01/14/19 - (ILB) - *Devin White, Jr, 6-0, 240 LSU All-America and Butkus Award-winning linebacker Devin White says he has decided to enter the 2019 NFL draft and forgo his remaining season of eligibility to play for the Tigers. White, who made the announcement in a video released Monday on social media, is the third player from the 2018 Tigers to leave school early to turn pro, joining defensive back Greedy Williams and interior defensive lineman Ed Alexander. White led LSU this season with 123 solo or assisted tackles, including 12 tackles for losses and three sacks. He also forced three fumbles and recovered two, and broke up six passes. In his video, White, a Louisiana native, thanks LSU, coaches and fans for "sweet memories" and "unwavering support" that he will "cherish forever." White also offers special thanks to coach Ed Orgeron for treating like a son and defensive coordinator Dave Aranda for helping mold him into the Tigers' first Butkus Award winner. He also says he intends to eventually complete the requirements needed to graduate. - AP College Football
11/18/18 - (QB) - Joe Burrow, rJr, 6-3, 216 When Joe Burrow found freshman receiver Ja'Marr Chase deep down the left sideline to the Rice 2, it marked the LSU's quarterback's 11th completion of 15 or more yards. And that was before five minutes had elapsed in the third quarter. Burrow passed for a career-high 307 yards and two touchdowns in less than three quarters, and No. 10 LSU rolled to a 42-10 victory over struggling Rice on Saturday night. "For the confidence of this offense, it was important for us to click tonight," Burrow said. "We wanted to move the ball without any hesitation or road blocks. For the most part, I think we did that." The Tigers (9-2, No. 7 CFP) led 35-3 midway through the third quarter en route to a victory in which the only drama involved whether LSU would cover a point spread hovering around 44 points before kickoff. The question now is whether the kind of passing proficiency Burrow and Co. achieved against a team on an 11-game skid translates in a meaningful way in a relatively high-stakes Southeastern Conference finale at Texas A&M next weekend. With a victory in that game, LSU can clinch its first 10-win season under coach Ed Orgeron - and virtually ensure a New Year's Day bowl bid. - AP College Football
11/11/18 - (QB) - Joe Burrow, rJr, 6-3, 216 Joe Burrow was 15 of 21 for 195 yards and a touchdown and the LSU defense dominated while leading the No. 9 Tigers to a 24-17 victory over Arkansas on Saturday night. The win comes a week after LSU (8-2, 5-2 Southeastern Conference) was shut out in a loss to No. 1 Alabama, and it improves coach Ed Orgeron to 8-0 in games following a loss. The Tigers haven't lost back-to-back games since dropping three straight in 2015. Justin Jefferson had six catches for 117 yards, including a 40-yard touchdown for the game's first score. The Razorbacks (2-8, 0-6) managed a season-low 216 yards of total offense - including only 16 yards on the ground - while losing their ninth straight SEC game dating to last season. Ty Storey completed 19 of 38 passes for 200 yards and two touchdowns for Arkansas, which had just 91 yards of total offense through three quarters before scoring twice in the fourth quarter. The Razorbacks have lost three straight to LSU and eight of their last nine games under first-year coach Chad Morris. - AP College Football
10/23/18 - (ILB) - *Devin White, Jr, 6-0, 240 LB Devin White will miss the first half of Saturday's game against Alabama when it was determined LSU had no grounds on which to appeal a controversial targeting call on White. "Discussions with the SEC made clear there is no process for appeal," LSU senior associate athletic director Robert Munson told the New Orleans Times-Picayune. "The suspension will stand."
