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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.

Five memorable games: LSU vs. Mississsippi State

LSU has played Mississippi State 107 times since 1896, more than any other opponent. So even though the Tigers have dominated the series of late, winning 14 straight and 21 of their last 22 meetings, it doesn’t mean there haven’t been some very memorable games in this series. Here are five of the best:

Nov. 15, 1958 – LSU 7, Mississippi State 6: On a muddy field in Jackson, Miss., No. 1 LSU trails 6-0 in the third quarter when Warren Rabb throws a 5-yard touchdown pass to Red Hendrix on fourth-and-goal. Tommy Davis’ extra point kick is the difference in what would be the closest call for the national champions.

Nov. 15, 1986 – LSU 47, MississippiState 0: In 1984, LSU went to Starkville with a shot to win the SEC title and lost 16-14. Two years later in Jackson the Tigers leave no doubt. Tommy Hodson throws for 231 yards and two touchdowns while LSU outgains the Bulldogs 580-214 en route to clinching their first SEC championship since 1970.

Oct. 23, 1999 – Mississippi State 17, LSU 16: In a controversial ending in Starkville, State fullback Rod Gibson appears to fumble a pass at the 1 but is called down, then scores on fourth-and-goal with 1:39 left. The win allows the Bulldogs to improve to 7-0 for the first time, while helping send Gerry DiNardo packing as LSU’s coach. Mississippi State hasn’t beaten the Tigers since.

Oct. 21, 2000 – LSU 45, Mississippi State 38 (OT): Down 31-17 entering the fourth quarter to the No. 13 Bulldogs, the Tigers rally to force overtime. In the extra period, LaBrandon Toefield scores on a 13-yard run. On fourth-and-2 at the 17, Trev Faulk and Jeremy Lawrence force State quarterback Wayne Madkin out of bounds to end it.

Sept. 26, 2009 – LSU 30, Mississippi State 26: Call this one the Chad Jones Show. The Tigers’ talented safety runs sideline-to-sideline on a 93-yard third-quarter punt return that ranks as one of the best ever for the Tigers. Jones then helps preserve the win by batting down a Tyson Lee pass in the end zone on third-and-goal at the 1 with 1:14 left.

LSU players in the NFL: Week 2

A total off 44 former LSU players competed, were inactive or on practice squads during Week 2 of the NFL season completed Monday night.

Among the newsworthy performances this week:

  • Stevan Ridley had 25 carries for 101 yards and a touchdown in the New England Patriots’ 30-7 victory over the Minnesota Vikings, the Saints’ opponent Sunday.
  • Jeremy Hill had 15 carries for 75 yards and a score in the Cincinnati Bengals’ 24-10 win over the Atlanta Falcons.
  • Alfred Blue had 11 carries for 40 yards for the Houston Texans in a 30-14 win over the Oakland Raiders.
  • Donnie Jones punted four times for a 53.8-yard average in the Philadelphia Eagles’ 30-27 win over the Indianapolis Colts.
  • Jarvis Landry had five catches for 49 yards and two punt returns in the Miami Dolphins’ 29-10 loss to the Buffalo Bills.

Among the notable absences this week:

  • Barkevious Mingo was inactive for the Cleveland Browns’ 26-24 win over the Saints with a shoulder injury.
  • Odell Beckham Jr., who has yet to play a down for the New York Giants, remained inactive because of his lingering hamstring injury.

Here’s the complete list:

Name, Yrs. at LSU, NFL team, Position, Week 2 stats, Season stats

Joe Barksdale, 2007-10, St. Louis Rams, OT, Week 2: Started, Season: Started 2 games

Lamin Barrow, 2009-13, Denver Broncos, LB, W2: No Stats, Season: 1 tackle

Odell Beckham Jr., 2011-13, New York Giants, WR, W2: Inactive, Season: Inactive

Alfred Blue, 2010-13, Houston Texans, RB, W2: 11 rush, 40 yds., Season: 11 rush, 40 yds., blocked punt (TD)

Dwayne Bowe, 2003-06, Kansas City Chiefs, WR, W2: 3 rec., 41 yds., Season: 3 rec., 41 yds.

