Quote of the Game:
"Tonight was a little different because they kept coming after us. We are used to handling business early at home."
Although the Tigers only won by 14
Trailing 21-14, the Tide defense forced LSU to punt the ball away late in the second quarter. Quarterback John Parker Wilson and Co. set up shop at their own 36 and went immediately into the two-minute offense.
On first down,
However, the LSU defense stiffened.
The Tigers forced a third and one
from the LSU 15 where
Instead of tying the score or
getting a field goal,
Stat of the Game:
369 – Total yards
By the Numbers:
4 – Straight
victories for LSU over the Tide. The Tigers have also won six of the last seven
115 – LSU has
outscored its opponents 115-14 in the first quarter this season, including the
14-7 score last Saturday night.
302 – The Tigers have outscored their opponents in home games this season by a margin of 302-50.
13 – LSU has now
won 13 straight games played in the month of November. The last time the Tigers
lost in November was a 21-20 last-second defeat to
1. RECORD-BREAKING BOWE – Dwayne Bowe pulled in a 20-yard reception in the first quarter to extend his streak of consecutive games with a reception to 22 straight games. Bowe scored his ninth receiving touchdown of the season and his 23rd of his career on the 19-yard reception from Russell with 13:33 left in the second quarter. He moved into a tie for sixth-place on LSU's single season receiving touchdown list with nine.
2. EARLY IS NEVER LATE - Early Doucet pulled in the sixth receiving touchdown of the season and the 13th of his career on a 30-yard pass from JaMarcus Russell with 7:33 left in the first quarter. Doucet recorded the first 100-yard receiving game of his career with his 101 yards Saturday night. His previous career-high was 94 against Vanderbilt in 2005. Doucet's 101 yards marked the fourth 100-yard receiving game by an LSU receiver this season. Dwayne Bowe (twice) and Craig Davis have also produced 100-yard receiving games this season.
3. LANDRY NEARING WEBSTER – With a tackle in the first quarter, FS LaRon Landry extended his tackles in consecutive games streak. The senior has now made a tackle in 49 straight games. Landry recorded a pass break up in the second quarter to move into second-place on LSU's career pass break up list with 35. He now trails only Corey Webster's record of 49.