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Scott Rabalais is a sports columnist and sports writer for The Advocate. A Baton Rouge native, he began working at the paper in 1991 and has covered LSU athletics since 1992.

LSU in the NFL: Week 11

Former Tigers Jeremy Hill and Alfred Blue made history this week as the first rookies from the same college to rush for more than 150 yards on the same weekend in NFL history. Hill rushed for 152 yards for the Cincinnati Bengals against the Saints, while Blue rushed for 156 yards for the Houston Texans in a 23-7 win over the Cleveland Browns.

Here’s the complete list of LSU players in the NFL through the first 11 weeks of the regular season:

Name, Years at LSU, Team, Position, Week 11 Status/stats; Season

Joe Barksdale, 2007-10, St. Louis Rams, OT, Season: Started all games

Lamin Barrow, 2009-13, Denver Broncos, LB, W11: 1 Tackle; Season: 5 Tackles

Odell Beckham Jr., 2011-13, New York Giants, WR, W11: 6 receptions, 93 yards, 3 punt returns, 39 yads; Season: 31-463 3 TDs receiving, 2 rushes, 24 yards, 7 punt returns, 56 yards

Alfred Blue, 2010-13, Houston Texans, RB, W11: 36-156 rushing, 1 fumble recovery; Season: 104-390 rushing, 6-56 1 TD receiving, blocked punt (TD), 2 FR, 2 Tackles

Dwayne Bowe, 2003-06, Kansas City Chiefs, WR, W11: 2-18 receiving; Season: 41-512 receiving

Michael Brockers, 2009-11, St. Louis Rams, DT, W11: 1 Tackle; Season: 11 Tackles, 1 sack, 2 TFL, 1 PBU, 2 QBH, 1 FR

Ron Brooks, 2007-11, Buffalo Bills, CB, W11: Inactive; Season: 10 Tackles

Morris Claiborne, 2009-11, Dallas Cowboys, CB, Placed on Injured Reserve; Season: 7 tackles, 1 INT, 1 QBH, 2 PBU

Ryan Clark, 1997-2001, Washington Redskins, FS, W11: 4 Tackles; Season: 55 Tackles, 0.5 Sacks, 1 PBU

Glenn Dorsey, 2004-07, San Francisco 49ers, DT, Injured Reserve/Designated to Return list

Lavar Edwards, 2008-12, Dallas Cowboys, DE, W11: Bye; Season: 1 tackle

Ego Ferguson, 2010-13, Chicago Bears, DT, W11: 1 Tackle; Season: 17 Tackles, 2 Sacks, 1 TFL, 1 QBH, 2 PBU

Matt Flynn, 2003-07, Green Bay Packers, QB, W11: 2-2 passing, 26 yds.; Season: 7-15, 60 yds., 1 INT; 1-(-1) rushing

Jeremy Hill, 2012-13, Cincinnati Bengals, RB, W11: 27-152 rushing, 1-13 receiving, 1 fumble; Season: 113-556 5 TDs rushing, 16-129 receiving, 1 fumble

Tyson Jackson, 2004-08, Atlanta Falcons, DE, W11: 1 Tackle; Season: 17 Tackles, 2 TFL, 2 PBU

Ricky Jean-Francois, 2005-08, Indianapolis Colts, DT, W11: No stats; Season: 19 tackles, 5 TFL, 3 QBH, 4 PBU, 1 FR

Anthony Johnson, 2011-13, Miami Dolphins, DT, W11: Inactive; Season: 1 Tackle, 1 QBH, 1 FR

Donnie Jones, 2000-03, Philadelphia Eagles, P, W11: 4 punts, 39.8 avg.; Season: 50 punts, 43.6 avg.

Brandon LaFell, 2005-09, New England Patriots, WR, W11: 3-62 receiving; Season: 39-576 4 TDs receiving

Jarvis Landry, 2011-13, Miami Dolphins, WR, W11: 5-46 TD receving, 2 KR, 47 yds; Season: 42-400 4 TDs receving, 2-(-4) rushing, 3 Tackles, 22 KR, 621 yds, 18 PR, 143 yds, 2 Fumbles

LaRon Landry, 2003-06, Indianapolis Colts, S, W11: 1 Tackle; Season: 24 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 Sack, 1 QBH

Bennie Logan, 2009-12, Philadelphia Eagles, DT, W11: 1 Tackle; Season: 37 tackles, 4 TFL, 1 QBH

Craig Loston, 2009-13, Jacksonville Jaguars, S, W11: Bye; Season: 2 Tackles

Tyrann Mathieu, 2010-11, Arizona Cardinals, DB, W11: 1 Tackle, 1 QBH, 1 PBU; Season: 25 Tackles, 1 TFL, 2 QBH, 4 PBU, 1 INT, 1 FR

Danny McCray, 2006-09, Chicago Bears, S, W11: no stats; Season: 20 tackles, 1 FR

Zach Mettenberger, 2011-13, Tennessee Titans, QB, W11: 15-24 passing, 263 yds., 2 TDs, 1 INT; Season: 60-97 passing, 5 TDs, 4 INT, 1-(-1) rushing

Barkevious Mingo, 2010-12, Cleveland Browns, LB, W11: 7 Tackles, 1 TFL; Season: 28 Tackles, 2 QBH, 1 Sack, 2 TFL, 1 FR, 1 PBU

Kevin Minter, 2009-12, Arizona Cardinals, LB, W11: 2 Tackles; Season: 22 Tackles, 1 TFL

Sam Montgomery, 2009-12, Cincinnati Bengals, LB, Season: Practice Squad

Patrick Peterson, 2008-10, Arizona Cardinals, CB/RS, W11: 2 Tackles., 1 PBU; Season: 27 Tackles, 4 PBU, 2 INT, 1 TD.

Rueben Randle, 2009-11, New York Giants, WR, W11: 7-112 receiving; Season: 46-472 3 TDs receiving

Eric Reid, 2010-12, San Francisco 49ers, S, W11: 3 Tackles., 1 INT, 2 PBU; Season: 25 Tackles, 1 QBH, 2 PBU, 1 INT

Stevan Ridley, 2007-10, New England Patriots, RB, Placed on Injured Reserve; Season: 94-340 2 TD rushing, 4-20 receiving

Perry Riley Jr., 2006-09, Washington Redskins, LB, W11: 4 Tackles; Season: 43 Tackles, 1.5 Sacks, 2 TFL

Russell Shepard, 2009-12, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, WR, W11: No stats; Season: 2-30 receiving, 8 Tackles

Kelvin Sheppard, 2006-10, Miami Dolphins, LB, W11: Inactive; Season: 8 tackles

Tharold Simon, 2010-12, Seattle Seahawks, CB, W11: No stats; Season: 7 tackles, 1 PBU

Trai Turner, 2011-13, Carolina Panthers, OG, W11: Started; Season: Started 8 games

Andrew Whitworth, 2002-05, Cincinnati Bengals, OG, Season: Started all games

Kyle Williams, 2002-05, Buffalo Bills, DT, W11: 5 Tackles, 1 TFL; Season: 29 Tackles, 3 Sacks, 3 TFL, 1 INT, 2 PBU, 4 QBH

Brad Wing, 2010-12, Pittsburgh Steelers, P, W11: 2 punts, 40.5 avg.; Season: 45 punts, 43.8 avg.

