Jefferson has finest moment as a Tiger
Jordan Jefferson has had plenty of critics this year, but the signal caller appears to have won over the fan base with his performance against Bama.
In his best game as a Tiger since his Offensive MVP performance in the 2008 Chick-fil-A-Bowl victory over Georgia Tech, Jefferson led his team to a 24-21 upset win over the defending BCS national champion Crimson Tide.
Despite being an unusual six-point underdog in Tiger Stadium, Jefferson and the Tigers pulled off one of the biggest victories in the Les Miles era in Baton Rouge and the Tigers are now in a position to possibly play in a BCS bowl game.
Jefferson completed 10 of his 13 passes for 141 yards, including a beautiful 75-yard strike to wide receiver Reuben Randle early in the third quarter.
The 6-4, 225-pound junior quarterback has taken a lot of criticism for his inconsistent play, but he was just happy for a win against Alabama and Nick Saban.
“It’s been tough, but I just kept working hard, I kept my faith strong and relied on my family and friends for support,” Jefferson said. “The fans were just terrific today and it feels great to come out on top when you face a team like Alabama and a coach like Nick Saban. No one, but the guys in this locker room gave us a chance and we proved the critics wrong.”
Jefferson credits aggressive play-calling by offensive coordinator Gary Crowton for LSU’s 21 point explosion in the second half of play.
“Coach Crowton came in at halftime and said we were going to open it up,” he said. “Bama gave up only 10 points all season in the fourth quarter and we scored 14.”
Lennix Making an Early Impact for the Colonels
Despite a 2-7 record there is some real optimism in Thibodaux for the Nicholls State football program. And one of those young players making an impact for the Colonels has been true freshman outside linebacker Warren Lennix.
The 6-0, 210-pound freshman from Destrehan High School has made an impressive initial mark on defense for Nicholls State.
“We have to play freshman and redshirt freshman because of a lack of numbers, but Warren is playing excellent football in his true freshman season for us,” said Colonel head coach Charlie Stubbs. “You can tell he was well coached in high school. His speed and ability to run the field are also very impressive.”
Despite being suspended for one game due to an off-the-field incident, Stubbs really likes Lennix’s attitude and ability to pick up new assignments.
“Warren is a good young man. He got put in a bad position and he learned from that mistake,” Stubbs said. “On the field he is a terrific athlete. Warren runs the field extremely well and he is a very good blitz linebacker.”
In the 48-13 loss to Stephen F. Austin, Lennix recorded three tackles, a tackle for a loss and one quarterback sack.
Lennix leads the Colonels with 4 quarterback sacks for the season and he is tied for second on the team with 4 tackles for losses in 2010.
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