Photos: LSU Tigers vs UAB Blazers, 1st Half

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- The LSU Band passes the Pete Maravich Assembly Center, background, as it prepares to enter Tiger Stadium Saturday before the game against the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- The LSU Band, Golden Girls and Color Guard come down the hill to Tiger Stadium Saturday, before the Tigers' home opener against University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU mascot Mike the Tiger greets fans with high fives, as he walks down the hill in front of the LSU Band, Golden Girls and Color Guard, before the game against the University of Alabama at Birmingham Saturday at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- The trumpet section for the Golden Band from Tigerland plays the fight song Saturday on the way to Tiger Stadium for LSU's home opener.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- In a blur of motion, the tuba section of the Golden Band from Tigerland sprints Saturday to Tiger Stadium for LSU's home opener.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU cheerleaders pump up the fans Saturday outside Tiger Stadium for LSU's home opener.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU head coach Les Miles, center, waves to fans lining the way to Tiger Stadium Saturday for LSU's home opener.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU head coach Les Miles, second from right, shouts to fans lining the way to Tiger Stadium Saturday for LSU's home opener.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU head coach Les Miles pumps his fist on the way to Tiger Stadium Saturday for LSU's home opener.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- A clean shaven LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger, center, walks to Tiger Stadium Saturday for LSU's home opener.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU's Mike the Tiger mascot runs down Victory Hill Saturday on the way to Tiger Stadium for LSU's home opener.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Fans look at a seating chart for directions to their seats Saturday outside Tiger Stadium for LSU's home opener.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU place kicker Colby Delahoussaye (42) practices field goals before the Tigers' season home opener against the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Saturday at Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Prairieville's Susan Cain, left, and her husband Doug Cain laugh as they struggle to unwrap a disposable rain poncho, during a pre-game lightning delay Saturday before the University of Alabama at Birmingham game at Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- The scoreboard advises about lightning being detected and to take refuge Saturday in Tiger Stadium for LSU's home opener.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- The team does their pre game routine prior to the first half Saturday in Tiger Stadium for LSU's home opener.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU running back Alfred Blue (4) hurdles UAB cornerback Lamarcus Farmer (3) on a first quarter run, Saturday at Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU coach Les Miles

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU head coach Les Miles finds a lighter moment during pre game drills prior to the first half Saturday in Tiger Stadium for LSU's home opener.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU wide receiver Jarvis Landry leaps to haul in a second-quarter touchdown pass from Zach Mettenberger during Saturday's 56-17 win against UAB in Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU guard Jonah Austin hoists running back Kenny Hilliard after Hilliard's first-quarter touchdown Saturday night.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) congratulates LSU running back Kenny Hilliard (27) after Hilliard's rushing touchdown in the first quarter against UAB, Saturday at Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Odell Beckham Jr. beats UAB cornerback Jimmy Jean to haul in his second touchdown catch of the first quarter Saturday night at Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Odell Beckham Jr. outdistances UAB's Connor Boyett (48) and Destin Challenger (25) on a long punt return Saturday in Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU safety Micah Eugene (34) and LSU defensive tackle Anthony Johnson (90) dog UAB quarterback Austin Brown (11) in the first quarter, Saturday at Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Saturday at Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU defensive tackle Quentin Thomas (95) recovered a second quarter UAB fumble, with LSU cornerback Jalen Collins (32) closing in from right, Saturday at Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU running back Jeremy Hill (33) scores a second quarter touchdown on a short run, Saturday at Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU running back Alfred Blue (4) hurdles UAB cornerback Lamarcus Farmer (3) on a first quarter run, Saturday at Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Saturday at Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (3) breaks free from the grasp of UAB cornerback Lamarcus Farmer (3) to score his first touchdown on a reception in the first quarter, Saturday at Tiger Stadium. UAB safety Calvin Jones (11) is background.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU running back Jeremy Hill (33) celebrates with LSU offensive tackle La'El Collins (70) after Hill scored a second quarter rushing touchdown against UAB, Saturday at Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU head coach Les Miles talks with an official in the first half against UAB, Saturday at Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU's Kwon Alexander (25) chases down UAB's Jamarcus Nelson (1), flanked by teammates Tahj Jones (58) James Wright (82) on a punt return Saturday at Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) fires off a pass, pursued by UAB defensive end Connor Boyett (48) in the first half, Saturday at Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU wide receiver Jarvis Landry celebrates his second-quarter touchdown reception, lifted by tackle La'El Collins, on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) tries to make an acrobatic end zone catch, but is unable to in the second quarter against UAB Saturday at Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU coach Les Miles fires his team up while bringing them onto the field for the first half Saturday in Tiger Stadium for LSU's home opener.