DALLAS (FWAA) – The LSU Tigers
rallied with a 95-yard drive midway through the fourth quarter,
then snagged a last-second interception to knock off another of
the unbeatens, holding off No. 3 Ole Miss 10-7 in a Homecoming
thriller in front of 102,321 at Tiger Stadium. The win earned
the Big Game National Team of the Week honor
for games of the weekend of Oct. 25.
The announcement came exclusively on SiriusXM Radio's
"College Sports Today," hosted by Mark Packer and
LSU ran the ball 55 times for 264 yards against the nation’s
fifth-best rushing defense that gave up only 97 per game
entering the night. Leonard Fournette rushed 23 times for 113
yards and averaged almost five yards per carry. But trailing 7-3
in the fourth quarter, it was a 3-yard touchdown pass from
Anthony Jennigns to tight end Logan Stokes with 5:07 left that
provided the game-winner. The Tigers also scored on a 90-yard
drive in the first half.
It was the Tigers' 24th fourth-quarter comeback win under
head coach Les Miles and their third this season.
"You might have thought it was a middle-1970’s game (with the
rushing success)," LSU head coach Les Miles said after the game.
"One thing about these Tigers: If you put them in Tiger Stadium,
and give us a little time to fix things, we are going to be very
special. This team wanted to make this night special, and they
LSU has won 10 of the last 13 meetings with Ole Miss, and has
now defeated at least one top-10 opponent in Tiger Stadium in
each of the past five seasons.
Other Big Game National Team of the Week nominees for the weekend
of Oct. 25 included:
• TCU (6-1): Trevone Boykin threw a
school-record seven touchdown passes and helped set a school
scoring record with an 82-27 rout of Texas Tech. The 82
points also set a Big 12 record for a conference game under
the guidance of co-offensive coordinator Sonny Cumbie, a
former Texas Tech quarterback and a member of Tech’s
coaching staff the last four seasons.
• Utah (6-1): The Utes’ defense forced a
fourth-down stop at its own 28 with 2:08 left, preserving a
24-21 win over No. 20 USC. The school-record crowd of 47,619
at Rice-Eccles Stadium saw Utah beat USC for the first time
since 2001. Utah is off to its best start since winning its
first eight games in 2010, and its 3-1 conference start is
its best since joining the Pac-12 in 2011.
The Football Writers Association of America has named a national
team of the week since the 2002 season. This is the first season
The Big Game Football Factory has presented the award. Members of the FWAA All-America
Committee decide the weekly honor. Each remaining Monday during
the 2014 college football regular season, the FWAA will name a National
Team of the Week.
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