Wednesday, January 1st, 2003
LSU’s game captains were Bradie James, Kenderick Allen, LaBrandon Toefield and Domanick Davis. Texas won the toss and deferred to the second half. LSU received the opening kickoff.
WR Jerel Myers started his 38th consecutive game, while OT Rodney Reed started his 34th straight and OG Stephen Peterman started his 19th straight. LB Bradie James started his 21st straight game and SS Norman LeJeune started his 19th straight game. WR Michael Clayton extended his consecutive games with a reception to 26 (every game of his career) with his first catch of the game early in the first quarter. RB Domanick Davis’ five-yard rush on the opening drive of the game gave him 2,000 rushing yards in his career, making him the 10th player in school history to have at least 2,000 career yards. Michael Clayton made his first collegiate appearance on the defensive side of the ball on the third-down play on Texas’ first series of the game. He played as a defensive back in the nickel situation. Clayton recorded his first career defensive tackle with eight minutes to play in the second quarter. RB LaBrandon Toefield’s first-quarter touchdown reception, a 20-yard pass from Marcus Randall, was the first receiving touchdown of his career. QB Marcus Randall’s 76-yard run in the second quarter was his career long and is the longest play from scrimmage for the Tigers this season. That run was also the longest by a quarterback in LSU’s modern era (since 1937). Randall broke Herb Tyler’s previous record of 72 against Ole Miss in 1997. LB Bradie James’ tackle late in the second quarter was the fourth of the game, giving him 151 tackles this season, breaking LSU’s single season records of 150 held by Al Richardson set in 1981. With his third carry of the game, RB LaBrandon Toefield moved into sixth-place in LSU’s career rushing attempts. He passed Garry James who had 491 rushes in his career. With his 91 rushing yards today, QB Marcus Randall has 361 rushing yards this season, placing him sixth on the LSU single-season QB rushing list. Domanick Davis’ gained 216 all-purpose yards in the game, giving him 2,130 for the season, breaking the LSU single-season record previous held by Kevin Faulk with 2,109 all-purpose yards in 1998. Marcus Spears’ interception in the fourth-quarter was the second of his career. His first came at Florida (Oct. 12, 2002) with an 18-yard interception. The LSU offense set a Cotton Bowl record with 95 plays. The previous mark was set in 1990 by Arkansas.
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