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU wide receiver Travin Dural (83) pulls in a pass for good yardage as UAB safety Greg Maclin (12) makes the stop during the first half Saturday in Tiger Stadium for LSU's home opener.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU wide receiver Terrence Magee (14) runs for good yardage during the first half Saturday in Tiger Stadium for LSU's home opener.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- UAB quarterback Austin Brown (11) throws to a receiver during the first half Saturday in Tiger Stadium for LSU's home opener.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- UAB quarterback Austin Brown is sacked for a 6-yard loss by LSU defensive end Jordan Allen (98) during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- UAB quarterback Austin Brown (11) is sacked for a 6-yard loss by LSU defensive end Jordan Allen (98) during the first half Saturday in Tiger Stadium for LSU's home opener.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (3) pulls in a long pass to set up LSU's first touchdown as UAB cornerback Lamarcus Farmer (3) watches during the first half Saturday in Tiger Stadium for LSU's home opener.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (3) is congratulated on scoring by LSU running back Kenny Hilliard (27) and LSU wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) in the end zone during the first half Saturday in Tiger Stadium for LSU's home opener.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) waits for the pass a UAB cornerback Kelton Brackett (21) defends during the first half Saturday in Tiger Stadium for LSU's home opener.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) can't hold on to the ball as UAB cornerback Kelton Brackett (21) defends during the first half Saturday in Tiger Stadium for LSU's home opener.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) can't hold on to the ball as UAB cornerback Kelton Brackett (21) defends during the first half Saturday in Tiger Stadium for LSU's home opener.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger hands off to running back Jeryl Brazil as UAB linebacker Derek Slaughter closes in during a Sept. 7 game in Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU running back Jeryl Brazil breaks free for a 9-yard run as UAB safety Calvin Jones gives chase during the Tigers' home opener Sept. 7.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- UAB head coach Garrick McGee has a word with UAB safety Tajh Lowe (24) after the play during the first half Saturday in Tiger Stadium for LSU's home opener.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. makes a long punt return as UAB punter Hunter Mullins attempts to make the stop in September.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU running back Kenny Hilliard (27) scores a touchdown behind the blocking of LSU tight end Logan Stokes (84) and LSU offensive guard Jonah Austin (99) during the first half Saturday in Tiger Stadium for LSU's home opener.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU defensive end Danielle Hunter (94) goes after the fumbled ball by UAB quarterback Jonathan Perry (14) during the first half Saturday in Tiger Stadium for LSU's home opener. LSU recovered the fumble.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU fullback Connor Neighbors (43) runs the ball as LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (3) tries to help and UAB linebacker Destin Challenger (25) defends during the first half Saturday in Tiger Stadium for LSU's home opener.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU running back Jeremy Hill (33) scores on the touchdown run as UAB defensive end Connor Boyett (48) defends during the first half Saturday in Tiger Stadium for LSU's home opener.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- UAB wide receiver Jamari Staples (2) catches a long ball for good yardage in front of LSU cornerback Jalen Collins (32) during the first half Saturday in Tiger Stadium for LSU's home opener.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- UAB head coach Garrick McGee has a word with an official during the first half Saturday in Tiger Stadium for LSU's home opener.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU fullback J.C. Copeland (44) runs for good yardage as UAB cornerback Cortez Webb (14) tries to grab a foot during the first half Saturday in Tiger Stadium for LSU's home opener.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) looks downfield for a receiver as UAB defensive end Diaheem Watkins (46) applies pressure during the first half Saturday in Tiger Stadium for LSU's home opener.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) tries to shake off UAB cornerback Cortez Webb (14) after making the catch during the first half Saturday in Tiger Stadium for LSU's home opener.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU safety Ronald Martin (26) gets ahold of UAB running back Darrin Reaves (5) to make the stop during the first half Saturday in Tiger Stadium for LSU's home opener.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) throws downfield during the first half Saturday in Tiger Stadium for LSU's home opener.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU safety Micah Eugene (34) upends UAB wide receiver Jamarcus Nelson (1) for the stop during the first half Saturday in Tiger Stadium for LSU's home opener.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU running back Jeremy Hill (33) celebrates with LSU offensive tackle La'El Collins (70) after Hill scored a second quarter rushing touchdown against UAB, Saturday at Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU punter Jamie Keehn (38) kicks past a rushing UAB player, Calvin Jones (11), Saturday at Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) throws a first half pass, behind the blocking of LSU offensive tackle Jerald Hawkins (65), Saturday at Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (3) almost runs a punt back for a touchdown but get knock out of bounds short of the goal line during the first half Saturday in Tiger Stadium for LSU's home opener.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) celebrates with LSU wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) after throwing a touchdown pass to Landry during the first half Saturday in Tiger Stadium for LSU's home opener.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger congratulates running back Kenny Hilliard after Hilliard's rushing touchdown in the first quarter against UAB on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU head coach Les Miles fires his team up while bringing them onto the field for the first half Saturday in Tiger Stadium for LSU's home opener.