It’s T-minus 18 days until LSU’s 2017 season opener lifts off in Houston’s NRG Stadium against first-time opponent BYU. Each day until then, here’s an LSU sports fact (mostly football but with a sprinkling of other sports) that has a connection to the state of Texas or season openers:
In LSU’s 83 years as a member of the SEC starting in 1933, the Tigers have had 17 football players from Texas serve as permanent team captains, including safety Jamal Adams of Lewisville last year.
From 1977 to 1979, LSU had four Texas-bred captains. Also, the only two lettermen in LSU history from Galveston – running back Charles Alexander and linebacker Eric Hill – served as team captains in 1978 and 1988, respectively.
LSU cornerback Donte Jackson says his biggest goal is “to the the best cornerback in the nation or something like that.”
Former Arkansas athletic director and former football coach Frank Broyles, who died Monday at age 92, always loved leading crowds in the Razorbacks’ traditional cheer of calling the Hogs.
Former Arkansas coach Frank Broyles is carried from the field after a 30-6 victory over Texas A&M in 1975.