Ole Miss vs. LSU Postgame Notes

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Nov. 19, 2011

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OLE MISS NOTES

SERIES INFORMATION
• This game marked the 100th all-time between the Ole Miss Rebels and LSU Tigers dating back to 1894. LSU is Ole Miss’ second-most played opponent behind Mississippi State, whom the Rebels will play for the 108th time on November 26. LSU holds a 57-39-4 advantage in the series. Prior to last year’s loss, the Rebels had won two straight in the series which ended a six-game LSU winning streak. Before that Tiger winning streak, Ole Miss had taken four of five. Over the last 15 games in the series, LSU holds a slight 9-6 advantage.

CAPTAINS
(All Seniors): Brandon Bolden (RB), Derrick Herman (WR), Kentrell Lockett (DL), and Damien Jackson (S).

ATTENDANCE
Tonight’s attendance was 59,877. Ole Miss finished with an average attendance this season of 56,488 fans per game, which is the third highest average in school history.

GAME NOTES
• Ole Miss started six true freshmen in today’s game: Offense - Nickolas Brassell (WR) and Donte Moncrief (WR); Defense - Serderius Bryant (LB), Senquez Golson (CB), C.J. Johnson (DE) and Cody Prewitt (SS). Nine different true feshmen have started at least one game for the Rebels this season.

OFFENSIVE NOTES
• Sophomore quarterback Barry Brunetti set career highs in rushing attempts (15) and rushing yards (74).
• Freshman wide receiver Vincent Sanders set career highs in receptions (three) and receiving yards (39)

DEFENSIVE NOTES
• Freshman safety Cody Prewitt tied a career-best with nine tackles including six solo stops. He also recorded 1.0 TFL.
• Freshman cornerback Senquez Golson tallied a career-high eight tackles and six solo stops.
• Senior defensive tackle Justin Smith tied a career-best with six tackles, including four solo stops.  He also posted 1.0 TFL.

SPECIAL TEAMS NOTES
• Junior Bryson Rose nailed a 39-yard field goal in the second quarter. That was Rose’s first attempt since missing a pair of field goals against Louisiana Tech that snapped a streak of 17 consectutive field goals made.
• Junior punter Tyler Campbell downed two punts inside the 20-yard line. He entered the game fourth in the nation with 23 punts down inside in the 20-yard line.

LSU NOTES

1. LSU’s game captains were 30 Drew Alleman, 72 Alex Hurst, 7 Tyrann Mathieu, 49 Barkevious Mingo, 18 Brandon Taylor.
2. Tigers making their first career appearance: 26 Ronald Martin (at safety).
3. Tonight’s attendance was 59,877.
4. LSU won the toss and deferred to the second half. Ole Miss received the opening kickoff.
5. This is the 100th game in the series. With the win LSU improved to 57-39-4 in the series.
6. LSU improved to 11-0 for the first time since 1958 and for only the second time in school history.
7. LSU is now 51-4 overall in night games under Les Miles, including a 32-1 mark under Miles in Saturday night home games.
8. LSU is now 21-3 in games played as the No. 1-ranked team.
9. The 21 points in the first quarter are the most in the opening period for LSU this season and tied for the most points in a quarter this year. LSU also scored 21 points in the second quarter against Northwestern State and in the third quarter against Auburn.
10. Kevin Minter scored a touchdown on a fumble recovery in the endzone. The last time LSU scored a TD on a fumble recovery in the endzone was Nov. 8, 1997 when Chuck Wiley did it at Alabama.
11. LSU led 35-3 at halftime. The last time LSU led by 32 or more at the half was Dec. 31, 2008 when LSU led Georgia Tech 35-3 in the Chick-fil-A Bowl. The 2008 Chick-fil-A Bowl was also the last time LSU scored 35 points in the first half.
12. LSU leads the nation with a 12-game winning streak. It’s the longest streak for LSU since winning 13 consecutive games during the 2006-07 seasons.
13. The 49-point win is the largest margin of victory for LSU against Ole Miss. The previous best was 46 points in a 46-0 win on Nov. 7, 1901 in Baton Rouge.
14. LSU rushed for 353 yards against Ole Miss. The last time LSU had at least 350 rushing yards in a game was Nov. 20, 2004 when the Tigers posted 360 rushing yards against Ole Miss.
15. Alfred Blue went over 500 yards rushing on the season, joining Spencer Ware and Michael Ford. LSU now has three running backs with 500-plus yards for the first time since 1997 when Kevin Faulk (1,144 yards), Rondell Mealey (664) and Cecil Collins (596) did it.
Individual Notes
16. CB Ron Brooks picked off a Zack Stoudt pass and returned it 46 yards for a touchdown. It is Brooks’ third career interception, and he has returned all three for TDs. He returned an INT 28 yards for a TD against Auburn this season, and he had a 32-yard pick-six against ULM (Louisiana-Monroe) on Nov. 13, 2010.
a. Brooks also recorded his second sack of the season and his second forced fumble and fumble recovery of the year.
17. RB Kenny Hilliard plunged one yard for a touchdown with 6:45 left in the first quarter. It’s Hilliard’s fifth rushing TD of the season.
18. QB Jordan Jefferson fired a 22-yard touchdown pass to Russell Shepard with 5:11 left in the first quarter. It is Jefferson’s fourth TD pass of the season.
a. Jefferson is 22-7 as a starter.
b. Jefferson rushed for 26 yards tonight to move past Lee Hedges (1949-51) for most career rushing yards by a QB in school history. Jefferson has 955 career yards, and he entered Saturday’s game needing nine yards to pass Hedges’ 938 yards.
c. Jefferson has 32 career TD passes, tying Jarrett Lee for six place in school history.
19. LB Kevin Minter recovered a fumble in the endzone for his first career touchdown with 12:42 left in the second quarter. The fumble recovery is the first of Minter’s career.
20. RB Spencer Ware ran for a 35-yard touchdown with 3:01 left in the second quarter. It marks Ware’s seventh rushing TD of the year and eighth of his career.
21. RB Alfred Blue had a 57-yard run with 14:14 in the third quarter. It marks the longest run of the year for LSU, surpassing Blue’s 45-yard run against Western Kentucky.
22. RB Michael Ford scored on a 19-yard TD run with 12:35 left in the third quarter. It is Ford’s seventh rushing TD of the year and 10th of his career.
23. FB James Stampley ran for a one-yard TD with 54 seconds left in the third quarter. It is his first career TD run.
24. PK Drew Alleman kicked a 29-yard field goal with 9:30 left in the game. Alleman is now 14-for-16 on the season and 5-for-5 from 20-29 yards.
25. QB Zach Mettenberger ran 25 yards down to the Ole Miss one-yard line on his second career rushing attempt.
26. S Derrick Bryant tallied a career-high eight tackles after filling in for an injured Eric Reid.

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