By: Terrill J. Weil
Da Boot Sports!
2019 has been a dream season for the LSU football team and all their fans. Ed Orgeron and this group of young men have capture the hearts of the Tiger faithful. Throughout the season, this LSU team has broken and set several records. Below is a list of some of the records, as well as some interesting facts about the team's recent accomplishments. Enjoy...
**LSU is now 1-0 in College Football Playoff games since the CFP's birth in 2014. With the Peach Bowl win, LSU earned a spot in the College Football Playoff National Championship for the first time since the birth of the CFP in 2014.
**LSU is 14-0 for the first time in school history.
**LSU has won 15 consecutive games dating back to last season. It's the second longest active winning streak in the nation behind Clemson's 29 in a row.
**The 2019 Peach Bowl marks LSU's 51st Bowl Appearance. The Tigers are 27-23-1 all-time in bowl games. **LSU continues its success in the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl, improving to 6-1 at the game.
**The Tigers are 6-0 this season in games against Top-10 teams
**LSU's six wins against top-ten opponents is the most in school history.
**In their 41st overall appearance in a domed stadium, LSU has a record of 32-8 all-time.
**In games played as the #1 team in either poll, (AP or Coaches, or both), LSU is 30-4.
**National Coach of the Year, Ed Orgeron, improved to 39-9 as LSU's head coach.
**Under Coach O, LSU has won 30 games by double-figures.
**When LSU has scored at least 20 points under Orgeron , the Tigers are 37-2.
**LSU has only trailed four times all season long.
**The Tigers have gone 25 consecutive quarters without trailing in a game. The last time was in the 3rd quarter against Auburn on Oct. 26.
**LSU hasn't trailed in the 4th quarter all season long.
**LSU has extended its record for points in a season to 684, with a ball game to go.
**LSU's 63 points in the Peach Bowl set College Football Playoff and New Year's Six Games records.
**LSU has scored 40+ points a school record 11 times this season.
**The Tigers have scored in 53 of 56 quarters this season.
**Joe Burrow now has 71 career touchdown passes, breaking Tommy Hodson's career record of 69. Hodson played for LSU from 1986-89.
**Burrow's 493 yards in the Peach Bowl set a record in the College Football Playoff.
**Burrow is the first player in FBS history to be responsible for 8 touchdowns in a bowl game.
**Burrow's seven touchdown passes in the Peach Bowl ties an SEC record, most recently set by Drew Lock of Missouri in 2017.
**Burrow has become the first quarterback from the SEC to pass for 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns in the same season.
**Burrow now has 5,208 yards on the season and 55 touchdowns, both SEC records.
**Burrow is just the 17th player in NCAA history to pass for 5,000 yards in a season.
**Burrow continues the pace for the NCAA record for completion percentage, improving to 371-478 on the season. A staggering 77.6%
**Joe Burrow has won, First Team All-SEC, SEC Offensive Player of the Year, Unanimous All-American, Davey O'Brien Award, Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, Sporting News Player of the Year, AP College Football Player of the Year, Walter Camp Award, Maxwell Award, Heisman Trophy....
**Kicker Cade York has accounted for 146 points this season. Only former kicker Colt David has accounted for more in a single season with 147 in 2007. York should easily own this record by the end of Monday night. On the season York has made 83 of 87 extra points, and 21 of 26 field goals.
**Thaddeus Moss now holds the LSU record for receptions by a tight end in a season, (42), and for receiving yards in a season for a tight end, (534). Moss also set the record for the longest reception by a tight end (since 1958) in the second quarter of the Peach Bowl when he had a 62 yard touchdown pass from Joe Burrow.
**Justin Jefferson has 14 catches for 227 yards and four touchdowns in the Peach Bowl.
**Jefferson's four touchdown catches are the most in the Peach Bowl, New Year's Six and in a CFP Semi-Finals game.
** Jefferson's four touchdown catches ties the record for all bowl games.
**Jefferson has 18 touchdown receptions this year. This now ties him with Ja'Marr Chase for the team lead this year and the LSU all-time record for touchdowns in a season. Both Jefferson and Chase are tied for the SEC touchdown receptions record with Florida's Reidel Anthony who had 18 in 1996.
**Jefferson's 227 yards receiving set a Peach Bowl, New Year's Six, and College Football Playoff records and are the sixth most in LSU history.
**Jefferson's 14 receptions in the Peach Bowl are tied for the second most in LSU history. Josh Reed had 19 in 2001 against Alabama. Wendell Davis had 14 vs. Ole Miss in 1986.
**Jefferson has also surpassed 100 catches on the season, (102), becoming only the third receiver in SEC history with 100 catches. (Amari Cooper, had 124 in 2014 and Jordan Matthews had 112 in 2013)
**The Tigers will be looking to win their 4th National Championship this Monday night in the Mercededs Benz Super Dome.
1958 - LSU 7, Clemson 0
2003 - LSU 21, Oklahoma 14
2007 - LSU 38, Ohio St. 24
2011 - Alabama 21, LSU 0
Looking forward to covering the game on Monday!! Geaux Tigers!!
By: Terrill J. Weil
Da Boot Sports!