Sunday, October 14, 2007

LSU-KENTUCKY STATS, extra points

Former LSU head coach Mike Archer, who served as defensive coordinator at Kentucky under Bill Curry and Rich Brooks, watched Saturday's game from a box adjacent to the press box. It was Archer's Tigers that catapulted the team to national prominence in the late 1980s with popular signal caller Tommy Hodson. Archer is in his first season as defensive coordinator at North Carolina State, which was off this weekend. What was his choice of adornment? A UK polo shirt and cap.
Saturday's loss marked the first time under Miles that LSU has lost when the Tigers rushed for at least 100 yards. LSU had been 26-0.
The Tigers finished with 261 yards rushing.
Charles Scott led the Tigers with 94 yards and two touchdowns on seven carries. He had 91 yards on five carries in the first half.
Rare shutout: Another streak that came to an end Saturday was LSU's 25-game run with at least one quarterback sack. The last time the Tigers failed to record a sack was in a 56-3 rout of North Texas in 2005. Kentucky, meanwhile, had three sacks.

Injuries mount: LSU lost two key defensive starters in the fourth quarter as right cornerback Chevis Jackson and defensive end Kirston Pittman both went out, not to return.

On the offensive line, Ryan Miller made his first career start at right guard in place of Lyle Hitt. Miller then moved to center in the second half when Brett Helms left the game. Hitt replaced Miller at guard.

Early Doucet, who was questionable all week after missing the past four games with a groin injury, did not see any action until LSU's final possession in the third overtime.

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