Michael Brockers, 2009-11, St. Louis Rams, DT, W2: 1 QBH Season: 2 tackles, 1 QBH

Ron Brooks, 2007-11, Buffalo Bills, CB, W2: 1 tackle, Season: 2 tackles

Morris Claiborne, 2009-11, Dallas Cowboys, CB, W2: 1 tackle, 1 PBU

Ryan Clark, 1997-2001, Washington Redskins, FS, W2: 2 tackles, 0.5 sacks, Season: 7 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, W2: inactive, Season: No stats

Ego Ferguson, 2010-13, Chicago Bears, DT, W2: 1 tackle, Season: 1 tackle

Matt Flynn, 2003-07, Green Bay Packers, QB, Season: has not played

Jeremy Hill, 2012-13, Cincinnati Bengals, RB, W2: 15 rush, 74 yds., 1 TD; 2 rec., 2 yds., Season: 19 rush, 93 yds., 1 TD; 2 rec., 2 yds.

Trindon Holliday, 2006-09, New York Giants, WR/RS, Injured Reserve/Designated to Return list

Tyson Jackson, 2004-08, Atlanta Falcons, DE, W2: no stats, Season: 1 tackle

Ricky Jean-Francois, 2005-08, Indianapolis Colts, DT, W2: 3 Tackles, 1 TFL, 1 PBU, Season: 4 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 PBU

Anthony Johnson, 2011-13, Miami Dolphins, DT, W2: no stats, Season: 1 fumble recovery

Donnie Jones, 2000-03, Philadelphia Eagles, P, W2: 4 punts, 53.8 avg., Season: 10 punts, 44.5 avg.

Brandon LaFell, 2005-09, New England Patriots, WR, W2: no stats, Season: no stats

Jarvis Landry, 2011-13, Miami Dolphins, WR, W2: 5 rec., 49 yds., 2 PR, 3.5 avg.; 1 fumble, 1 tackle, Season: 5 rec., 49 yds.; 1 fumble, 1 tackle, 2 KR, 56 yds., 5 PR, 31 yds.

LaRon Landry, 2003-06, Indianapolis Colts, S, W2: 7 tackles, Season: 15 tackles

Bennie Logan, 2009-12, Philadelphia Eagles, DT, W2: 7 tackles, 1 TFL, Season: 9 tackles, 1 TFL

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

Tyrann Mathieu, 2010-11, Arizona Cardinals, DB, W2: 1 tackle, Season: 1 tackle

Danny McCray, 2006-09, Chicago Bears, S, W2: 2 tackles, 1 FR, Season: 4 tackles, 1 FR

Zach Mettenberger, 2011-13, Tennessee Titans, QB, Season: inactive

Barkevious Mingo, 2010-12, Cleveland Browns, LB, W2: inactive, Season: 4 tackles

Kevin Minter, 2009-12, Arizona Cardinals, LB, W2: 5 tackles, Season: 8 tackles

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

Patrick Peterson, 2008-10, Arizona Cardinals, CB/RS, W2: 4 tackles, Season: 5 tackles

Rueben Randle, 2009-11, New York Giants, WR, W2: 4 rec., 39 yds., 1 TD, Season: 6 rec., 40 yds., 1 TD

Eric Reid, 2010-12, San Francisco 49ers, S, W2: 2 tackles, Season: 6 tackles, 1 PBU, 1 INT

Stevan Ridley, 2007-10, New England Patriots, RB, W2: 25 rush, 101 yds., 1 TD, Season: 33 rush, 122 yds., 1 TD, 2 rec., 7 yds.

Perry Riley Jr., 2006-09, Washington Redskins, LB, W2: 6 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 1 TFL, Season: 12 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 1 TFL

Russell Shepard, 2009-12, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, WR, W2: 1 tackle, Season: 2 tackles

Kelvin Sheppard, 2006-10, Miami Dolphins, LB, W2: 1 tackle, Season: 1 tackle

Tharold Simon, 2010-12, Seattle Seahawks, CB, Season: inactive

Trai Turner, 2011-13, Carolina Panthers, OG, Season: started both games

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

Kyle Williams, 2002-05, Buffalo Bills, DT, W2: 3 tackles, 1 sack, 1 TFL, Season: 4 tackles, 1 sack, 1 TFL, 1 INT, 1 PBU

Brad Wing, 2010-12, Pittsburgh Steelers, P, W2: 4 punts, 45.8 avg., Season: 10 punts, 44.5 avg.