Al Woods, 2006-09, Tennessee Titans, DT, W11: No stats; Season: 17 Tackles

James Wright, 2010-13, Cincinnati Bengals, WR, W11: 1-8 receiving; Season: 2-32 receiving, 2-21 rushing, 3 Tackles, 1 FF

On NFL roster in 2014-15, but not currently on a roster

Kendrick Adams 2010-11 n/a LB P3: Waived by Titans

Kadron Boone 2010-13 n/a WR Waived from Rams Practice Squad in W8

J.C. Copeland 2010-13 n/a FB P4: Released by Cowboys

Chris Faulk 2010-12 n/a OL Waived by Browns on 7/29

Michael Ford 2009-12 n/a RB P4: Waived by Bears

Trindon Holliday 2006-09 n/a WR/RSWaived by Buccaneers on 10/31

Season: 2 PR, 17 yds.; 2 KOR, 45 yds.

Drake Nevis 2007-10 n/a DT Waived by Panthers on 8/30

Craig Steltz 2004-07 n/a S P3: Released by Bears

Curtis Taylor 2004-08 n/a S P4: Waived by Cardinals on 8/30

Spencer Ware 2010-12 n/a RB P4: Waived by Seahawks on 8/30

Keiland Williams 2006-09 n/a RB Free Agent

Five memorable games: LSU vs. Arkansas

This marks the first time since the SEC expanded in 1992 that LSU and Arkansas haven’t been scheduled as each other’s regular-season finale. The Tigers will now play Texas A&M to end the regular season while Arkansas gets Missouri, but while things are changing between the two long rivals plenty of memories remain. Here are five memorable games from the LSU-Arkansas rivalry:

Jan. 1, 1947 – LSU 0, Arkansas 0: Hall of Fame quarterback Y.A. Tittle said this Cotton Bowl was the coldest game he ever played. Rain, sleet and snow left fans shivering in the stands in Dallas. LSU held a 271-54 edge in total offense and 15-1 edge in first downs but couldn’t manage to score in a game that became known as the Ice Bowl.

Jan. 1, 1966 – LSU 14, Arkansas 7: The Razorbacks were ranked No. 2 and riding a 22-game winning streak going into this Cotton Bowl, but a 7-3 Tigers team pulled what ranks as one of the program’s all-time greatest upsets. Joe Labruzzo scored on a pair of 1-yard runs and Jerry Joseph’s fourth-quarter interception denied Arkansas a national title.

Nov. 29, 2002 – Arkansas 21, LSU 20: The year of the Bluegrass Miracle for the Tigers at Kentucky was also the year of the Markham Street Miracle for the Razorbacks. Trailing 20-14, Matt Jones hit Richard Smith for a 50-yard gain, then found DeCori Birmingham in the back of the end zone on a 31-yard TD pass with :09 remaining. The win propelled Arkansas, not LSU, into the SEC Championship Game.

Nov. 24, 2006 – LSU 31, Arkansas 26: Darren McFadden scored on an 80-yard run to pull Arkansas within 24-19, but Trindon Holliday returned the ensuing kickoff 92 yards for a score. Felix Jones added another TD for Arkansas but LSU’s defense held, allowing the Tigers to run out the final 1:31. Arkansas finished first in the SEC West, but it was LSU that wound up in the Sugar Bowl.

Nov. 23, 2007 – Arkansas 50, LSU 48 (3OT): Working out of the Wild Hog formation, McFadden led the Razorbacks to an upset of No. 1-ranked LSU in Tiger Stadium. McFadden rushed for 206 yards on 32 carries and three TDs and threw for a fourth score. LSU couldn’t keep the game going in the third overtime, as Matterral Richardson intercepted Matt Flynn’s two-point pass, but did recover to win its second BCS title.

LSU bowl projections: Week 12

The LSU Tigers may have taken a big emotional hit in their 20-13 overtime loss to Alabama, but their bowl prospects are still pretty bright heading into the final two weeks of the regular season.

Of 15 national bowl projections, eight have the Tigers (7-3) in a Florida bowl. ESPN.com LSU and SEC blogger David Ching puts LSU in the Citrus Bowl, the SEC’s top non-CFP bowl, against Michigan State.

Four projections have LSU returning to the Outback Bowl, where the Tigers beat Iowa on New Year’s Day. Zac Ellis of SI.com and Dave Lassan of Athlon Sports have LSU taking on Nebraska and former defensive coordinator Bo Pelini.

Three more picks have the Tigers going to the Taxslayer (formerly Gator) Bowl on Jan. 2 in Jacksonville.

Four picks have LSU in the Belk Bowl in Charlotte, North Carolina. That might not sound like the most appealing long-distance trip to a lot of Tiger fans, but it might be if Bill Bender of The Sporting News, Jerry Palm of CBSSports.com and Brad Crawford of SaturdayDownSouth.com are correct. All three have the Tigers playing in the Belk Bowl opposite Notre Dame.

Phil Steele also has LSU in the Belk Bowl playing frequent Peach Bowl opponent Georgia Tech.

After teams are selected for the six CFP bowls and the Citrus Bowl makes its pick, the SEC will slot its remaining bowl-eligible teams into the bowls with which the conference has ties.

Bowl bids will be announced Dec. 7.

BOWL PROJECTIONS

  • Bill Bender, The Sporting News: Belk Bowl vs. Notre Dame
  • David Ching (LSU and SEC blogger) and Adam Rittenberg (Big Ten blogger), ESPN.com: Citrus Bowl vs. MichiganState
  • CollegeSportsMadness.com: Outback Bowl vs. Wisconsin
  • CollegeFootballNews.com: Outback Bowl vs. Michigan State
  • Brad Crawford, SaturdayDownSouth.com: Belk Bowl vs. Notre Dame
  • Zac Ellis, SI.com: Outback Bowl vs. Nebraska
  • Jason Kirk, SBNation.com: Liberty Bowl vs. Oklahoma State
  • Dave Lassan, Athlon Sports: Outback Bowl vs. Nebraska
  • Brett McMurphy, ESPN.com: Taxslayer Bowl vs. Miami (Florida)
  • Dave Miller, NationalFootballPost.com: Taxslayer Bowl vs. Maryland
  • Jerry Palm, CBSSports.com: Belk Bowl vs. Notre Dame
  • Brant Parsons, Orlando Sentinel: Texas Bowl vs. Houston
  • Mark Schlabach, ESPN.com: Taxslayer Bowl vs. Nebraska
  • Erick Smith, USAToday.com: Liberty Bowl vs. West Virginia
  • Phil Steele, PhilSteele.com: Belk Bowl vs. Georgia Tech

THE ADVOCATE’S PICK

If the season ended today there would be only one SEC team (Mississippi State) in the CFP semifinals, with Alabama, Auburn and likely Ole Miss occupying spots in the non-semifinal CFP bowls (Orange, Peach, Cotton and Fiesta).

