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After sudden departure earlier this month, LB Michael Divinity back at LSU practice Monday
11/18/2019 4:21pm

BATON ROUGE - A major component in LSUs defense in the first half of the season may be back soon.On Monday, linebacker Michael Divinity was spotted at the Tigers practice. Divinity was seen participating in practice and running drills alongside the rest of the team.Divinity left the team earlier this month, with Coach Ed Orgeron citing personal reasons as the cause. At the time, Divinity had said he planned to return to the team soon.Permalink Comments

Burrow throws 5 TDs, No. 1 LSU beats Mississippi 58-37
11/16/2019 6:15pm

OXFORD, Miss. AP - Joe Burrow threw for 489 yards and five touchdowns as No. 1 LSU built a big lead and held off Mississippi 58-37 on Saturday.&nbsp Coming off an emotional 46-41 home win at Alabama last week, the Tigers 10-0, 6-0 Southeastern Conference scored on four of their first five possessions jump out to a 28-0 lead over the Rebels 4-7, 2-5.&nbsp The teams combined for 1,328 yards of total offense, including 714 by the Tigers. Burrow enhanced his Heisman Trophy front-runner status, completing 32 of 42 passes, including touchdown passes of 34, 51 and 61 yards to JaMarr Chase 227 yards and 12 and 7 yards to Justin Jefferson 112 yards.&nbsp Burrow completed 17 consecutive passes at one point to set a school record. He threw two interceptions in the second half as Ole Miss climbed closer, but put the game away with a 61-yard touchdown pass to Chase with 5:11 remaining.&nbsp Clyde Edwards-Helaire capped the scoring with a 49-yard touchdown run with 3:08 left and finished with 174 yards rushing on 23 carries.&nbsp Ole Miss freshman quarterback John Rhys Plumlee had 212 yards rushing yards, a school record for a quarterbacks, and three touchdowns and was 9 of 16 passing for 123 yards. Reserve quarterback Matt Corral connected with Elijah Moore on a 55-yard touchdown pass in the final period.&nbsp THE TAKEAWAY&nbsp LSU: The Tigers set the tone with the early touchdown barrage and eliminated the thought of a road upset.&nbsp Ole Miss: The Rebels got big runs from Plumlee and Jerrion Ealy 13 carries for 141 yards, but were 2 of 11 on third down conversions and 1 of 4 on fourth down conversions. The Rebels pulled within 11 points midway through the third quarter, but never got any closer.&nbsp POLL IMPLICATIONS&nbsp LSUs impressive first half performance should be enough to remain No. 1 in next weeks poll.&nbsp UP NEXT&nbsp LSU: Hosts Arkansas in the first of a season-ending, two-game home stand on Saturday. The Tigers can clinch the SEC West with a victory.&nbsp Ole Miss: Visits Mississippi State for the in-state rivalry Egg Bowl on Nov. 28.Tweets by LSUfootballPermalink Comments

Report: Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa out for the season with dislocated hip
11/16/2019 1:38pm

Update: ESPN is reporting Tagovailoa will be out for the rest of the season with a dislocated hip.STARKVILLE, Miss. AP &mdash Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was carted off the field after being dragged down by two Mississippi State defenders, a tackle that left him favoring his right leg and hip.Tagovailoa had surgery on a sprained right ankle almost five weeks after injuring it against Tennessee on Oct. 19. That kept him out of the second half against Tennessee and the entire Arkansas game the next week. After Alabama had a week off, Tagovailoa played last week against LSU.This appeared to be a different injury. Tagovailoa scrambled toward the sideline and was grabbed by two Mississippi State players, who landed on top of him and knocked off his helmet. He was helped off the ground by medical staff, avoiding putting weight on his right leg. He also had a bloody nose.Permalink Comments

Days, Williams lead LSU past Nicholls State 75-65
11/16/2019 9:38pm

BATON ROUGE, La. AP - Darius Days had a career-high 17 points and 11 rebounds to help No. 23 LSU beat Nicholls State 75-65 on Saturday.&nbsp Emmitt Williams added 11 points and a season-best 12 boards for the Tigers 2-1.&nbsp Skylar Mays was the leading scorer for the Tigers 2-1 with 18 points. Trendon Watford scored 17 points - all but three in the first half - for LSU.&nbsp Dexter McClanahan was the top scorer for the Colonels 2-2 with 20 points. D&rsquoAngelo Hunter had 15 points for Nicholls State.&nbsp The Tigers took control of the game by scoring ten consecutive points in the second half to break a 48-48 tie. Days had two field goals in this stretch. The Colonels came no closer than five points the rest of the game.&nbsp Nicholls State took a 29-21 lead in the first half after scoring nine consecutive points. McClanahan made two baskets, including a 3-pointer, during that stretch.&nbsp However, LSU answered in the final minutes before halftime with its own 9-0 run. Mays scored five of those nine points as the Tigers went ahead of the Colonels 37-36.&nbsp A 3-pointer by McClanahan with 36 seconds remaining in the first half put Nicholls State ahead 39-37. Watford made one foul shot with ten seconds before halftime to leave LSU behind by one point.&nbsp BIG PICTURE&nbsp LSU: The Tigers bounced back from their loss at VCU on Wednesday with their 19th consecutive victory against in-state opponents. LSU has also won 11 straight games at home against non-conference opponents.&nbsp Nicholls State: The Colonels came up short as they tried to knock off their second Power Five Conference opponent this season. Nicholls State won at Pittsburgh one week ago. The Colonels dropped an overtime decision at Illinois to begin their season Nov. 5.&nbsp UP NEXT&nbsp LSU will play host to Maryland-Baltimore County on Tuesday night.&nbsp Nicholls State will play its fourth road game out of five this season at Rhode Island on Tuesday night.Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.11/16/2019 5:24:51 PM GMT -6:00Permalink Comments

Joe Burrow sets new single-season passing record for LSU
11/16/2019 7:37pm

BATON ROUGE - Joe Burrow has officially passed for more yards in a single season than any quarterback in LSUs history.&nbspBurrow surpassed quarterback Rohan Daveys 2001 record of 3,347 yards in the first quarter of Saturdays game against Ole Miss. He finished the half with 319 passing yards..JoeBurrow10 to Real10jayy for the SCHOOL RECORD GeauxTigers pic.twitter.com/uRFQFFF6UB&mdash LSU Football LSUfootball November 17, 2019LSU currently leads the Rebels 31-7.Permalink Comments

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