Early in the game, a buzz went through Tiger Stadium as former LSU basketball great Shaquille O’Neal walked behind the South end zone to the home sideline.

Moments later, the crowd roared when O’Neal was introduced, and it cheered again as the LSU Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2011 was recognized.

Almost as a backdrop, the Tigers football team rolled over Northwestern State 49-3 in its home opener Saturday night.

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