LSU sophomore kicker Colby Delahoussaye, a former walk-on, added his name — at least temporarily — to the school’s record book Saturday night in the 41-3 win over Kentucky when he connected on a 21-yard field goal with 7:30 left in the first quarter.
Delahoussaye went into the game 18-of-19 in field goals for his career. He needed one more attempt to become the school’s most accurate kicker with a minimum of 20 tries. Delahoussaye has made 95.2 percent of his attempts (20-of-21). That easily surpasses Josh Jasper’s old mark of 83.9 percent (47-of-56) from 2008-10.
Delahoussaye made a 35-yard field goal late in the second quarter to give LSU a 27-3 halftime lead. The ball hit the inside of the left upright and fell between the uprights.
Delahoussaye hit a career-long 50-yard field goal with three seconds left last week for a 30-27 win at Florida.
Beckwith starts again
D.J. Welter graced the cover of LSU’s game day magazine Saturday, but he didn’t see the field much until sophomore Kendell Beckwith was hurt.
Beckwith got his second straight start at middle linebacker, and he played every snap until being hit hard during the third quarter. Beckwith stayed down for a while, but coach Les Miles said afterward that he didn’t think the linebacker suffered a concussion.
Beckwith took over for Welter during the 41-7 loss at Auburn three weeks ago and has played the majority of the snaps since. He started against Florida and played all but just a couple of drives in the game.
DE at DT
LSU may have found a fix for its issues at defensive tackle: Put in a defensive end.
Sione Teuhema, a true freshman defensive end, played at the tackle position in LSU’s Mustang defense. The Mustang, used on obvious passing downs, includes three defensive linemen — normally two ends and a tackle.
Teuhema lined up at tackle, rushing the passer. LSU’s defensive tackles have struggled this season. The Tigers are starting a true freshman — Davon Godchaux got his fourth straight start Saturday — and their rotating defensive tackle, Quentin Thomas, is playing with a torn biceps in his right arm.
Thomas, who saw just three to five snaps in the win over Florida, played more Saturday.
A 33-year drought without a kickoff return for a touchdown by an LSU player nearly ended at the start of Saturday night’s game.
LSU running back Terrence Magee settled under the opening kickoff and returned it 49 yards to Kentucky’s 44. A 15-yard facemask penalty on the Wildcats was tacked on, moving the ball to the 29, and the Tigers scored their first touchdown six plays later.
The last LSU player to return a kickoff for a score in Tiger Stadium was Eric Martin, who was credited with a 100-yard return for a touchdown in a 24-10 win over Kentucky on Oct. 17, 1981.
Moreau named SEC legend
Former LSU All-American and longtime LSU radio broadcaster Doug Moreau is a member of the 2014 SEC Legends class, the conference announced.
Moreau was a kicker and split end for the Tigers, leading the SEC in scoring and receiving in 1964 and earning All-America honors in 1965.
He went on to play four seasons for the Miami Dolphins and later served as district attorney for East Baton Rouge Parish. Moreau has been part of LSU’s radio broadcast crew for more than 40 years.
One player from each SEC school will be honored Dec. 5 in Atlanta at the SEC Legends Dinner and on the field Dec. 6 before the SEC Championship Game.
LSU starting fullback Connor Neighbors returned to action Saturday, but he wasn’t the first fullback off the sideline.
Melvin Jones played fullback on LSU’s first drive. Neighbors didn’t make the trip to Gainesville as he recovered from a sprained ankle suffered in the 41-7 loss at Auburn on Oct. 4.
Jones had four catches and served as the key blocker for an offense that rolled up nearly 200 rushing yards at Florida last week.
Did you miss LSU’s fourth touchdown? You probably did unless you were in Tiger Stadium.
The SEC Network feed cut out just before quarterback Anthony Jennings hooked up with receiver Travin Dural for a 32-yard touchdown with 44 seconds left in the first half.
The network apologized for the gaffe but didn’t immediately show a replay of the touchdown, claiming they did not have video of it. They ended up airing a replay in the fourth quarter.
The SEC Network is in its first year.
Representatives from the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl (formerly Capital One) were the only bowl reps at Saturday’s game. They were at last week’s win at Florida, too. … The 1964 LSU football team was recognized at halftime. Those Tigers beat Syracuse 13-10 in the Sugar Bowl.