Les Miles is 93-38 as a head coach and 65-17 at LSU. Under Miles, LSU is 10-8 against Top 10 teams and 25-13 against Top 25 teams. At LSU, Miles is 19-9 in away games.
Last year in Baton Rouge, LSU beat WVU 20-14 but lead 17-0 late in the 2nd quarter. LSU held WVU to 4 plays or less in 10 of 13 possessions in the 1st half. LSU had 230 yards of total offense (150 rushing, 80 passing) and held WVU to 176 yards of total offense (the Mountaineers season low).
Career leaders at LSU: Tommy Hudson (9,115 yards passing), Kevin Faulk (4,557 yards rushing) and Josh Reed (3,001 yards receiving).
LSU’s All-Time Bowl Record is 22-19-1. LSU is 4-1 in their last 5 bowls including a 41-24 beating of No. 18 ranked Texas A&M in last year’s Cotton Bowl.
Over the past 10 years LSU is 30-15 in away games and 1-0 this season (Oregon was neutral site). Over the same span, LSU is 43-4 in Non-conference games and 2-0 this season.
LSU enters the game a 5.5 point Away favorite. Over the past 10 years, LSU is 14-11-2 against the spread as the Away favorite and 25-18 against the spread vs. Non-conference opponents. Last year, LSU was 1-0 against the spread as the Away favorite and 2-3 against the spread vs. Non-conference opponents.
Over the past 10 years, WVU is 54-13 at home (including 2 wins this season). WVU has not lost more than 1 game at home since 2003. Over the past 10 years, WVU is 4-4 against the spread as the Home underdog. Against the spread, WVU is 22-28-1 in non-conference games the past 10 years and 1-1 this season (note: Norfolk State game spread was pulled).
This season LSU is averaging 36 points per game and limiting their opponents to 12 points per game.
LSU is averaging 3.8 yards per rushing attempt on 131 rushing attempts and 5.1 yards per offensive play.
LSU is averaging 344 yards per game this season (201 total plays or 67 plays per game).
LSU’s QB Jarrett Lee is 40-59 passing (67.8%) for 444 yards with 3 touchdowns and 1 interception. Lee is 17-21 (81%) on 1st down, 13-20 (65%) on 2nd down, and 10-18 (55.6%) on 3rd down.
LSU is 15-15 in the Red Zone this season (12 TDs, 3 FGs).