LSU football tidbits for Sept. 9 _lowres

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU running back Leonard Fournette (7) picks up good yardage against Sam Houston State during the first half of the teams' game Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Baton Rouge. LSU won 56-0.

Key matchups this week’s game against UL-Monroe

Pairings to watch in LSU’s game against UL-Monroe on Saturday in Tiger Stadium (6 p.m., ESPNU):

Leonard Fournette vs. Ray Stovall

THE SKINNY: Fournette has finally arrived. Well, at least he did against Southland opponent Sam Houston State on Saturday, when he rushed for 92 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries. He’ll get another chance to burst onto the scene against UL-Monroe, but Warhawks linebacker Stovall will be looking to hit him early and often. Stovall has 12 tackles and 2.5 sacks this season.

Anthony Jennings vs. Mitch Lane

THE SKINNY: Jennings finally had the performance he was hoping for against the Bearkats, finishing 7-of-13 for 188 yards and three touchdowns. That said, ULM junior safety Lane, who already has an interception this season, will have his eyes on the most efficient QB in the Southeastern Conference.

Elliott Porter vs. Gerrand Johnson

THE SKINNY: After missing the first two games of the season while serving a suspension, Porter will return Saturday. He’ll be tested in his debut against Johnson, a second-team All-Louisiana and second-team All-Sun Belt member last season.

Say what?

“If they throw me a pass, I’ll play tight end. I don’t want to be a blocking tight end. Give me an eligible number, and I’ll be ready to go.”

— Senior lineman Evan Washington on whether he could play tight end

By the numbers

19 -- Consecutive possessions LSU’s defense has been on the field without allowing a point.

201 -- Anthony Jennings’ passer rating through the Tigers’ first two games, best in the SEC.

291 -- Receiving yards sophomore receiver Travin Dural has through the first two games, the most in school history.