The LSU Tigers are warming up in their purple jerseys as they seek an historic victory against Idaho on Saturday in Tiger Stadium. Kickoff is 7 p.m.
An LSU victory would give the Tigers an FBS-record 40th consecutive regular-season nonconference victory, dating to a loss at Virginia Tech in the 2002 season opener.
A victory would also set a school record as the 20th consecutive home victory, dating to a loss against Florida in 2009.
LSU has won 26 consecutive games in its purple jerseys, dating to a loss against UAB in 2000. That loss was also the last time the Tigers lost a nonconference game at home.
The Tigers are preparing to play their first game since four players were declared academically ineligible.
Linebacker Tahj Jones, a projected starter who sat out the first two games while awaiting a ruling on his appeal, was the most significant casualty. Junior Luke Muncie has assumed the staring strongside position in Jones’ absence. Freshmen Lamar Louis and Kwon Alexander are both listed as Muncie’s primary backup.
The other three academic casualties – linebacker, D.J. Welter, tight end Tyler Edwards and offensive lineman Evan Washington — had not been listed on the depth chart for the first two games.
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