Al Woods, 2006-09, Tennessee Titans, DT, W2: 1 tackle, Season: 2 tackles

James Wright, 2010-13, Cincinnati Bengals, WR, W2: 1 tackle, Season: 1 tackle

On NFL roster earlier in 2014-15, not currently

Kendrick Adams, 2010-11, LB, P3: Waived by Tennessee Titans

Kadron Boone, 2010-13, WR, P4: Waived by Philadelphia Eagles

J.C. Copeland, 2010-13, FB, P4: Released by Dallas Cowboys

Chris Faulk, 2010-12, OL, Waived by Cleveland Browns on July 29

Michael Ford, 2009-12, RB P4: Waived by Chicago Bears

Drake Nevis, 2007-10, DT, Waived by Carolina Panthers on Aug. 30

Craig Steltz, 2004-07, S, P3: Released by Chicago Bears

Curtis Taylor, 2004-08, S, Waived by Arizona Cardinals on Aug. 30

Spencer Ware, 2010-12, RB, Waived by Seattle Seahawks on Aug. 30

Keiland Williams, 2006-09, RB, free agent

Five memorable games: Louisiana teams

Saturday’s game against UL-Monroe will be LSU’s first against an in-state opponent since a 49-3 victory over Northwestern State in 2011. Here’s a look back at five of LSU’s most memorable games against in-state teams:

Aug. 30, 2003 – LSU 49, UL-Monroe 7: The Tigers aren’t among the preseason national title contenders at No. 14 in the preseason AP poll, but make a statement in their soggy season opener. Matt Mauck throws three touchdown passes in the last 6:37 before halftime to lead the first win of a 13-1 campaign that ends with a BCS championship.

Dec. 1, 1973 – Tulane 14, LSU 0: The Tigers haven’t lost to the Green Wave since 1948, but before a record crowd of 86,598 in old Tulane Stadium, the Wave puts an emphatic end to a quarter-century of frustration. Terry Looney’s 36-yard TD pass to Darwin Willie with :19 left before halftime is the only score Tulane needs.

Nov. 26, 1949 – LSU 21, Tulane 0: The Green Wave had already clinched the SEC championship, but Gaynell Tinsley’s Tigers pull a stunning upset at Tulane Stadium to earn a Sugar Bowl berth against Oklahoma, avenging a 46-0 rout by Tulane a year earlier at Tiger Stadium.

Nov. 22, 1958 – LSU 62, Tulane 0: LSU comes into this game 9-0 and ranked No. 1 in the country, needing to topple the Green Wave to win its first modern national championship (trophies were awarded before bowls then). The Tigers lead only 6-0 at halftime but swamp the Wave with a 35-point fourth quarter. Remarkably, LSU would also beat Tulane 62-0 in 1961 and 1965.

Nov. 21, 1936 – LSU 93, Southwestern Louisiana 0: The first game presided over by LSU’s live Bengal tiger mascot, Mike I, is a 14-touchdown score fest that still stands the most lopsided victory in LSU history. The Tigers finish 9-0-1 in the regular season and No. 2 in the first Associated Press poll behind 7-1 Minnesota.

Too early for LSU bowl projections? Nah!

The harvest moon just peaked earlier this week, meaning we’re a long, long way from college bowl season. But it’s never too early for a guesswork prediction, and to that end we’ve collected a smattering of them for you to peruse.

A few of points of interest:

  • Penn State’s bowl eligibility was restored by the NCAA this week, and that could definitely have a bearing on LSU given the SEC-Big Ten bowl tie-ins. Jason Kirk of SBNation.com has LSU meeting Penn State in the Capital One Bowl in a rematch of their January 2010 game.
  • The Cap One is LSU’s most popular destination among the predictions. Six of the 11 we found had the Tigers in Orlando on New Year’s Day.
  • The most optimistic pick: ESPN’s Brett McMurphy has LSU in the Fiesta Bowl against MichiganState. The Fiesta is of course one of the six CFP semifinal bowls, but not this year.
  • CollegeFootballMadness.com picks the Peach, another CFP semifinal bowl, as LSU’s destination to play Cincinnati. Before you say “Not another Peach Bowl,” consider the storylines from this matchup since Tommy Tuberville is Cincy’s coach and Gunner “No Chest” Kiel has been named the Bearcats starting quarterback. Hmmmm.
  • Most unlikely pick: Brad Crawford of SaturdayDownSouth.com has LSU reprising its trip to the Outback Bowl to face Michigan. Love the idea of the Tigers playing Les Miles’ alma mater for the first time, but LSU’s fan turnout in Tampa was so thin it doesn’t seem likely the SEC will send the Tigers there.
  • Remember, after any SEC teams are picked for the CFP semifinals (Sugar and Rose) and any of the other four CFP bowls (Cotton, Fiesta, Orange, Peach), the Capital One Bowl gets to choose sides  for its SEC-Big Ten matchup. Then the SEC will decide the bowls for its remaining bowl eligible teams.
  • The TaxSlayer Bowl is the artist formerly known as the Gator Bowl.

