LSU Football Postgame Notes
Advocare Texas Bowl
Texas Tech vs. LSU
December 29, 2015 – NRG Stadium (Houston, Texas)
1. LSU’s game captains were74 Vadal Alexander, 7 Leonard Fournette, 45 Deion Jones and 38 Jamie Keehn.
2. Texas Tech won the toss and elected to receive the opening kick. LSU defended the north end zone. 3. The Texas Bowl was a sellout for a second consecutive year. The total attendance of 71, 307 was the most in Texas Bowl History.
4. LSU improved to 24-22-1 all-time in bowl games and 7-4 under head coach Les Miles.
5. LSU’s 56 total points scored were the most ever in a bowl game in school history. The 83 combined were the most in a bowl game in school history.
6. The 21 third quarter points tied LSU’s record for most points in a third quarter in a bowl with the 1995 Independence Bowl against Michigan State.
7. LSU totaled 638 on offense with 384 on the ground.
a. The total yards were the most since October 26, 2013, when LSU accounted for 672 yards against Furman.
b. The total output was the most ever in a bowl game in school history. The total yards were also the sixth-most in school history.
c. LSU’s 384 yards rushing yards on 40 attempts were the most ever in a bowl game in school history. .
d. LSU had its 36th 200-plus yard rushing game under Miles. LSU has won 26 straight games when rushing for 200 or more yards as a team and the Tigers are 33-3 under miles when reaching the mark.
8. The LSU defense held Texas Tech to just 29 rushing yards on the night. a. The 29 yards were the fewest by an LSU opponent since South Carolina had 25 rushing yards on 33 carries in the 1987 Gator Bowl. . b. LSU is now 63-0 under Miles when rushing for 100 yard and holding opponents to less than 100 yards. 9. LSU’s six sacks were the most in a bowl game since the 1997 Independence Bowl when the Tiger defense recorded seven sacks.
1. RB Leonard Fournette rushed for 212 yards on 29 attempts. Fournette finished the game with four rushing touchdowns and one receiving touchdown.
a. Fournette set the single-season LSU rushing touchdown record with his 20th score on a 43-yd run with 8:17 remaining in the third quarter to extend the LSU lead to 28-20. After his four touchdown night, Fournette finished the season with 22 rushing touchdowns.
b. Fournette set the individual Texas Bowl record for points with 24.
c. Fournette’s four rushing touchdowns tied Domanick Davis (Sugar Bowl vs. Illinois, 2002 for the most in an LSU bowl game.
d. Fournette joined Kevin Faulk (1995), Rondell Mealey (1997) and Jeremy Hill (2013) as the only LSU running back to rush for more than 200 yards in a bowl game.
e. With 6:41 remaining in first half, Fournette recorded his first career receiving touchdown.
2. Fournette finished the season with 1,953 rushing yards on 300 carries. He averaged 162.8 yard/per game, which leads the nation. a. Fournette became the second running back in Southeastern Conference history to rush for more than 1,900 yards in season, joining Alabama’s Derek Henry.
3. Fournette now has 2,987 rushing yards on 487 attempts in his career.
a. He passed Harvey Williams (2,860 yards, 1986-90) into fourth place on LSU’s career rushing list.
4. On his first career touch, WR DJ Chark rushed for a 79-yard TD with 0:29 remaining in the first quarter. It was the longest run in Texas Bowl History.
5. WR Malachi Dupre finished the night with 96 receiving yards on four receptions.
6. QB Brandon Harris finished the game 13-22 for 254 yards and one touchdown. Harris also rushed for 41 yards and one touchdown on three attempts.
7. Linebackers Kendell Beckwith and Deion Jones led the team with eight tackles. Beckwith finished with 2.5 sacks and four tackles for loss. Jones also had one sack and two tackles for loss.
8. S Rickey Jefferson intercepted Texas Tech’s Pat Mahomes in the third quarter. It was the first INT for Jefferson this season and the third of his career. .