE, La. -- When LSU's Anthony Jennings and Travin Dural hooked up for a 94-yard touchdown pass in last week's 56-0 win against Sam Houston State, they removed a current LSU assistant coach from the program's record books.
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Saturday's blowout win over Sam Houston State provided LSU with an opportunity to empty the bench -- and Tigers coach Les Miles took advantage by letting 16 players make their college debuts.
BATON ROUGE, La. -- OK, that had to be a first. It was definitely LSU freshman Leonard Fournette's first touchdown of his career. There's no question about that. But Fournette's striking the Heisman pose after the 4-yard run against Sam Houston State on Saturday might have made him the first player in college football history to raise his knee and throw the legendary stiffarm pose after his inaugural score.
BATON ROUGE, La. -- If LSU's history against FCS opponents is any indication, Saturday night's game against Sam Houston State probably will not be particularly competitive. The Tigers are 9-0 all-time against FCS teams, including 6-0 since Les Miles became LSU's coach in 2005, and winning by an average score of 38-10 under Miles.
BATON ROUGE, La. -- After getting by far the heaviest workload of his college career against Wisconsin, Travin Dural was still feeling the aftereffects well after LSU wrapped up its 28-24 win Saturday night.
Wow, what a first weekend of football around the SEC. And it's not over yet, since Tennessee-Utah State will wrap up the weekend on Sunday. For now, though, let's recap some of what we've learned so far about the SEC of 2014.
One of college football's most anticipated openers will kick off Saturday night in Houston, with No. 13 LSU taking on No. 14 Wisconsin -- two programs that might reside in different conferences, but share similar philosophies about playing mean-spirited, physical football.
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Once Les Miles publicly reveals LSU's starting quarterback -- probably sometime right before kickoff on Saturday -- that will settle ... exactly nothing. Perhaps the most persistent question surrounding the Tigers since spring practice opened was whether sophomore Anthony Jennings or freshman Brandon Harris would take the first snap in Saturday's opener against Wisconsin.