LSU by the numbers: defense dictating success for SEC Tigers

LSU's Kevin Minter

(photo by Steve Franz, LSU Sports Information)

LSU's Kevin Minter (photo by Steve Franz, LSU Sports Information)

A look at LSU by the numbers...

3 - Tiger defenders that made All-American teams, in linebacker Kevin Minter, safety Eric Reid and end Sam Montgomery. Reid made first-team All-America by five different organizations. Butkus Award finalist Minter led the team and ranked third in the SEC in total tackles with 111, the most in a season by a Tiger since Kelvin Sheppard had 116 in 2010. Minter also led the team and ranked fourth in the conference in tackles for loss with 13.5. Reid ranks third on the team with 81 tackles to go along with two interceptions and six pass breakups in 12 starts this season. Hendricks Award finalist Montgomery recorded a team-best 7 sacks to go along with 12 tackles for a loss and 32 total stops.

6 - Amount of times LSU won at least six SEC games under Les Miles in eight seasons.

10 - Have won at least 10 games for the sixth time in Miles’ eight years at the school. LSU also closed the regular season as a consensus top-10 team for a third-straight season.

22 - While Clemson scored more than 22 points in 11-of-12 games, LSU has only given up more than that once this season (Ole Miss – 35, a win).

30.5 - Have held opponents to 30.5 percent third down conversion rate, which ranks ninth nationally.

39-of-41 - Have won 21-straight and 39-of-41 when scoring 20 or more points since 2009 (9-0 this season).

200 - LSU gave up more than 200 passing yards in four games, while Clemson threw for over 200 yards in 10-of-12 contests. Bayou Bengals quarterback Zach Mettenberger is on a run of four-straight 200-yard passing games, which hasn’t happened at LSU since 2006.

297 - Haven’t fumbled in 297-straight carries.

300 - Have given up 300 or more yards five times this season, while Clemson has racked up 400-plus yards in 10-of-12 games.

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Blkdawg writes:

Can't wait Clemson is goig to get wiped so bad.

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