That would likely leave Georgia to the Citrus Bowl, then put LSU in a pool of teams for the six bowls the SEC will fill itself (Outback, Taxslayer, Music City, Belk, Liberty and Texas).

LSU was in the Outback Bowl last season and opened the season in Houston (site of the Texas Bowl), so those are less likely options. For now, we’ll project the Tigers in the Taxslayer Bowl, where LSU hasn’t played since 1987.

BOWL GUIDE

  • Texas Bowl: Dec. 29, Houston
  • Liberty Bowl: Dec. 29, Memphis
  • Belk Bowl, Dec. 30, Charlotte
  • Citrus Bowl, Jan. 1, Orlando
  • Outback Bowl, Jan. 1, Tampa
  • Taxslayer Bowl: Jan. 2, Jacksonville

LSU in the NFL: Week 10

Here’s the complete list of LSU players in the NFL through the first eight weeks of the regular season:

Name, Years at LSU, Team, Position, Week 10 Status/stats; Season

Joe Barksdale, 2007-10, St. Louis Rams, OT, Season: Started all games

Lamin Barrow, 2009-13, Denver Broncos, LB, W10: No stats; Season: 4 tackles

Odell Beckham Jr., 2011-13, New York Giants, WR, W10: 7 receptions, 108 yards., 1 Rush, 11 yds.; Season: 25-370, 3 TD receiving, 2-24 rushing, 4 punt returns, 17 yds.

Alfred Blue, 2010-13, Houston Texans, RB, W10: Bye; Season: 68-234 rushing, 6-56, 1 TD receiving, 1 blocked punt (TD), 1 fumble recovery, 2 tackles

Dwayne Bowe, 2003-06, Kansas City Chiefs, WR, W10: 8-93 receiving; Season: 39-494 receiving

Michael Brockers, 2009-11, St. Louis Rams, DT, W10: 1 tackle; Season: 10 tackles, 1 sack, 2 TFL, 1 PD, 2 QBH, 1 FR

Ron Brooks, 2007-11, Buffalo Bills, CB, W10: Inactive; Season: 10 tackles

Morris Claiborne, 2009-11, Dallas Cowboys, CB, Placed on Injured Reserve; Season: 7 tackles, 1 INT, 1 QBH, 2 PBU

Ryan Clark, 1997-2001, Washington Redskins, FS, W10: 7 tackles; Season: 51 tackles, 0.5 Sack, 1 PBU

Glenn Dorsey, 2004-07, San Francisco 49ers, DT, Injured Reserve/Designated to Return list

Lavar Edwards, 2008-12, Dallas Cowboys, DE, W10: no stats; Season: 1 tackle

Ego Ferguson, 2010-13, Chicago Bears, DT, W10: 4 tackles; Season: 16 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 TFL, 1 QBH, 2 PBU

Matt Flynn, 2003-07, Green Bay Packers, QB, W10: 1-5, 4 yards passing; Season: 5-13, 34 yards., 1 INT; 1-(-1) rushing

Jeremy Hill, 2012-13, Cincinnati Bengals, RB, W10: 12-55 rushing, 1-6 receiving; Season: 86-404 5 TD receiving, 15-116 receiving

Tyson Jackson, 2004-08, Atlanta Falcons, DE, W10: 1 tackle; Season: 16 tackle, 2 TFL, 2 PBU

Ricky Jean-Francois, 2005-08, Indianapolis Colts, DT, W10: Bye; Season: 19 tackles, 5 TFL, 3 QBH, 4 PBU, 1 FR

Anthony Johnson, 2011-13, Miami Dolphins, DT, W10: Inactive; Season: 1 tackle, 1 QBH, 1 FR

Donnie Jones, 2000-03, Philadelphia Eagles, P, W10: 7 punts, 43.4 avg; Season: 46 punts, 43.9 avg.

Brandon LaFell, 2005-09, New England Patriots, WR, W10: Bye; Season: 36-514 4 TD receiving

Jarvis Landry, 2011-13, Miami Dolphins, WR, W10: 7-53 1 TD receiving, 1-(-8) rushing, 2 KR 77 yds., 1 PR 5 yds, 1 tackle; Season 37-354 3 TD receiving, 2-(-4) rushing, 3 tackles; 20 KR 573 yds, 18 PR, 143 yds, 3 tackles

LaRon Landry, 2003-06, Indianapolis Colts, S, W10: Bye; Season: 23 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 Sack, 1 QBH

Bennie Logan, 2009-12, Philadelphia Eagles, DT, W10: 3 tackles; Season: 36 tackles, 4 TFL, 1 QBH

Craig Loston, 2009-13, Jacksonville Jaguars, S, W10: no stats; Season: 2 tackles

Tyrann Mathieu, 2010-11, Arizona Cardinals, DB, W10: 3 tackles; Season: 24 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 QBH, 3 PBU, 1 INT, 1 FR

Danny McCray, 2006-09, Chicago Bears, S, W10: no stats, Season: 18 tackles, 1 FR

Zach Mettenberger, 2011-13, Tennessee Titans, QB, W10: 16-27, 179 yds., 1 TD, 1 INT; Season: 45-73, 495 yds., 3 TD, 3 INT., 1-(-1) rushing

Barkevious Mingo, 2010-12, Cleveland Browns, LB, W10: no stats; Season: 21 tackles, 2 QBH, 1 Sack, 1 TFL, 1 FR, 1 PBU

Kevin Minter, 2009-12, Arizona Cardinals, LB, W10: 1 tackle; Season: 21 tackles, 1 TFL

Sam Montgomery, 2009-12, Cincinnati Bengals, LB, W10: Practice Squad; Season: Practice Squad

Patrick Peterson, 2008-10, Arizona Cardinals, CB/RS, W10: 2 tackles, 2 INT, 1 TD, 2 PBU; Season: 25 tackles, 3 PBU, 2 INT, 1 TD