BOWL PROJECTIONS AFTER GAMES OF SEPT. 6

  • Bill Bender, The Sporting News: Capital One Bowl vs. OhioState
  • CollegeFootballMadness.com: Peach Bowl vs. Cincinnati
  • Brad Crawford, SaturdayDownSouth.com: Outback Bowl vs. Michigan
  • Mike Huguenin, NFL.com: Capital One Bowl vs. Iowa
  • Jason Kirk, SBNation.com: Capital One Bowl vs. PennState
  • Brett McMurphy, ESPN.com: Fiesta Bowl vs. MichiganState
  • Jerry Palm, CBSSports.com: Capital One Bowl vs. OhioState
  • Brant Parsons, Orlando Sentinel: Capital One Bowl vs. OhioState
  • Mark Schlabach, ESPN.com: TaxSlayer Bowl vs. Michigan
  • Phil Steele, PhilSteele.com: TaxSlayer Bowl vs. Michigan
  • USA Today: Capital One Bowl vs. Notre Dame

BOWL GUIDE

  • Peach Bowl: Dec. 31, Atlanta
  • Fiesta Bowl: Dec. 31, Glendale, Arizona
  • Capital One Bowl: Jan. 1, Orlando, Florida
  • Outback Bowl: Jan. 1, Tampa, Florida
  • TaxSlayer Bowl: Jan. 2, Jacksonville, Florida

 

LSU players in the NFL: Week 1

A total off 43 former LSU players competed, were inactive or were on practice squads during Week 1 of the NFL season completed Monday night.

Some highlights:

  • Odell Beckham Jr., who has yet to play a down for the New York Giants, was inactive because of his lingering hamstring injury.
  • Alfred Blue blocked a punt and scored for the Houston Texans in his first NFL game.
  • Ryan Clark, a 13-year NFL veteran, had five tackles and broke up a pass in his first game with the Washington Redskins since 2005 (he was with the Steelers from 2006-13).
  • Beckham’s old running mate, Jarvis Landry, had two kick returns for a 28-yard average and three punt returns for an 8-yard average for the Miami Dolphins.
  • LaRon Landry had eight tackles for the Indianapolis Colts.
  • Eric Reid had a 48-yard interception return to go with four tackles for the San Francisco 49ers.
  • Russell Shepard, who entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2013, finally recorded his first NFL tackle Sunday for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
  • In a late transaction, linebacker Kelvin Sheppard signed a contract Monday with Miami. He played for Indianapolis in 2013.

Here’s the complete list:

Name, Years at LSU, NFL Team, Position, Week 1 status/stats

Joe Barksdale, 2007-10, St. Louis Rams, OT, Week 1: Started

Lamin Barrow, 2009-13, Denver Broncos, LB, W1: 1 Tackle

Odell Beckham Jr., 2011-13, New York Giants, WR, W1: Inactive

Alfred Blue, 2010-13, Houston Texans, RB, W1: Blocked Punt, 5 yd. TD return

Dwayne Bowe, 2003-06, Kansas City Chiefs, WR, W1: Suspended

Michael Brockers, 2009-11, St. Louis Rams, DT, W1: 2 Tackles

Ron Brooks, 2007-11, Buffalo Bills, CB, W1: 1 Tackle

Morris Claiborne, 2009-11, Dallas Cowboys, CB, W1: 3 Tackles

Ryan Clark, 1997-2001, Washington Redskins, FS, W1: 5 Tackles, 1 PBU

Glenn Dorsey, 2004-07, San Francisco 49ers, DT, W1: Injured Reserve/Designated to Return list

