By Tony Caridi for WVUsports.com
September 21, 2010 05:27 PM
As the Mountaineers get ready to geaux to Baton Rouge, here are 20 facts that will make you say hmm in anticipation of the inaugural meeting between the two schools.
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1.) LSU has not allowed a first quarter touchdown in 11 consecutive regular season games dating back to last season.
2.) WVU has played an SEC team in each of the past five seasons and has compiled a 4-1 record.
3.) LSU coach Les Miles is 24-1 against non-conference opponents. The only loss came in last season’s Capital One Bowl to Penn State.
4.) The Mountaineers own the nation’s ninth-best away from home (Road or Neutral) winning percentage over the last eight years.
5.) LSU is 25-1 in Saturday night games in Tiger Stadium. The lone loss came last season against No.1-ranked Florida.
6.) WVU has a better home winning percentage (.854) than LSU (.846) over the last eight seasons.
7.) LSU is 1-3 all-time against members of the Big East.
8.) Under Bill Stewart, WVU is 8-4 in games decided by seven points or less.
9.) LSU owns the nation’s longest non-conference win streak at 30 games. The last non-conference regular season loss for the Tigers came in the 2002 season opener against Virginia Tech.
10.) Jock Sanders’ 31 consecutive game reception streak is the third longest in school history and eighth best all-time in the Big East.
11.) LSU place kicker Josh Jasper set a school record last Saturday against Mississippi State with five field goals. Jasper’s kicking role model just happens to be former Mountaineer Mike Vanderjagt.
12.) West Virginia leads the Big East in rush defense, allowing less than 63 yards per game.
13.) LSU is second in the SEC in stopping the run, allowing 80 yards per contest.
14.) West Virginia is eighth nationally in time of possession.
15.) LSU is just 7-8 under Miles when trailing at the end of the first quarter.
16.) West Virginia has had 10 different players catch a pass this season and five of those players have scored a touchdown.
17.) LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson shattered the school record with 257 return yards in the opener against North Carolina.
18.) Noel Devine has rushed for more than 100 yards in four consecutive games. WVU is 15-3 when Devine eclipses the century mark.
19.) ESPN’s College GameDay has hosted its program eight times at Tiger Stadium.
20.) WVU has a winning record all-time against current members of the Southeastern Conference.
Enjoy your week!