LSU taking postseason ticket applications

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger runs, in the first half.
Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger runs, in the first half.

LSU season-ticket holders have until 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19 to request tickets for the Tigers’ potential postseason games.

Season-ticket holders may request tickets to any of 13 bowl games in which LSU may play, plus the Southeastern Conference Championship Game and the BCS National Championship Game.

The Tigers’ likely bowl destinations include the Cotton, Capital One, Outback and Chick-fil-A and three BCS bowls: the Sugar, Rose and Fiesta.

LSU (8-2, 4-2 SEC) can only qualify for the SEC Championship Game, Dec. 1 in Atlanta, if the Tigers wind up in a three-way tie atop the SEC West with Alabama (9-1, 6-1) and Texas A&M (8-2, 5-2).

In addition, season ticket holders who have already submitted requests and want to add games they left off of their original application may supplement amended requests by emailing Tickets@LSU.edu.

Amended requests must also be received by the Nov. 19 deadline.

Season ticket holders were sent postseason order forms in late October. They can also place orders by logging in to their online ticket account at www.LSUSports.net/postseason.

There are no limits placed on requests for any game, but fans are advised that limitations will be put in place if the demand for LSU’s postseason game or games exceeds the supply available.

Tickets will be allocated first to players, coaches, LSU students and staff and traveling party. The LSU Priority Point System will be used to allocate tickets if limitations become necessary.

LSU players honored

Strong safety Craig Loston and quarterback Zach Mettenberger earned player of the week honors Monday from the SEC and the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.

Loston shared SEC defensive player of the week honors with South Carolina defensive back D.J. Swearinger for his play in Saturday’s 37-17 victory over Mississippi State.

Loston had six tackles and sealed the Tigers’ win with a 100-yard interception return for a touchdown, tying school and NCAA records in the process.

Also sharing LSWA defensive player of the week honors with Loston was Louisiana-Lafayette defensive end Emeka Onyenekwu.

Mettenberger shared LSWA offensive player of the week honors with Louisiana-Monroe wide receiver Brent Leonard. Mettenberger completed 19 of 30 passes against State for 273 yards and two touchdowns.

Mingo, no go

LSU defensive end Barkevious Mingo might have challenged Loston for this week’s honors if he had been able to make a scoop and score.

With the Tigers trailing the Bulldogs 7-6 midway through the second quarter, State tailback Derrick Milton lost the handle on a toss pitch from quarterback at the MSU 39.

Mingo had first crack at the ball but couldn’t get a handle on it. Linebacker Lamin Barrow recovered the ball at the 25 and returned to the State 21, setting up LSU’s first touchdown.

“It was a great bounce,” Mingo said.

“It took two small bounces, and I knew it was going to bounce up, I was ready, and it did exactly what I thought it would do. I guess if it didn’t I would have gotten it.

“I’ve had some opportunities. They just didn’t go my way. It bounced my way, twice. One day I’ll get it.”

Numbers game

Mettenberger has now thrown 110 straight pass attempts without an interception and has led an LSU offense that has gone 45 straight possessions without a turnover. LSU’s only turnover against State was on a fumbled punt return by Odell Beckham Jr.