LSU Tigers star quarterback Jayden Daniels had a record-setting Saturday night in Death Valley against Florida. His performance versus the Gators earned him SEC Offensive Player of the Week honors, the league announced on Monday. This is the fourth time Daniels has been recognized this season. The other three times were his games against Mississippi State, Arkansas, and Missouri.
Joining Daniels is starting center Charles Turner, who earned SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week for playing a key role in LSU taking down 52-35 and putting up over 700 yards of total offense.
Daniels dazzled our TV screens in the win over Florida on Saturday night with an SEC record-setting game where he put up 606 total yards of offense, passing for 372 yards and three touchdowns, then rushed for 234 yards and reached pay dirt two more times on the ground.
The Senior signal-caller became the first player in FBS history to rush for over 200 yards and pass for more than 350 yards in a single game. The only other player to even throw for 300 and rush for 200 yards was Washington’s Marques Tuiasosopo in 1999 when he faced Stanford.
That 234-yard rushing performance was also the most by a Tiger quarterback in the program’s history. Two big highlights on the ground for Daniels were his touchdowns from 85 yards and 51 yards out. The 372 passing yards came on 17 completions with the passing touchdowns being from six, 37, and seven yards out and all in the final 18 minutes of the game.
The 701 total yards of offense were the third-highest in program history and the most accumulated yards against a Florida defense. The 11.5 yards-per-play average is the second-highest in LSU’s history. Last Saturday’s game was the sixth time ever LSU was able to run and throw for 300 yards in a game against an SEC opponent. The last time was in 1967 versus Mississippi State.
Turner and the remainder of the LSU offensive line helped the ground attack pick up 329 yards and reach the endzone four times with an astounding 9.4 yards per carry average on 35 carries. This makes six games in a row that the Tigers rushed for more than 200 yards as LSU leads the SEC and is third in the country in rush yards per game with 224.
Next up for the LSU Tigers will be a home game this Saturday against the Georgia State Panthers. Kickoff in Tiger Stadium is set for 7:00 p.m. and the action can be heard on ESPN 103.7 Lafayette 104.1 Lake Charles, Southwest Louisiana’s Sports Station.