2018 LSU Tigers Football Season In Review

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

In this post, we’ll look back on the 2018 LSU Tigers Football team in this season in review. The Tigers finished with a 10-3 record.

The Tigers began the season with a 5-0 record. They went 5-3 in their final eight games of the season, including losses to the Florida Gators, Alabama Crimson Tide, and the Texas A&M Aggies in a seven overtime contest.

Former LSU Tigers linebacker Devin White attempts to interfere with the Jake Fromm pass against the Georgia Bulldogs
Devin White attempts to interfere with the Jake Fromm pass against the Georgia Bulldogs (Getty Images)

Joe Burrow went 219 of 379 for 2,894 yards. He also threw 16 touchdowns and had five interceptions.

Myles Brennan also went 4 of 6 for 65 yards.

Nick Brossette led the team in rushing with 240 carries for 1,039 yards and 14 touchdowns. Clyde Edwards-Helaire also had 146 carries for 658 yards and seven touchdowns. Burrow also made a significant rushing contribution with 128 carries for 399 yards and seven touchdowns.

Justin Jefferson led the team in receiving with 54 receptions for 875 yards and six touchdowns. Stephen Sullivan also had 23 receptions for 363 yards and two touchdowns. Ja’Marr Chase also had 23 receptions for 313 yards and three touchdowns.

Derrick Dillon also made a significant contribution with 22 receptions for 307 yards and two touchdowns.

Devin White led the defense with 123 tackles, including 12.0 tackles for a loss. He also had 3.0 sacks, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, and six pass deflections.

White had 36 more tackles than his nearest teammate in Jacob Phillips, who had 87.

The star linebacker was also one of two players on the team, who had double-digit tackles for a loss. The other was Rashard Lawrence, who had 10.

Grant Delpit led the team with 5.0 sacks per game. Lawrence, Michael Divinity Jr., and Glen Logan each had 4.0 sacks each.

White led the team with three forced fumbles. Four other players had one forced fumble.

White and Divinity Jr. led the team with two fumble recoveries each.

Delpit, Kristian Fulton, and Greedy Williams led the team each with nine pass deflections. White and Kary Vincent Jr. were the next group with six each.

Zach Von Rosenberg had 51 punts for 2,330 yards and an average of 45.7 yards per punt. His fellow punting teammate, Josh Growden, also had 16 punts for 559 yards and an average of 34.9 yards per punt.

Cole Tracy was perfect in extra points, as he went 42 for 42. He also went 29 of 33 from field goal range.

Jonathan Giles had 13 punt returns for 92 yards. Jontre Kirklin and Justin Jefferson had two punt returns each.

Edwards-Helaire had 17 kickoff returns for 416 yards. Brossette also had one kickoff return for 28 yards.

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