Rueben Randle, 2009-11, New York Giants, WR, W10: 5-39 receiving; Season: 39-360 3 TD receiving

Eric Reid, 2010-12, San Francisco 49ers, S, W10: 6 tackles, 1 QBH, 1 PBU; Season: 25 tackles, 1 QBH, 2 PBU, 1 INT

Stevan Ridley, 2007-10, New England Patriots, RB, Placed on Injured Reserve; Season: 94-340 2 TD rushing, 4-20 receiving

Perry Riley Jr., 2006-09, Washington Redskins, LB, W10: Bye; Season: 39 tackles, 1.5 Sacks, 2 TFL

Russell Shepard, 2009-12, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, WR, W10: 2 tackles; Season: 2-30 receiving, 8 tackles

Kelvin Sheppard, 2006-10, Miami Dolphins, LB, W10: Inactive; Season: 8 tackles

Tharold Simon, 2010-12, Seattle Seahawks, CB, W10: 3 tackles; Season: 7 tackles, 1 PBU

Trai Turner, 2011-13, Carolina Panthers, OG, W10: Inactive; Season: Started first 7 games

Andrew Whitworth, 2002-05, Cincinnati Bengals, OG, Season: Started all games

Kyle Williams, 2002-05, Buffalo Bills, DT, W10: 5 tackles; Season: 21 tackles, 1 Sack, 3 TFL, 1 INT, 2 PBU, 4 QBH

Brad Wing, 2010-12, Pittsburgh Steelers, P, W10: 2 punts, 46.0 avg.; Season: 43 punts, 43.9 avg.

Al Woods, 2006-09, Tennessee Titans, DT, W10: 3 tackles; Season: 17 tackles

James Wright, 2010-13, Cincinnati Bengals, WR, W10: 1-10 rushing, 1 tackle, 1 FF; Season: 1-24 receiving, 2-21 rushing, 4 tackles, 1 FF

On NFL roster in 2014-15, but not currently on a roster

Kendrick Adams, 2010-11, n/a, LB, P3: Waived by Titans

Kadron Boone, 2010-13, n/a, WR, Waived from Rams Practice Squad in W8

J.C. Copeland, 2010-13, n/a, FB, P4: Released by Cowboys

Chris Faulk, 2010-12, n/a, OL, Waived by Browns on 7/29

Michael Ford, 2009-12, n/a, RB, P4: Waived by Bears

Trindon Holliday, 2006-09, n/a, WR/RS, Waived by Buccaneers on Oct. 31; Season: 2 PR, 17 yds.; 2 KR, 45 yds.

Drake Nevis, 2007-10, n/a, DT, Waived by Panthers on Aug. 30

Craig Steltz, 2004-07, n/a, S, P3: Released by Bears

Curtis Taylor, 2004-08, n/a, S, P4: Waived by Cardinals on Aug. 30

Spencer Ware, 2010-12, n/a, RB, P4: Waived by Seahawks on Aug. 30

Keiland Williams 2006-09 n/a RB Free Agent

Arkansas game could be one of LSU’s coldest ever

LSU’s most famous cold-weather game is the 1947 Cotton Bowl against Arkansas, a freezer-burned 0-0 tie that remains known as the “Ice Bowl.” All-time LSU great and Pro Football Hall of Famer Y.A. Tittle once told me that was the coldest game he ever played in, college or pro.

Saturday’s LSU-Arkansas game in Fayetteville may make some shiver at the memory of it one day as well.

According to Weather.com, the high temperature Saturday in Fayetteville could be 32 degrees, with a low of 26 with a 40 percent chance of a “light wintry mix.” With a 7 p.m. kickoff on ESPN2 well after the sun goes down, the temperature at kickoff could make it the coldest LSU game on record.

Early research by LSU shows the coldest Tigers football game at kickoff since 1961 was LSU’s 30-6 loss to Arkansas at Fayetteville in 1992: 31 degrees.

The last time it snowed for an LSU football game? That depends on how you define snow. There was some frozen precipitation coming down amid the rain at the 1997 Independence Bowl in Shreveport against Notre Dame, but it was too wet for anything to accumulate on the field.

We’re planning a weather feature in editions of The Advocate later this week. Until then, check out this list of the 10 coldest LSU football games since 1961:

  1. Nov. 27, 1992: LSU at Arkansas (Fayetteville), 31 degrees, cloudy; LSU lost 30-6
  2. Nov. 23, 1985: LSU at Notre Dame, 33 degrees, cloudy, chance of snow; LSU won 10-7
  3. Dec. 18, 1971: LSU vs. Iowa State (El Paso, Sun Bowl), 34 degrees; LSU won 33-15
  4. Oct. 30, 1993: LSU vs. Ole Miss, 37 degrees; LSU won 19-17
  5. Dec. 21, 1963: LSU vs. Baylor (Houston, Bluebonnet Bowl), 37 degrees; LSU lost 14-7
  6. Nov. 21, 1998: LSU at Notre Dame, 38 degrees; LSU lost 39-36
  7. Nov. 30, 1974: LSU vs. Utah, 38 degrees: LSU won 38-10
  8. Dec. 28, 1997: LSU vs. Notre Dame (Shreveport, Independence Bowl), 40 degrees, rain; LSU won 27-9
  9. Dec. 27, 1985: LSU vs. Baylor (Memphis, Liberty Bowl), 40 degrees; LSU lost 21-7
  10. Nov. 9, 1968: LSU at Alabama (Birmingham), 41 degrees, fog; LSU lost 16-7

 

 

Date
Location
Opponent
W/L/T
LSU Score
Opp. Score
KO Temperature
Condition
11/27/1992
Fayetteville
Arkansas
L
6
30
31
Cloudy
11/23/1985
South Bend
Notre Dame
W
10
7
33
Cloudy (Snow Chance)
12/18/1971
El Paso
Iowa State
W
33
15
34
10/30/1993
Baton Rouge
Ole Miss
W
19
17
37
M. Cloudy
12/21/1963
Houston
Baylor
L
7
14
37
11/21/1998
South Bend
Notre Dame
L
36
39
38
P. Cloudy
11/30/1974
Baton Rouge
Utah
W
35
10
38
12/28/1997
Shreveport
Notre Dame
W
27
9
40
Rain
12/27/1985
Memphis
Baylor
L
7
21
40
Clear
11/9/1968
Birmingham
Alabama
L
7
16
41
Fog
 

Five memorable games: LSU vs. Alabama

Alabama leads the overall series 48-25-5, but only 17-15-1 since 1982. However, Alabama has a commanding 26-8-2 lead in games played in Baton Rouge since the series began in 1895. Here are five of the most memorable meetings between the Tigers and Tide since 1982:

Nov. 6, 1982 – LSU 20, Alabama 10: The Tigers last win against the Crimson Tide came in 1970, but that streak comes to an end on an immortal Saturday in Birmingham. LSU builds a 17-0 first-half lead and makes it stand up by holding the ball for 23 minutes in the second half. Bryant would retire by season’s end and pass away the following January.

