Photos: LSU Tigers beat Idaho, First Half

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU cheerleaders fire up the fans waiting for the team to come down the hill before the game.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Mike the Tiger high fives fans as the band marches down down "Victory Hill" before the game.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU head coach Les Miles points to the fans as the team comes down "Victory Hill" before the game.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Young tiger fans wait for the team and the band to march down "Victory Hill" before the game.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Saxophone players play the fight song and trot to the stadium as the band marches down down "Victory Hill" before the game.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Sousaphone players play the fight song and trot to the stadium as the band marches down down "Victory Hill" before the game.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- The trumpet section plays the fight song and fires up the fans as the band marches down down "Victory Hill" before the game.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- A Tiger Band member plays the cymbals as the band marches down down "Victory Hill".

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Baton Rouge's Peyton Pontiff, 9, wears a startled look as he uses a piece of cardboard to slide down a grassy hill next to the Journalism Building, before the LSU-Idaho game. After many trips down the hill by Peyton, his father Jason Pontiff said 'he'll sleep well tonight.'

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Dressed as an LSU cheerleader, Camille Coco, 5, perches on the shoulders of Steven Davis, as they and Camille's father, Joey Coco, left, walk near North Stadium Drive, while waiting for the LSU Band to come down 'Victory Hill." Joey Coco and Steven Davis, both of Baton Rouge, are cousins.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Jorian Mickel, 9, of Lake Charles leans over a barricade on North Stadium Drive next to his mother Cindi Mickel, as they wait for the LSU Band after watching the football team come down 'Victory Hill'.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Baton Rouge's Roger Cutrer leans over to prop up a fallen inflatable Mike the Tiger, in front of the tailgating group vehicle that some know as they 'LSU Bread Van". The inflatable is so light weight, it sometimes just keels over in the wind, in the parking lot near the Indian Mounds.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- New Orleans' Mike Serio holds helmets for the Tigers and the Vandals, before the game.. He said that his Serio's Deli catering business has for many years supplied food to visiting teams, and he has quite a collection of helmets from LSU's foes, who frequently are kind enough to give him one.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU cornerback Jalen Collins (32) shakes hands with the fans as the team comes down "Victory Hill" before the game.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Houma's Kayla Serigne, an LSU junior in Mechanical Engineering, looks in a mirror after purchasing a Tiger-themed miniature top hat from Christina Babin, left, of Yo Hatter Hatter. Babin and her husband Jeremy Babin started making the hats, after their daughters saw them and wanted to wear one to their proms. Now, their whole family participates in making the handmade hats, they said.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU head coach Les Miles fires up his players for running into the stadium before the game.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU head coach Les Miles walks out of the locker room with LSU safety Eric Reid (1) and LSU running back Alfred Blue (4) who carry US flags for the sprint onto the field prior to the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU running back Kenny Hilliard (27) celebrates with LSU wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80), after Landry scored LSU's fourth first-half touchdown on a reception with 37 seconds left in the second quarter.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING --LSU wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) scores LSU's fourth first-half touchdown on a reception with 37 seconds left in the second quarter.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLINGLSU defensive tackle Anthony Johnson (90) and linebacker Kevin Mintger drive back Idaho running back Ryan Bass on third down near the end of the second quarter of LSU's 63-14 win Saturday at TIger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU safety Ronald Martin (26) scores on his second first-half interception, as teammate LSU cornerback Tharold Simon (24), left, helps celebrate.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) looks over the block of fullback J.C. Copeland (44), before launching a touchdown pass to wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) in the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU safety Eric Reid (1) trips up Idaho running back Ryan Bassin the first half. LSU linebacker Luke Muncie (52) is in the background.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING --Idaho cornerback Aaron Grymes (6) gets beaten on a long pass reception by LSU wide receiver Russell Shepard (10) in the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU wide receiver Kadron Boone (86) celebrates his touchdown reception with LSU offensive guard Josh Williford (74) in the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU running back Alfred Blue (4) runs, as Idaho cornerback Solomon Dixon (28) tries to make the tackle in the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU safety Ronald Martin (26) gets his first interception of the game after it careened off of LSU cornerback Jalen Collins (32) and Idaho wide receiver Najee Lovett (2) in the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLINGLSU wide receiver Russell Shepard eludes Idaho cornerback Aaron Grymes earlier this season.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLINGLSU safety Ronald Martin celebrates his first interception Saturday during the Tigers' win over Idaho. Vandals wide receiver Najee Lovett is at right.