10/22/18 - (SS) - Grant Delpit, So, 6-2, 203 OCT 22 SEC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Grant Delpit, S, LSU...Led LSU with 10 tackles to go with a sack for an 8-yard loss and a pair of interceptions in the 19-3 win over Mississippi State...His sack came on fourth-and-three at the LSU 37 to end that third quarter drive, while his second interception came at LSU 5-yard line late in fourth quarter...Overall, defensive leader that helped hold the Bulldogs to 260 total yards, including 59 through the air ... Mississippi State was 2-of-14 on third-down opportunities...After giving up a field goal on State's second possession, the Bulldogs' final 11 possessions of the game ended with 7 punts, three interceptions and a turnover on downs. - SEC Football
10/22/18 - (K) - Cole Tracy, Sr, 5-10, 183 OCT 22 SEC SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Cole Tracy, PK, LSU...Kicked four field goals on four attempts in LSU's 19-3 win over No. 22 Mississippi State...Ran his streak to 12 straight field goals without a miss ... Field goals came from 25, 38, 29 and 40 yards...First player in LSU history to kick 9 field goals in a two-game span (tied school-record with 5 field goals last week vs. Georgia)...Is now 21-of-23 for the season and hasn't missed a kick inside the 50-yard line in 2018 (two misses are from 53 yards) ... Leads nation in field goals (21). - SEC Football
10/22/18 - (ILB) - *Devin White, Jr, 6-0, 240 LSU linebacker Devin White will miss the first half of the upcoming game against No. 1 Alabama after he was called for targeting in Saturday's contest. White, who entered Saturday's tilt as the SEC's third-leading tackler, was flagged after he hit Mississippi State quarterback Nick Fitzgerald in the fourth quarter of LSU's 19-3 win. Per the NCAA, if a targeting foul "occurs during the second half or overtime of a game, the player is ejected for the remainder of the game and the first half of the next contest." "We probably won't have Devin for the first half, so we're going to have to make some adjustments there," Tigers coach Ed Orgeron said. "It's gonna hurt our football team. But you know, hey, we gotta live with it. That's what it is, that's the rule, and that's what we gotta do, and we gotta get somebody ready." An LSU school administrator confirmed to Sports Illustrated that it cannot appeal the decision. White finished with 10 tackles and a pass breakup on Saturday for LSU, which will have a week off before challenging the Crimson Tide on Nov. 3. Sophomore Patrick Queen is listed as the backup to White, who has 77 tackles this season. - The Sports Xchange
10/20/18 - (OLB) - Michael Divinity Jr., Jr, 6-1, 238 Michael Divinity Jr.'s interception set up Nick Brossette's short touchdown run, Cole Tracy kicked four field goals, and No. 5 LSU beat No. 22 Mississippi State 19-3 on Saturday night. Still, the Tiger Stadium crowd left angry after LSU's top linebacker, Devin White, was ejected for targeting in the fourth quarter, meaning he will not be eligible to play in the first half of the Tigers' upcoming showdown with unbeaten and top-ranked Alabama. White appeared to lower his head as he leveled quarterback Nick Fitzgerald a moment after he released a pass that was intercepted by defensive back Kristian Fulton. The targeting penalty wiped out the turnover, and LSU's celebrations also drew two flags for unsportsmanlike conduct, resulting in 45 yards in penalties on one play. Safety John Battle's interception prevented Mississippi State from scoring on the drive and virtually sealed the result. But fans continued booing officials until the end, keenly aware of how much the absence of White, even for just a half, could hurt the Tigers (7-1, 4-1 Southeastern Conference) against Crimson Tide's dynamic and prolific offense. - AP College Football
10/15/18 - (ILB) - *Devin White, Jr, 6-0, 240 OCT 15 SEC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Devin White, LB, LSU,...Led LSU with a season-high 13 tackles in the 36-16 win over Georgia...Add a half-tackle for loss, recovered a fumble and a QB hurry in the win...LSU's defense held Georgia scoreless in the first half as the Tigers built a 16-0 halftime lead...Limited a Georgia offense that was averaging 42 points and 485 total yards a game to well below its season average with season-lows of 16 points, 322 total yards, and 113 rushing yard...Georgia was 5-of-14 on third-down attempts. - SEC Football
10/15/18 - (K) - Cole Tracy, Sr, 5-10, 183 OCT 15 SEC SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Cole Tracy, PK, LSU,...Became just the second player in LSU history to kick five field goals in a game going 5-for-5 in the 36-16 win over No.2 Georgia...Tied the school-record of five held by Josh Jasper (2010 vs. Miss. State) ... Added three PATs to finish with 18 points, setting the LSU record for most points scored by kicking in a game...Kicked field goals of 33, 36, 39, 24, and 30 yards in the win ... Ran his streak of consecutive field goals to eight straight...For the season is 17-of-19 on field goals with his only two misses coming from 53 yards out...His 17 field goals already ranks No. 5 on LSU's all-time single-season list. - SEC Football
10/14/18 - (QB) - Joe Burrow, rJr, 6-3, 216 As a jubilant sort of mayhem engulfed LSU coach Ed Orgeron, with fans rushing onto the field, the Cajun coach who grew up loving the Tigers calmly looked around and let the spectacle sink in, then hugged wife Kelly. Joe Burrow passed for 200 yards and had two short touchdown runs, LSU's defense staggered Georgia's normally prolific offense, and the 13th-ranked Tigers beat the No. 2 Bulldogs 36-16 on Saturday to give Orgeron a signature victory. Five fourth-down decisions by Orgeron influenced the result. LSU converted all four times it ran an offensive play on fourth-and-short, sustaining three drives that produced a total of 13 points.