Lavar Edwards, 2008-12, Dallas Cowboys, DE, W1: No stats

Ego Ferguson, 2010-13, Chicago Bears, DT, W1: No stats

Matt Flynn, 2003-07, Green Bay Packers, QB, W1: Did not play

Jeremy Hill, 2012-13, Cincinnati Bengals, RB, W1: 4 rush, 19 yds

Trindon Holliday, 2006-09, New York Giants, WR/RS, W1: Injured Reserve/Designated to Return list

Tyson Jackson, 2004-08, Atlanta Falcons, DE, W1: 1 Tackle

Ricky Jean-Francois, 2005-08, Indianapolis Colts, DT, W1: 1 Tackle

Anthony Johnson, 2011-13, Miami Dolphins, DT, W1: 1 Fumble recovered

Donnie Jones, 2000-03, Philadelphia Eagles, P, W1: 6 punts, 38.3 avg.

Brandon LaFell, 2005-09, New England Patriots, WR, W1: No stats

Jarvis Landry, 2011-13, Miami Dolphins, WR, W1: 2 KR, 28.0 avg.; 3 PR, 8.0 avg.

LaRon Landry, 2003-06, Indianapolis Colts, S, W1: 8 Tackles

Bennie Logan, 2009-12, Philadelphia Eagles, DT, W1: 2 Tackles

Craig Loston, 2009-13, Jacksonville Jaguars, S, W1: Practice Squad

Tyrann Mathieu, 2010-11, Arizona Cardinals, DB, W1: Inactive

Danny McCray, 2006-09, Chicago Bears, S, W1: 2 Tackles

Zach Mettenberger, 2011-13, Tennessee Titans, QB, W1: Inactive

Barkevious Mingo, 2010-12, Cleveland Browns, LB, W1: 4 Tackles

Kevin Minter, 2009-12, Arizona Cardinals, LB, W1: 3 Tackles

Sam Montgomery, 2009-12, Cincinnati Bengals, LB, W1: Practice Squad

Patrick Peterson, 2008-10, Arizona Cardinals, CB/RS, W1: 1 Tackle

Rueben Randle, 2009-11, New York Giants, WR, W1: 2 rec., 1 yd.

Eric Reid, 2010-12, San Francisco 49ers, S, W1: 4 Tackles, 1 PBU, 1 INT, 48 yds.

Stevan Ridley, 2007-10, New England Patriots, RB, W1: 8 rush, 21 yds.; 2 rec., 7 yds.

Perry Riley Jr., 2006-09, Washington Redskins, LB, W1: 6 Tackles

Russell Shepard, 2009-12, TampaBay Buccaneers, WR, W1: 1 Tackle

Tharold Simon, 2010-12, Seattle Seahawks, CB, W1: Inactive

Trai Turner, 2011-13, Carolina Panthers, OG, W1: Started

Andrew Whitworth, 2002-05, Cincinnati Bengals, OG, W1: Started

Kyle Williams, 2002-05, Buffalo Bills, DT, W1: 1 Tackle, 1 PBU

Brad Wing, 2010-12, Pittsburgh Steelers, P, W1: 6 Punts, 43.7 avg.

Al Woods, 2006-09, Tennessee Titans, DT, W1: 1 Tackle

James Wright, 2010-13, Cincinnati Bengals, WR, W1: Inactive

Signed Monday (Sept. 8)

Kelvin Sheppard, 2006-10, Miami Dolphins, LB

Five memorable games: LSU home openers

This will be the first meeting in football between LSU and Sam Houston State. Given there’s no history between these two programs, here’s a look back at five of LSU’s most memorable home openers:

 Sept. 8, 2007 – LSU 48, Virginia Tech 7: In perhaps the Tigers’ most overwhelming victory over a quality opponent, No. 2 LSU rolls over No. 9 Virginia Tech in a game of utter domination. The Tigers outgain the Hokies 598-149 and control the ball for more than 34½ minutes.

Sept. 26, 2005 – Tennessee 30, LSU 27 (OT): In a game moved to a Monday night because of Hurricane Rita, LSU fritters away a 21-0 halftime lead in overtime. The Tigers, emotionally spent by the landfalls of Hurricanes Rita and Katrina, peel off 10 straight wins to reach the SEC Championship Game.

