LSU-Arkansas Game Notes

LSU Travels To Arkansas Looking To Reclaim the “Golden Boot”

LSU (7-2, 5-1 SEC) travels to Arkansas (5-4, 2-3 SEC) on Saturday looking to reclaim the “Golden Boot” in

the annual trophy game between the Tigers and Razorbacks. Arkansas holds control of the “Golden Boot” following last year’s 16-13 overtime win in Tiger Stadium. Saturday’s kickoff is scheduled for 11 a.m. and will

be televised on ESPN with Joe Tessitore (pxp), Greg McElroy (analyst) and Katie George (sideline reporter) on the call. LSU enters the contest riding a 3-game winning streak following last week’s 32-31 OT win over No. 6 Alabama in Tiger Stadium. LSU has back-to-back Top 10 wins during the regular season for the first time since 2019. The Tigers have climbed to No. 7 in the AP Poll and No. 8 in the AFCA Coaches Poll. LSU debuted at No. 10 in the CFP Rankings last week. Arkansas is coming off a 21-19 non-conference setback last week vs. Liberty. LSU is 4-2 all-time against Arkansas in Fayetteville. The Tigers have won three-straight over the Razorbacks

in Reynolds Stadium, which includes a 27-24 victory in 2020. Last week against Alabama, the Tigers scored

on a 2-point conversion in overtime when QB Jayden Daniels found TE Mason Taylor in the front corner of the endzone to secure LSU’s first win over the Crimson Tide in Tiger Stadium since 2010. For the second straight game, Daniels earned SEC Offensive Player of the Week honors for his performance in the win. Daniels was joined on the SEC Player of the Week list by LB Harold Perkins (Defense) and TE Mason Taylor (Freshman). Daniels ranks No. 2 among all FBS QBs in rushing yards (619) and tied for No. 3 in rushing TDs (10). Daniels

has accounted for 24 TDs (10 rush, 14 pass), which ranks No. 7 in LSU single-season history. Daniels is the only quarterback in the SEC to rank among the Top 10 in the league in both rushing yards (No. 8 at 619) and passing yards (No. 5 at 1,994). His 24 total TDs (9 rush, 12 pass) is No. 3 in the SEC. Defensively, LB Micah Baskerville leads the Tigers with 56 tackles, including 4.0 TFL and a sack, while BJ Ojulari leads the team in TFL (6.5) and

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