Nov. 6, 1993 — LSU 17, Alabama 13: “Tide could lose, pigs might fly” reads a headline in that Saturday’s Mobile Register. A 3-5 LSU team is a 25-point underdog in Tuscaloosa to a No. 5 Alabama squad riding a 31-game unbeaten streak. After a 0-0 first half, Jay Johnson and Robert Toomer score on a pair of 2-yard and the Tigers’ defense holds Bama in check for perhaps LSU’s most stunning upset ever.

Nov. 4, 2000 – LSU 30, Alabama 28: “We’ve got a saying,” receiver Quincy Jackson said after Bama’s 1998 win in Tiger Stadium, “the Tide don’t lose in Baton Rouge.” A 14-0-1 unbeaten streak since 1971 at LSU is snapped thanks in part to a replay on the Tiger Stadium scoreboard showing Erin Damond recovering a bobbled punt by Domanick Davis at the LSU 14 with the Tigers clinging to a 23-21 fourth-quarter lead.

Nov. 3, 2007 – LSU 41, Alabama 34: Almost as soon as former LSU coach Nick Saban leaves the Miami Dolphins to take the Alabama job, this game is dubbed the “Saban Bowl.” With both teams 4-1 in the SEC, No. 3 LSU has to win to stay on track for a national title shot. Tied 34-34 with less than three minutes left, Chad Jones sacks John Parker Wilson to force a fumble that sets up the winning TD run by Jacob Hester with 1:26 remaining.

Nov. 5, 2011 — LSU 9, Alabama 6 (OT): The first 1-2 regular-season showdown in LSU history is billed as the Game of the Century. It certainly is for the defenses. Neither team can crack the end zone, with LSU safety Eric Reid thwarting the Tide’s best chance by ripping away an interception at the goal line from tight end Michael Williams. After Bama misses a field goal in overtime, Drew Alleman drills a 25-yarder for the win. For LSU, though, victory only holds brief satisfaction as Alabama comes back to dominate LSU 21-0 on Jan. 9 in the BCS title game in New Orleans.

LSU bowl projections: Week 10

An idle week leading up to the Alabama game has LSU’s bowl projections looking more diverse than ever.

The Tigers continued to get some positive spin from their 10-7 victory on Oct. 25 over then No. 3-ranked Ole Miss.

While a trip to the Taxslayer (formerly Gator) Bowl, Jan. 2 in Jacksonville, Florida, continues to be LSU’s most predicted destination, some voices are coming around to the idea of the Tigers winding up somewhere more prestigious.

Zac Ellis of SI.com has LSU in the Citrus (formerly Capital One) Bowl facing off against Nebraska in an intriguing matchup of power running teams and former LSU defensive coordinator Bo Pelini.

But ESPN.com SEC blogger Alex Scarborough goes one further projecting the Tigers in the Dec. 31 Peach Bowl in Atlanta.

The Peach is one of the six College Football Playoff bowl games which will serve as rotating sites for CFP semifinal games every three years. This year, the CFP semis are in the Sugar and Rose bowls, leaving the Peach, Cotton, Orange and Fiesta to be filled out by the CFP selection committee after the semifinal participants are selected.

LSU would likely have to win out to finish 10-2 to earn a trip to the Peach Bowl, finishing somewhere in the top 10 of the final CFP rankings when bowl parings are announced Dec. 7.

Four projections also have LSU returning to the Outback Bowl, where the Tigers beat Iowa on Jan. 1 in Tampa, Florida.

One projection that seems unlikely is LSU facing Wisconsin in the Outback, considering the Tigers beat the Badgers 24-21 to open the season in Houston.

Aside from what LSU’s final record will be, the big wild-card is whether the Tigers will wind up in a bowl assignment determined by the CFP selection committee or the SEC.

After teams are selected for the six CFP bowls and the Citrus Bowl makes its pick, the SEC will slot its remaining bowl-eligible teams into the bowls with which the conference has ties.

BOWL PROJECTIONS

  • Bill Bender, The Sporting News: Music City Bowl vs. Louisville
  • CollegeSportsMadness.com: Outback Bowl vs. Wisconsin
  • CollegeFootballNews.com: Outback Bowl vs. Nebraska
  • Brad Crawford, SaturdayDownSouth.com: Outback Bowl vs. Ohio State
  • Zac Ellis, SI.com: Citrus Bowl vs. Nebraska
  • Jason Kirk, SBNation.com: Liberty Bowl vs. Oklahoma State
  • Brett McMurphy, ESPN.com: Taxslayer Bowl vs. Louisville
  • Dave Miller, NationalFootballPost.com: Taxslayer Bowl vs. Maryland
  • Jerry Palm, CBSSports.com: Taxslayer Bowl vs. Minnesota
  • Brant Parsons, Orlando Sentinel: Texas Bowl vs. California
  • Alex Scarborough (SEC blogger), ESPN.com: Peach Bowl (no opponent selected)
  • Mark Schlabach, ESPN.com: Outback Bowl vs. Nebraska
  • Erick Smith, USAToday.com: Taxslayer Bowl vs. Maryland
  • Phil Steele, PhilSteele.com: TaxSlayer Bowl vs. Maryland

THE ADVOCATE’S PICK

If the season ended today there would be two SEC teams in the CFP semifinals, a third (Alabama) in a CFP bowl and Ole Miss likely still snagging a fourth CFP or a trip to the Citrus Bowl.

If that were the case, LSU could return to the Outback or maybe go to the Taxslayer. Or the SEC office could say it wants the Tigers to be closer to home and sends them to the  Liberty Bowl, for example.

The way LSU is trending at the moment let’s put the Tigers back in the Outback Bowl, but not against Wisconsin.