Sept. 16, 1995 – LSU 12, Auburn 6: In 1994, Tigers QB Jamie Howard threw three pick sixes in a loss at Auburn that symbolized the frustration of the Curley Hallman era. In this one, Howard helps new coach Gerry DiNardo “bring the magic back,” though not until Troy Twillie knocks away a game-ending Patrick Nix pass for Tyrone Goodson.

Sept. 11, 1976 – LSU 6, Nebraska 6: The Cornhuskers are just the second No. 1-ranked team to visit Tiger Stadium, and underdog LSU carries the fight to Nebraska all night. The ‘Huskers only escape an upset when Mike Conway’s 44-yard field goal attempt sails just wide in the closing seconds.

Sept. 17, 1966 – LSU 28, South Carolina 12: In a game he helped schedule while still LSU’s coach, Paul Dietzel returned to Tiger Stadium in his first game at South Carolina. Dietzel had just left Army, which he left LSU for in 1962, leaving behind a desire for revenge satisfied by this win.

 

LSU vs. the Big Ten: Five memorable games

LSU vs. the Big Ten: Five memorable games

Since LSU and Wisconsin have played just twice in football, we thought we’d highlight five memorable games between the Tigers and current members of the Big Ten:

Jan. 7, 2007 – LSU 38, Ohio State 24: Given a second chance at the national title despite two losses, the Tigers spot the Buckeyes a 10-0 lead at the Superdome and come storming back for their second BCS crown in four years. Matt Flynn throws for four touchdowns, two to tight end Richard Dickson, to lead the charge.

Jan. 1, 2005 – Iowa 30, LSU 25: The Capital One Bowl is guaranteed an emotional farewell after Nick Saban accepts the Miami Dolphins job on Christmas Day. The ending tops even that. JaMarcus Russell rallies LSU from a 24-12 deficit to take a 25-24 lead before Drew Tate’s 56-yard touchdown pass to Warren Holloway on the final play.

Jan. 1, 2002 – LSU 47, Illinois 34: After upsetting No. 2 Tennessee in the SEC Championship Game, the Tigers train their explosive offense on the Big Ten champion Illini. With Rohan Davey throwing bombs to Biletnikoff Award winner Josh Reed, LSU sprints to a 34-7 halftime lead and coasts to its first Sugar Bowl win in 34 years.

Sept. 25, 1971 – LSU 38, Wisconsin 28: A capacity crowd of 78,535 at Camp Randall Stadium watches the Tigers invade Madison and leave with a wild victory in the first meeting between LSU and the Badgers. Paul Lyons directs the LSU offense with a then school record 304 yards total yards.

Jan. 1, 1971 – Nebraska 17, LSU 12: The SEC champion Tigers meet the No. 3-ranked Cornhuskers in an Orange Bowl spiked with national title implications. LSU leads 12-10 in the fourth quarter before Nebraska drives 76 yards for the winning score on a 1-yard keeper by Jerry Tagge. The ‘Huskers secure the title with an interception of Bert Jones.

 

LSU Tigers in the NFL: preseason edition

Here’s a list of former LSU football players who are on or have been on NFL rosters during the preseason. Information was provided by LSU:

Former players on current NFL rosters

  • OT Joe Barksdale (At LSU 2007-10) St. Louis Rams

Game 1: started; Game 2: started; Game 3: started

  • LB Lamin Barrow (2009-13) Denver Broncos

Game 1: 3 total tackles, Game 2: 1 TT, Game 3: 2 TT, 1 for loss

  • WR Odell Beckham Jr. (2011-13) New York Giants

HOF game, Game 1, Game 2, Game 3: Did not play (hamstring)

