Sunday, December 1, 2013
Week 14 helmet stickers
By David Ching
Here are three LSU players who earned helmet stickers with their exceptional play in Friday's 31-27 win against Arkansas:
Jarvis Landry: There likely have been better catches than the 32-yard, left-handed grab Landry made over Arkansas cornerback D.J. Dean on LSU's fourth-quarter field-goal drive, but it's a short list. Landry has made a habit of posterizing Razorbacks defenders, but this was the topper. Just an unbelievable catch -- and the capper on another outstanding outing in which he finished with eight catches for 113 yards. With running mate Odell Beckham out of the game with an injury, Landry's Tigers needed him to deliver, and he certainly did.
Anthony Jennings: The true freshman quarterback entered the game under almost impossible circumstances, and yet he delivered a winning performance. LSU was down 27-21 when Jennings entered the game after senior Zach Mettenberger went down with a knee injury on the same play where Landry made his ridiculous catch. Jennings completed the drive, which ended with an LSU field goal, so the Tigers needed at least a field goal to tie when Arkansas' Sam Irwin-Hill punted the ball to the LSU 1 with 3:04 to play. No problem. Jennings went 4-for-6 for 76 yards -- including the game-winning 49-yard touchdown pass to Travin Dural with 1:15 to play -- and also ran twice for 23 yards as LSU mounted the game-winning drive.
Jeremy Hill: Almost put cornerback Jalen Mills here -- and he certainly made some big plays -- but Hill deserves the mention. LSU leaned heavily on its big bull of a tailback, and he delivered with 20 carries for 145 yards, good for an average of 7.3 yards per carry. Hill's 52-yard touchdown run in the third quarter gave LSU a 21-20 lead. It was also his fourth TD run of 50-plus yards this season, which leads the SEC and is tied with Indiana's Tevin Coleman for second in the FBS, according to ESPN Stats and Information.