"We were going to be as aggressive as we can. We were going to take shots and go for it and play to win the game the whole time," the burly Orgeron said in his trademark raspy voice. "We were going for it as hard as we can today. We were throwing out the kitchen sink, man. We were giving them everything we had and we did it." In another instance, Orgeron called timeout and elected to punt on fourth-and-2 after the offense initially remained on the field. That decision pinned Georgia at its 4, and Kristian Fulton's interception of Jake Fromm's pass shortly afterward set up another of Cole Tracy's five field goals. "He knows what he's doing. People just, they hear his accent and they just think, 'Oh, this guys is just all rah-rah,'" senior tight end Foster Moreau said. "He made all the right decisions tonight." - AP College Football
10/12/18 - (WR) - Dee Anderson, Jr, 6-5, 229 Dee Anderson won't play on Saturday against No. 2 Georgia, head coach Ed Orgeron said.
Orgeron told reporters only that Anderson "will not be available" for the No. 13 Tigers (5-1), who will be trying to rebound from a loss to Florida last weekend. No injury or other reason for his absence was given. Anderson, a 6-6, 229-yard junior, has 12 receptions for 154 yards this season for LSU, but has not scored a touchdown.
10/03/18 - (WR) - Justin Jefferson, So, 6-1, 185 WR Justin Jefferson has been the closest thing to a go-to receiver for QB Joe Burrow. A half-dozen Tigers have taken turns making big plays, but Jefferson has had a couple of big games and is coming off his biggest last week when he had five catches for 99 yards and two touchdowns.
10/01/18 - (QB) - Joe Burrow, rJr, 6-3, 216 OCT 1 SEC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Joe Burrow, QB, LSU,...Set career-highs for rushing (96 yards), passing (292 yards) and total offense (388 yards) in leading LSU to a 45-16 win over Ole Miss...Accounted for four TDs (3 passing, 1 rushing) as the Tigers registered season-highs for points (45) and total offense (573) in the win...It's the fifth straight game that LSU has improved in total yards from the previous game...Connected on 18-of-25 passes for 292 yards and rushed nine times for 96 yards, including a 35-yard TD in the fourth quarter...Threw TD passes of 21, 65, and 5 yards against the Rebels ... Is now 5-0 as LSU's starting quarterback and has thrown 131 passes this year without an interception. - SEC Football
09/25/18 - (K) - Cole Tracy, Sr, 5-10, 183 SEPT 17 SEC SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Cole Tracy, PK, LSU...Kicked game-winning 42-yard field goal as time expired to lead LSU to a 22-21 comeback win over No. 7 Auburn...The 42-yarder was his third field goal of the game and capped an 11-point comeback for LSU ... Made field goals of 33 yards (2nd quarter) and 27-yards (3rd quarter)...His third quarter field goal made it a one score game at 21-13...Is believed to be the first kicker to have a "walk-off" field goal to win a game in regulation for LSU since Oct. 25, 1941 vs. Florida. - SEC Football
09/25/18 - (QB) - Joe Burrow, rJr, 6-3, 216 SEPT 17 SEC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Joe Burrow, QB, LSU...In just his third career start, engineered an 11-point second half comeback for LSU in the 22-21 win over No. 7 Auburn...Threw a 71-yard TD pass to Derrick Dillon with 8:18 left in game to pull LSU to within 21-19 ... Drove the Tigers 52 yards on 14 plays, which included two third-down conversions and one fourth-down conversion, to setup game-winning field goal as time expired...Completed 15-of-34 passes for a career-best 249 yards and a TD ... Rushed for 22 yards...Is now 3-0 as LSU's starter as the Tigers went without a turnover for the third straight game. - SEC Football
09/24/18 - (ILB) - *Devin White, Jr, 6-0, 240 LB Devin White is projected as a possible first-round pick next April if he bypasses his senior season, and he has continued the productivity through four games after a breakout season last year. White leads the SEC with 38 tackles and an average of 9.8 per game.