BOWL GUIDE

  • Texas Bowl: Dec. 29, Houston
  • Liberty Bowl: Dec. 29, Memphis
  • Music City Bowl, Dec. 30, Nashville
  • Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, Dec. 31, Atlanta
  • Outback Bowl, Jan. 1, Tampa
  • Citrus Bowl, Jan. 1, Orlando
  • Taxslayer Bowl: Jan. 2, Jacksonville

LSU in the NFL: Week 9

Here’s the complete list of LSU players in the NFL through the first nine weeks of the regular season:

Name, Years at LSU, Team, Position, Week 4, Status/stats, Season

Joe Barksdale, 2007-10, St. Louis Rams, OT, Season: Started All Games

Lamin Barrow, 2009-13, Denver Broncos, LB, Week 9: No stats; Season: 4 Tackles

Odell Beckham Jr., 2011-13, New York Giants, WR, W9: 8 receptions, 156 yards; Season: 18-262, 3 touchdowns; 1 rush, 13 yards; 4 punt returns, 17 yards

Alfred Blue, 2010-13, Houston Texans, RB, W9: 7-13 rushing, 1-(-3) receiving; Season: 68-234 rushing; 6-56, 1 TD receiving; Blocked Punt (TD); 1 FR, 2 Tackles

Dwayne Bowe, 2003-06, Kansas City Chiefs, WR, W9: 6-55 receiving; Season: 31-401 receiving

Michael Brockers, 2009-11, St. Louis Rams, DT, W9: 2 Tackles, 1 sack, 1 TFL, 1 QBH; Season: 9 tackles, 1 sack, 2 TFL, 1 PD, 2 QBH, 1 FR

Ron Brooks, 2007-11, Buffalo Bills, CB, W9: Bye; Season: 10 Tackles

Morris Claiborne, 2009-11, Dallas Cowboys, CB, Placed on Injured Reserve; Season: 7 Tackles, 1 INT, 1 QBH, 2 Pass. Def.

Ryan Clark, 1997-2001, Washington Redskins, FS, W9: 7 Tackles; Season: 51 Tackles, 0.5 Sack, 1 Pass Def.

Glenn Dorsey, 2004-07, San Francisco 49ers, DT, Injured Reserve/Designated to Return list

Ego Ferguson, 2010-13, Chicago Bears, DT, W9: Bye; Season: 12 Tackles, 2 Sacks, 1 TFL, 1 QBH, 2 PD

Matt Flynn, 2003-07, Green Bay Packers, QB, W9: Bye; Season: 4-8, 30 yards passing, 1 INT; 1-(-1) rushing

Jeremy Hill, 2012-13, Cincinnati Bengals, RB, W9: 24-154, 2 TDs rushing, 1-9 receiving; Season: 74-349, 5 TDs rushing, 14-110 receiving

Tyson Jackson, 2004-08, Atlanta Falcons, DE, W9: Bye; Season: 15 Tackles, 2 TFL, 2 Pass Def.

Ricky Jean-Francois, 2005-08, Indianapolis Colts, DT, W9: 1 Tackle, 1 Pass Def.; Season: 19 Tackles, 5 TFL, 3 QBH, 4 Pass Def., 1 FR

Anthony Johnson, 2011-13, Miami Dolphins, DT, W9: Inactive; Season: 1 Tackle, 1 QBH, 1 FR

Donnie Jones, 2000-03, Philadelphia Eagles, P, W9: 3 Punts, 35.7 avg.; Season: 39 Punts, 44.0 avg.

Brandon LaFell, 2005-09, New England Patriots, WR, W9: 6-53, 1 TD receiving; Season: 36-514, 5 TDs receiving

Jarvis Landry, 2011-13, Miami Dolphins, WR, W9: 5-46, 1 TD receiving, 1 KOR, 31 yds., 4 PR, 55 yds.; Season 30-301, 2 TDs receiving, 1-4 rushing, 2 Tackles, 18 KOR, 496 yds., 17 PR, 138 yds., 2 Fumbles

LaRon Landry, 2003-06, Indianapolis Colts, S, W9: Inactive (suspended); Season: 23 Tackles, 1 TFL, 1 Sack, 1 QBH

Bennie Logan, 2009-12, Philadelphia Eagles, DT, W9: 5 Tackles, 2 TFL; Season: 33 Tackles, 4 TFL, 1 QBH

Craig Loston, 2009-13, Jacksonville Jaguars, S, W9: 1 Tackle; Season: 2 Tackles

Tyrann Mathieu, 2010-11, Arizona Cardinals, DB, W9: 5 Tackles, 1 INT, 1 PD; Season: 21 Tackles, 1 TFL, 1 QBH, 3 Pass Def, 1 INT, 1 FR

Danny McCray, 2006-09, Chicago Bears, S, W9: Bye; Season: 18 Tackles, 1 FR

Zach Mettenberger, 2011-13, Tennessee Titans, QB, W9: Bye; Season: 29-46, 316 yds, 2 TD, 2 INT passing, 1-(-1) rushing

Barkevious Mingo, 2010-12, Cleveland Browns, LB, W9: 4 Tackles, 1 Sack, 1 TFL,1 QBH, 1 Pass Def.; Season: 21 Tackles, 2 QBH, 1 Sack, 1 TFL, 1 FR, 1 Pass Def.

Kevin Minter, 2009-12, Arizona Cardinals, LB, W9: No Stats;  Season: 19 Tackles, 1 TFL

Sam Montgomery, 2009-12, Cincinnati Bengals, LB, Season: Practice Squad

Patrick Peterson, 2008-10, Arizona Cardinals, CB/RS, W9: 2 Tackles; 60-yd. Blocked FG Return; Season: 23 Tackles, 1 Pass Def.; 60-yd. Blocked FG Return

Rueben Randle, 2009-11, New York Giants, WR, W9: 4-49 receiving; Season: 38-370, 3 TDs receiving

Eric Reid, 2010-12, San Francisco 49ers, S, W9: 3 Tackles; Season: 19 Tackles, 1 PD, 1 INT

Stevan Ridley, 2007-10, New England Patriots, RB, Placed on Injured Reserve; Season: 94-340, 2 TDs rushing, 4-20 receiving

Perry Riley Jr., 2006-09, Washington Redskins, LB, W9: 9 Tackles, 1 TFL; Season: 42 Tackles, 2 TFL, 2.0 Sacks, 1 Pass Def.

Russell Shepard, 2009-12, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, WR, W9: No stats; Season: 2-30 receiving, 6 Tackles

Kelvin Sheppard, 2006-10, Miami Dolphins, LB, W9: 3 Tackles; Season: 12 Tackles

Tharold Simon, 2010-12, Seattle Seahawks, CB, W9: 1 Tackle, 1 Pass Def.; Season: 4 Tackles, 1 Pass Def.

Trai Turner, 2011-13, Carolina Panthers, OG, W9: Inactive; Season: Started first 7 Games

Andrew Whitworth, 2002-05, Cincinnati Bengals, OG, Season: Started All Games

Kyle Williams, 2002-05, Buffalo Bills, DT, W9: Bye; Season: 16 Tackles, 1 Sack, 3 TFL, 1 INT, 2 Pass Def., 4 QBH

Brad Wing, 2010-12, Pittsburgh Steelers, P, W9: 6 Punts, 41.8 avg.; Season: 41 Punts, 43.8 avg.