  • RB Alfred Blue (2010-13) Houston Texans

Game 1: 6 carries, 30 yds; Game 2: 6-22, TD; Game 3: 9-27

  • WR Dwayne Bowe (2003-06) Kansas City Chiefs

Game 1: 1 rec, 10 yds; Game 2: 5-62: Game 3: Did not play

  • DT Michael Brockers (2009-11) St. Louis Rams

Game 1, Game 2: Did not play; Game 3: 2 TT, 1 TFL

  • CB Ron Brooks (2007-11) Buffalo Bills

Game 1: 3 TT, 1 PBU; Game 2: No stats; Game 3: 2 TT

  • CB Morris Claiborne (2009-11) Dallas Cowboys

Game 1, Game 2, Game 3: Did not play

  • FS Ryan Clark (1997-2001) Washington Redskins

Game 1: Did not play; Game 2: 1 TT, 1 TFL; Game 3: 2 TT

  • DT Glenn Dorsey (2004-07) San Francisco 49ers

Game 1, Game, Game 3: Did not play (torn biceps)

  • DE Lavar Edwards (2008-12) Tennessee Titans

Game 1: 1 TT, sack; Game 2: No stats: Game 3: No stats

  • DT Ego Ferguson (2010-13) Chicago Bears

Game 1: 2 TT; Game 2: No stats; Game 3: 3 TT

  • QB Matt Flynn (2003-07) Green Bay Packers

Game 1: 5-10, 49 yds; Game 2: 2-3, 44 yds, TD; Game 3: 4-10, 37 yds, INT

  • RB Jeremy Hill (2012-13) Cincinnati Bengals

Game 1: 6-36; Game 2: 3-16 rushing, 2-13 rec.; Game 3: 12-48

  • WR/RS Trindon Holliday (2006-09) New York Giants

HOF Game: Did not play; Game 1, Game 2, Game 3: No stats (hamstring)

  • DE Tyson Jackson (2004-08) Atlanta Falcons

Game 1: 1 TT; Game 2: No stats; Game 3: No stats

  • DT Ricky Jean-Francois (2005-08): Indianapolis Colts

Game 1: 1 TT, 1 PBU; Game 2: No stats: Game 3: No stats

  • DT Anthony Johnson (2011-13) Miami Dolphins

Game 1: 2 TT, 1 TFL; Game 2: 1 TT; Game 3: No stats

  • P Donnie Jones (2000-03) Philadelphia Eagles

Game 1: 5 punts, 46.0 avg; Game 2: 1-57; Game 3: 3-41.3

  • WR Brandon LaFell (2005-09) New England Patriots

Game 1: 2-16; Game 2: 2-29, TD; Game 3: 2-14

  • WR Jarvis Landry (2011-13) Miami Dolphins

Game 1: 1-(-1); Game 2: 1-26; Game 3: 2-20, 2 KR, 3 PR

  • S LaRon Landry (2003-06) Indianapolis Colts

Game 1: Did not play; Game 2: No stats; Game 3: 6 TT, 1 PBU

  • DT Bennie Logan (2009-12) Philadelphia Eagles

Game 1, Game 2, Game 3: Not active

  • S Craig Loston (2009-13) Jacksonville Jaguars

Game 1: 1 TT; Game 2: 1 TT; Game 3: No stats

  • DB Tyrann Mathieu (2010-11) Arizona Cardionals

Game 1, Game 2, Game 3: Not active (Came off PUP list Aug. 19)

  • S Danny McCray (2006-09) Chicago Bears

Game 1: 1 TT; Game 2: 4 TT; Game 3: 2 TT

  • QB Zach Mettenberger (2011-13) Tennessee Titans

Game 1: 4-7, 87 yds, INT; Game 2: 20-25, 269 yds, 2 TD, 1 INT; Game 3: 11-19, 148 yds

  • LB Barkevious Mingo (2010-12) Cleveland Browns

Game 1: 2 TT, 1 sack; Game 2: 4 TT; Game 3: No stats

  • LB Kevin Minter (2009-12) Arizona Cardinals

Game 1: 1 PBU; Game 2: No stats; Game 3: No stats

  • LB Sam Montgomery (2009-12) Cincinnati Bengals

Game 1: No stats; Game 2: 2 TT; Game 3: 1 TT

  • DT Drake Nevis (2007-10) Carolina Panthers

Game 1, Game 2, Game 3: Not active

  • CB/RS Patrick Peterson (2008-10) Arizona Cardinals

Game 1: No stats; Game 2: 2 TT; Game 3: 6 TT

  • WR Reuben Randle (2009-11) New York Giants

Game 1: No stats; Game 2: No stats; Game 3: 2-41, TD

  • S Eric Reid (2010-12) San Francisco 49ers

Game 1: 1 TT; Game 2: No stats; Game 3: 2 TT

  • RB Stevan Ridley (2007-10) New England Patriots

Game 1: 2-2; Game 2: 9-45; Game 3: 8-28

  • LB Perry Riley Jr. (2006-09) Washington Redskins

Game 1: 1 TT; Game 2: 2 TT; Game 3: 4 TT

  • WR Russell Shepard (2009-12) Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Game 1: No stats; Game 2: 1-22; Game 3: No stats