09/24/18 - (TE) - Foster Moreau, Sr, 6-4, 250 TE Foster Moreau is coming off his most productive game of the season. He caught four passes for 33 yards after catching just two passes through three games. The Tigers' young wide receivers have been slow to demonstrate much consistency, so the senior tight end might be the target that Joe Burrow feels most comfortable with as the younger players grow into their roles.
09/10/18 - (OT) - Saahdiq Charles, So, 6-4, 305 OT Saahdiq Charles is expected back after a one-game absence, reportedly because of a suspension.
09/10/18 - (OG) - Garrett Brumfield, rSr, 6-2, 303 G Garrett Brumfield is projected as a possible high-round draft choice next spring. Even though the offensive line has had some inconsistency, coach Ed Orgeron has praised Brumfield for his leadership. He has provided stability at left guard while there have been changes taking place all around him. The line has played well at times and got better as the game against Miami wore on.
09/06/18 - (ILB) - *Devin White, Jr, 6-0, 240 LB Devin White, projected as a possible first- or second-round draft choice next year if he bypasses his senior season, was in a familiar place atop the list of Tigers tacklers in the game against Miami. Though White's eight tackles were fewer than his average of 10-plus last season, he nonetheless served notice that he will again be around the football and make tackles with regularity this season.
09/06/18 - (WR) - Jonathan Giles, rJr, 5-11, 186 WR Jonathan Giles was relatively quiet in his LSU debut, catching one pass for nine yards. Giles, who caught 69 passes and scored 13 touchdowns at Texas Tech two years ago before transferring, is the only experienced Tigers receiver and it's just a matter of time before he becomes a major factor. That time could be now. LSU is going to want to get the passing game on track this week in preparation for the SEC opener at Auburn next week. Look for the Tigers to open things up to see what Joe Burrow can do, and Giles figures to be a main target.
09/04/18 - (DE) - K'Lavon Chaisson, , 6-4, 220 LB K'Lavon Chaisson will miss the rest of the season with an injury, LSU coach Ed Orgeron said Tuesday. Chaisson appeared to injure his knee in the fourth quarter of the Tigers' 33-17 win over Miami (Fla.) on Sunday. LSU had high hopes for Chaisson, who was expected to succeed Arden Key as the team's edge rusher in its 3-4 alignment. Chaisson earned a spot on the 2017 SEC All-Freshman team after playing in 12 games last season. He registered 27 tackles, two sacks and 4.5 tackles for loss in his rookie campaign.
09/04/18 - (ILB) - Jacob Phillips, So, 6-3, 229 SEPT 3 SEC CO-DEFENSE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Jacob Phillips, LB, LSU...In first career start, the sophomore recorded a career-best 7 tackles to go along with an interception in the 33-17 victory...Returned the interception 45 yards for a touchdown, pushing the LSU lead to 27-3 late in the second quarter...Overall, paced a defense that limited Miami to 83 rushing yards and 342 total yards...LSU's defense sacked the Miami quarterback four times and forced two turnovers in the victory. - SEC Football
09/04/18 - (K) - Cole Tracy, Sr, 5-10, 183 SEPT 3 SEC CO-SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Cole Tracy, PK, LSU...In LSU debut, the graduate transfer was a perfect 4-for-4 on field goals, including a school-record tying 54-yarder in the third quarter that put the Tigers up 33-3...Opened scoring with a 43-yarder in the first quarter giving LSU a 3-0 lead...Added a pair of 21-yard field goals to complete the perfect LSU debut...Finished with 15 total points, which ranks tied for fourth in LSU history for points in a game by a kicker...The four field goals was one shy of tying the school record and it's the most for a kicker in his LSU debut. - SEC Football