Al Woods, 2006-09, Tennessee Titans, DT, W9: Bye; Season: 14 Tackles

James Wright, 2010-13, Cincinnati Bengals, WR, W9: 1-11 rushing; Season: 1-24 receiving, 1-11 rushing, 2 Tackles

On NFL roster in 2014-15, but not currently on a roster

Kendrick Adams, 2010-11, n/a, LB, P3: Waived by Titans

Kadron Boone, 2010-13, n/a, WR, Waived from Rams Practice Squad in W8

J.C. Copeland, 2010-13, n/a, FB, P4: Released by Cowboys

Lavar Edwards, 2008-12, n/a, DE, Waived by Cowboys on Nov. 1; Season: 1 Tackle

Chris Faulk, 2010-12, n/a, OL, Waived by Browns on July 29

Michael Ford, 2009-12, n/a, RB, P4: Waived by Bears

Trindon Holliday, 2006-09, n/a, WR/RS, Waived by Buccaneers on Oct. 31; Season: 2 PR, 17 yds.; 2 KOR, 45 yds.

Drake Nevis 2007-10 n/a DT Waived by Panthers on Aug. 30

Craig Steltz 2004-07 n/a S P3: Released by Bears

Curtis Taylor 2004-08 n/a S P4: Waived by Cardinals on Aug. 30

Spencer Ware 2010-12 n/a RB P4: Waived by Seahawks on Aug. 30

LSU bowl projections: Week 9

Just four weeks ago, there was serious doubt whether the LSU Tigers could win enough games to make it to any bowl.

Now you can hear the crunching of numbers as people try to figure out if LSU – currently No. 19 in the inaugural College Football Playoff rankings – can make it into a CFP semifinal.

That seems quite a stretch at this point, but LSU’s bowl prospects are definitely pointing north after the Tigers improved to 7-2 Saturday with a 10-7 upset of then No. 3-ranked Ole Miss (still No. 4 in the CFP rankings).

We’ve compiled 14 national projections and the most popular pick still has the Tigers going to the Taxslayer Bowl, Jan. 2 in Jacksonville, Florida, with seven. But five national picks also have LSU returning to the Outback Bowl in Tampa, Florida, where the Tigers beat Iowa on New Year’s Day.

One pick, by ESPN SEC blogger Edward Aschoff, has LSU in the Citrus Bowl (formerly Capital One Bowl) on Jan. 1 in Orlando, Florida. ESPN Big Ten blogger Adam Rittenberg picks Nebraska as that conference’s representative, setting up an LSU matchup with former defensive coordinator and Nebraska coach Bo Pelini.

One other pick has LSU in the Liberty Bowl in Memphis, Tennessee.

Bowl bids will be extended Sunday, Dec. 7, following the slotting of teams in the CFP semifinals (Sugar and Rose) and the remaining four CFP bowls (Orange, Cotton, Peach and Fiesta).

After teams are selected for the six CFP bowls and the Citrus Bowl makes its pick, the SEC will slot its remaining bowl-eligible teams into the bowls with which the conference has ties.

BOWL PROJECTIONS

  • Edward Aschoff (SEC blogger) and Adam Rittenberg (Big Ten blogger): Citrus Bowl vs. Nebraska
  • Bill Bender, The Sporting News: Taxslayer Bowl vs. Maryland
  • CollegeFootballMadness.com: Taxslayer Bowl vs. Rutgers
  • CollegeFootballNews.com: Outback Bowl vs. Wisconsin
  • Brad Crawford, SaturdayDownSouth.com: Outback Bowl vs. Nebraska
  • Zac Ellis, SI.com: Outback vs. OhioState
  • Jason Kirk, SBNation.com: Liberty Bowl vs. Baylor
  • Brett McMurphy, ESPN.com: Taxslayer Bowl vs. Louisville
  • Dave Miller, NationalFootballPost.com: Taxslayer Bowl vs. Maryland
  • Jerry Palm, CBSSports.com: Taxslayer Bowl vs. Maryland
  • Brant Parsons, Orlando Sentinel: Outback Bowl vs. Wisconsin
  • Mark Schlabach, ESPN.com: Outback Bowl vs. Nebraska
  • Erick Smith, USAToday.com: Taxslayer Bowl vs. Minnesota
  • Phil Steele, PhilSteele.com: Taxslayer Bowl vs. Maryland

THE ADVOCATE’S PICK

If LSU remains the sixth highest-ranked SEC team as it stands right now, the Tigers’ bowl trip would depend how many SEC teams ahead of LSU would be in the CFP playoff.

Let’s figure conservatively on one SEC team in the CFP semifinals, two more in the other four CFP bowls and one in the Citrus. That would put LSU in the “Pool of Six” bowls which will be assigned by the SEC (Outback, Taxslayer, MusicCity, Liberty, Texas and Belk).

While a growing number of projections have LSU returning to the Outback Bowl, we continue to figure the Tigers’ most likely destination continues to look like the Taxslayer Bowl. It’s still a relatively prestigious destination compared to the other bowls considering it’s the only one in the “Pool of Six” besides the Outback played in January, and if LSU is in the top six SEC bowl teams (assuming a 9-3 or 8-4 finish), the Tigers should merit some better bowl consideration.

However, it must be said the criteria the SEC will use to assign bowl teams is a big unknown.

If the Tigers run the table to finish 10-2, it’s entirely possible LSU could vault into the top 10-12 teams in the CFP and have a chance of snaring one of the non-semifinal CFP bowl berths (Cotton, Peach, Orange, Fiesta) or at least the Citrus Bowl.

BOWL GUIDE

  • Liberty Bowl: Dec. 29, Memphis
  • Outback Bowl, Jan. 1, Tampa
  • Citrus Bowl, Jan. 1, Orlando
  • TaxSlayer Bowl: Jan. 2, Jacksonville

LSU in the NFL: Week 8

Here’s the complete list of LSU players in the NFL through the first eight weeks of the regular season:

Name, Years at LSU, Team, Position, Week 4, Status/stats, Season

Joe, Barksdale, 2007-10, St., Louis, Rams, OT, Season: started all games

Lamin Barrow, 2009-13, Denver Broncos, LB, Week 8: no stats, Season: 4 tackles

Odell Beckham Jr., 2011-13, New York Giants, WR, W8: bye, Season: 10 receptions, 106 yards, 3 TDs, 1 rush, 13 yards

Alfred Blue, 2010-13, Houston Texans, RB, W8: 14-42 rushing, 1-22 receiving, Season: 61-221 rushing, 5-59, 1 TD receiving, blocked punt (TD), 1 fumble recovery, 2 tackles

Kadron Boone, 2010-13, St. Louis Rams, WR, Signed to practice squad in W8, no stats

Dwayne Bowe, 2003-06, Kansas City Chiefs, WR, W8: 6-64 receiving, Season: 25-346 receiving