  • LB Kelvin Sheppard (2006-10) Indianapolis Colts

Game 1: Did not play; Game 2: 5 TT; Game 3: 5 TT

  • CB Tharold Simon (2010-12) Seattle Seahawks

Game 1: 1 TT; Game 2: 3 TT, 1 PBU; Game 3: 2 TT, 2 PBU

  • S Curtis Taylor (2004-08) Arizona Cardinals

Game 1: 1 TT; Game 2: 3 TT, 1 PBU; Game 3: 2 TT

  • G Trai Turner (2011-13) Carolina Panthers

Game 1: Started; Game 2: Started; Game 3: Started

  • RB Spencer Ware (2010-12) Seattle Seahawks

Game 1: 4-11; Game 2: 2-9; Game 3: 3-18

  • OG Andrew Whitworth (2002-05) Cincinnati Bengals

Game 1: Did not play; Game 2: Started; Game 3: Started

  • DT Kyle Williams (2002-05) Buffalo Bills

Game 1: 2 TT, 1 sack, 1 FF; Game 2: No stats; Game 3: No stats

  • P Brad Wing (2010-12) Pittsburgh Steelers

Game 1: 6-36.5; Game 2: 6-44.5; Game 3: 5-39.8

  • DT Al Woods (2006-09) Tennessee Titans

Game 1: 1 TT; Game 2: No stats; Game 3: No stats

  • WR James Wright (2010-13) Cincinnati Bengals

Game 1: 1-20, TD; Game 2: No stats; Game 3: No stats

Players involved in recent transactions, not currently on a roster

  • LB Kendrick Adams (2010-11)

Waived by Tennessee Titans

  • WR Kadron Boone (2010-13)

Waived by Philadelphia Eagles

  • FB J.C. Copeland (2010-13)

Released by Dallas Cowboys

  • OL Chris Faulk (2010-12)

Waived by Cleveland Browns

  • RB Michael Ford (2009-12)

Waived by Chicago Bears

  • S Craig Steltz (2004-07)

Released by Chicago Bears

  • CB Corey Webster (2001-04)

Free agent

  • RB Keiland Williams (2006-09)

Free agent

‘The Les Miles Show’ debuts Wednesday

Les Miles

Les Miles

“The Les Miles Show” returns to the radio airwaves Wednesday for the 2014 season. The season premier is set for 7 p.m. at T.J. Ribs on Acadian Thruway at I-10.

“The Les Miles Show” can be heard across Louisiana on the LSU Sports Radio Network, including on 98.1 FM in Baton Rouge and on the GeauxZone at LSUSports.net and on the LSUSports mobile app.

Cox Sports Television will televise the show on a tape-delayed basis each Wednesday at 8 p.m.

“The Les Miles Show” will run for 15 straight weeks during the fall, including the week of both open dates. The final show of the regular season will be held the week of the Texas A&M game.

LSU play-by-play announcer Jim Hawthorne once again serves as host. Hawthorne is beginning his 32nd season as the “Voice of the Tigers.”

LSU highlights on the SEC Network through Aug. 24

SEC Now - August 14, 2014

 

Here’s a look at LSU highlights on the SEC Network through Sunday, Aug. 24:

Wednesday

  • 2 a.m.: Football vs. Tennessee, 2005

Thursday

  • Midnight: Football at Kentucky, 2007

Friday

  • 9 p.m.: Football season preview
  • 10 p.m.: Football season preview

Saturday

  • 11 p.m.: SEC Storied: Lolo (feature on former LSU hurdler Lolo Jones)

Sunday

  • Midnight: Football vs Florida, 2007
  • 2:30 a.m.: Football vs. Auburn, 2007
  • 5 a.m.: Football at Alabama, 2011
  • 7 a.m.: BCS National Championship Game vs. OhioState
  • 9 a.m.: Football season preview