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU head coach Les Miles, left, talks with LSU defensive line coach Brick Haley in the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU running back Alfred Blue (4) celebrates his touchdown with offensive guard Josh Dworaczyk (68) in the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU defensive end Lavar Edwards (89) tries to bring the crowd into the game during a defensive stand in the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIGLSU running back Alfred Blue jumps high on his way to a touchdown Saturday night against Idaho in Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU running back Alfred Blue (4) gets a lift from LSU offensive guard Josh Dworaczyk (68) after scoring a touchdown during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU-Idaho FBC -- LSU offensive guard Josh Williford (74) is looked after by medical personnel during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU wide receiver Kadron Boone (86) carries Idaho linebacker Homer Mauga (55) along for the ride as he scores the touchdown during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU wide receiver Kadron Boone (86) and LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (3) celebrate Boone's touchdown as Back Judge Paul Schardein watches in the end zone during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU cornerback Jalen Collins (32) makes the stop on Idaho running back Ryan Bass (5) during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIGIdaho running back Ryan Bass is wrapped up by LSU defenders Jermauria Rasco (59), Kevin Minter (46), Jalen Mills (28), Lamin Barrow (57) and Ego Ferguson (9) during the first half of the Tigers' win over Idaho on Sept. 15. LSu will wear purple jerseys Saturday against Towson in Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) is wrapped up by Idaho linebacker Sua Tuala (35) after picking up good yardage on the run as LSU running back Kenny Hilliard (27) comes in to help during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Idaho cornerback Solomon Dixon (28) breaks up the pass to LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (3) during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU safety Micah Eugene (34) and LSU linebacker Kevin Minter (46) sandwich Idaho running back Ryan Bass (5) on the kickoff return during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU defense, LSU cornerback Jalen Mills (28), LSU linebacker Kevin Minter (46), LSU defensive tackle Bennie Logan (18), LSU defensive end Lavar Edwards (89), LSU defensive tackle Anthony Johnson (90), beg for the safety from Referee Jason McArthur after hammering Idaho running back Ryan Bass (5) back into the end zone during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU cornerback Jalen Collins (32) deflects the pass from Idaho wide receiver Jahrie Level (19) and LSU safety Ronald Martin (26) catches it and runs it back for a touchdown during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIGIdaho safety Gary Walker intercepts a pass on the 1-yard line before running it back and almost scoring as Idaho cornerback Aaron Grymes watches during the first half of Saturday's game.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- As LSU cornerback Tharold Simon (24) walks off the field Idaho tight end Michael LaGrone (80) celebrates scoring with teammates Idaho running back Jake Manley (45) and Idaho tight end Clayton Homme (85) during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIGLSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger fires downfield as Idaho safety Gary Walker applies pressure during the first half of the Tigers' 63-14 win Saturday. Mettenberger lamented a first-half interception inside the Idaho 5-yard line that gave the Vandals some temporary momentum.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIGLSU running back Alfred Blue leaps through an opening in the line created by LSU fullback J.C. Copeland (44) and LSU offensive guard Josh Williford (74) during the Tigers' win over Idaho on Sept. 15. Blue, who late suffered a knee injury, should be able to return in time for spring practice, LSU coach Les Miles said.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU safety Ronald Martin (26) returns the interception for a touchdown during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIGIdaho quarterback Dominique Blackman is pursued by LSU defensive end Lavar Edwards during the first half of Saturday's game.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) points to the sky after scoring during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU wide receiver Russell Shepard (10) pulls in the reception in front of Idaho cornerback Aaron Grymes (6) during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Idaho head coach Robb Akey has a word with Side Judge Lee Hedrick during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU safety Micah Eugene (34) and LSU linebacker Kevin Minter (46) stop Idaho running back Ryan Bass in the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU-Idaho FBC -- Idaho running back Ryan Bass (5) is wrapped up by LSU defensive end Jermauria Rasco (59), LSU linebacker Kevin Minter (46), LSU cornerback Jalen Mills (28), LSU linebacker Lamin Barrow (57) and LSU defensive tackle Ego Ferguson (9) during the first half. Photo shot on Saturday Sept. 15, 2012, in Baton Rouge, La.. MAGS OUT / INTERNET OUT/ONLINE OUT/NO SALES/TV OUT/FOREIGN OUT/ LOUISIANA BUSINESS INC. OUT/GREATER BATON ROUGE BUSINESS REPORT OUT/225 OUT/10/12 OUT/IN REGISTER OUT/LBI CUSTOM PUBLICATIONS OUT/

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU running back Alfred Blue leaps through the opening in the line created against Idaho last season.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU defensive end Lavar Edwards tries to bring the crowd into the game during the first half of the LSU-Idaho game at Tiger Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Idaho running back Ryan Bass is wrapped up by LSU defensive end Jermauria Rasco (59), linebacker Kevin Minter (46), cornerback Jalen Mills (28), linebacker Lamin Barrow (57) and defensive tackle Ego Ferguson (9) during the first half Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, in Baton Rouge.