Michael Brockers, 2009-11, St. Louis Rams, DT, W8: 1 tackles, Season: 7 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 PBU, 1 QBH, 1 FR

Ron Brooks, 2007-11, Buffalo Bills, CB, W8: 1 tackle, Season: 10 tackles

Morris Claiborne, 2009-11, Dallas Cowboys, CB, Injured reserve, Season: 7 tackles, 1 INT, 1 QBH, 2 PBU

Ryan Clark, 1997-2001, Washington Redskins, FS, W8: 5 tackles, Season: 44 tackles, 0.5 sacks, 1 PBU

Glenn Dorsey, 2004-07, San Francisco 49ers, DT, Injured reserve/Designated to return list

Lavar Edwards, 2008-12, Dallas Cowboys, DE, W8: no stats, Season: 1 tackle

Ego Ferguson, 2010-13, Chicago Bears, DT, W8: 3 tackles, Season: 12 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 TFL, 1 QBH, 2 PBU

Matt Flynn, 2003-07, Green Bay Packers, QB, W8: 1-1 passing, 8 yards, Season: 4-8, 30 yds., 1 INT; 1-(-1) rushing

Jeremy Hill, 2012-13, Cincinnati Bengals, RB, W8: 10-25 rushing, 4-28 receiving, Season: 50-195, 3 TDs rushing, 13-101 receiving

Trindon Holliday, 2006-09, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, WR/RS, W8: 2 punt returns, 17 yds., 2 kickoff returns, 45, 45 yds.

Tyson Jackson, 2004-08, Atlanta Falcons, DE, W8: 1 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 PBU, Season: 15 tackles, 2 TFL, 2 PBUs

Ricky Jean-Francois, 2005-08, Indianapolis Colts, DT, W8: 3 tackles, 1 TFL, Season: 18 tackles, 5 TFL, 3 QBH, 3 PBU, 1 FR

Anthony Johnson, 2011-13, Miami Dolphins, DT, W8: inactive, Season: 1 tackle, 1 QBH, 1 FR

Donnie Jones, 2000-03, Philadelphia Eagles, P, W8: 6 punts, 48.0 avg., Season: 36 punts, 44.7 avg.

Brandon LaFell, 2005-09, New England Patriots, WR, W8: 11-124, 1 TD receiving, Season: 30-461, 4 TDs receiving

Jarvis Landry, 2011-13, Miami Dolphins, WR, W8: 3-23 receiving, 1-4 rushing, 1 KR, 32 yds., 2 PR, 10 yds., Season 25-255, 1 TD receiving, 1-4 rushing, 2 tackles; 17 KR, 465 yds., 13 PR, 83 yds.

LaRon Landry, 2003-06, Indianapolis Colts, S, W5-8: suspended, Season: 23 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 Sack, 1 QBH

Bennie Logan, 2009-12, Philadelphia Eagles, DT, W8: 4 tackles, 1 QBH, Season: 28 tackles, 2 TFL, 1 QBH

Craig Loston, 2009-13, Jacksonville Jaguars, S, W8: no stats, Season: 1 tackle

Tyrann Mathieu, 2010-11, Arizona Cardinals, DB, W8: 4 tackles, 1 PBU, Season: 16 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 QBH, 2 PBU, 1 FR

Danny McCray, 2006-09, Chicago Bears, S, W8: inactive, Season: 17 tackles, 1 FR, 1 tackle

Zach Mettenberger, 2011-13, Tennessee Titans, QB, W8: 27-41 passing, 299 yds, 2 TD, 1 INT., 1-(-1) rushing, Season: 29-46 passing, 316 yds, 2 TD, 2 INT., 1-(-1) rushing

Barkevious Mingo, 2010-12, Cleveland Browns, LB, W8: 2 tackles, 1 QBH, 1 FR, Season: 17 tackles, 1 QBH, 1 FR

Kevin Minter, 2009-12, Arizona Cardinals, LB, W8: 3 tackles, Season: 19 tackles, 1 TFL

Sam Montgomery, 2009-12, Cincinnati Bengals, LB, Season: practice squad

Patrick Peterson, 2008-10, Arizona Cardinals, CB/RS, W8: 5 tackles, Season: 21 tackles, 1 PBU

Rueben Randle, 2009-11, New York Giants, WR, W8: bye, Season: 34-321 receiving, 3 TDs

Eric Reid, 2010-12, San Francisco 49ers, S, W8: bye, Season: 13 tackles, 1 PBU, 1 INT

Stevan Ridley, 2007-10, New England Patriots, RB, Placed on Injured Reserve, Season: 94-340 rushing, 2 TDs, 4-20 receiving

Perry Riley Jr., 2006-09, Washington Redskins, LB, W8: 4 tackles, 1 sack, 2 TFL, 1 PBU, Season: 34 tackles, 2.5 sacks, 3 TFL, 1 PBU

Russell Shepard, 2009-12, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, WR, W8: no stats, Season: 2-30 receiving, 6 tackles

Kelvin Sheppard, 2006-10, Miami Dolphins, LB, W8: 3 tackles, Season: 8 tackles

Tharold Simon, 2010-12, Seattle Seahawks, CB, W8: 2 tackles, Season: 3 tackles

Trai Turner, 2011-13, Carolina Panthers, OG, W8: inactive, Season: started first 7 games

Andrew Whitworth, 2002-05, Cincinnati Bengals, OG, Season: started all games

Kyle Williams, 2002-05, Buffalo Bills, DT, W8: no stats, Season: 16 tackles, 1 sack, 3 TFL, 1 INT, 2 PBU, 4 QBH

Brad Wing, 2010-12, Pittsburgh Steelers, P, W8: 2 punts, 44.5 avg., Season: 35 punts, 44.2 avg.

Al Woods, 2006-09, Tennessee Titans, DT, W8: 2 tackles, Season: 14 tackles

James Wright, 2010-13, Cincinnati Bengals, WR, W8: 1 tackle, Season: 1-24 receiving, 2 tackles

On NFL roster in 2014-15, but not currently

Kendrick Adams, 2010-11, n/a, LB, Preseason Week 3: Waived by Titans

J.C. Copeland, 2010-13, n/a, FB, P4: Released by Cowboys

Chris Faulk, 2010-12, n/a, OL, Waived by Browns on July 29

Michael Ford, 2009-12, n/a, RB, P4: Waived by Bears

Drake Nevis, 2007-10, n/a, DT, Waived by Panthers on Aug. 30

Craig Steltz, 2004-07, n/a, S, P3: Released by Bears

Curtis Taylor, 2004-08, n/a, S, P4: Waived by Cardinals on Aug. 30

Spencer Ware, 2010-12, n/a, RB, P4: Waived by Seahawks on Aug. 30