Photos: LSU beats Washington, 41-3

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU head coach Les Miles, left, waves to fans.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU fans wait for the team and band to march down the hill before the game.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU head coach Les Miles waves and shouts to fans.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Cheerleaders fire up the fans while waiting for the team.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Cheerleaders fire up the fans while waiting for the team.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Cheerleaders fire up the fans while waiting for the team.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Mike the Tiger high fives the fans while waiting for the band.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Mike VI makes his way to the stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG - Mike the Tiger entertains the LSU fans before the Tigers football game against Washington on Friday. LSU won x-x. For more coverage, see pages 1C, 12C, 13C, 14C, 15C.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- The drum major leads the Golden Girls and the rest of the band down the hill to the stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- The LSU band trumpet section hits the first few notes of the fight song much to the fans' delight.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- The LSU band waits to play the fight song for the fans.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- The LSU band marches while playing the fight song.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Decked out in their cheerleading outfits, Addison Davis (3), left, and Allie Davis (5), right, both of New Roads, La., wait to go in the stadium with their parents.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Will Strait, 11, of Brookhaven, Miss., wears a purple and yellow mohawk-styled hat, as he waits for the LSU team to come down North Stadium Drive before the game. The hat was hot, he said, but it was worth the discomfort.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING - Colton Coffey, 6, of Baton Rouge, holds his trumpet as he waits for the LSU Band to come down the hill on North Stadium Drive before Saturday's game. Coffey was given the drum major's hat last May by outgoing Tiger Band drum major Chase Howard, after his mom Laura Coffey placed the winning bid on the hat, gloves and drum major's mace at a silent auction fundraiser last year.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Live mascot Mike VI's cage is rolled into the parking lot before the game.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Dianna Wilbur, left, of Zachary, cheers as the LSU Band comes down the hill on North Stadium Drive before the game. Accompanying her is grandson Maclaine Ziffer, 13.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- A little red wagon full of little Tiger fans, left to right, Morgan Gill, 5, Rhoby Graham, 5, Ruston Graham, 3, and A.J. Gill, 3, is pulled toward Tiger Stadium before the game. Standing left to right are Reese Patten, 8, mom Wendy Gill, and Landon Folks, 13, pulling the kids. Folks is the Grahams' cousin.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Navy T'45's do a stadium flyover at the end of the National Anthem before the game.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Rome Gautreau, 4, and her grandmother Maureen Malone, left, watch passers-by file into Tiger Stadium, as they collect donations for the American Red Cross for relief for victims of Hurricane Isaac. Rome's mother, Nancy Malone, Red Cross Public Affairs Director for South Louisiana, was nearby, also collecting, but she said that she and Maureen couldn't match the appeal of Rome, who attracted very frequent donations. A ten dollar donation can be made to the American Red Cross to aid Hurricane Isaac victims relief, by texting 'REDCROSS' to 90999 on cell phones.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLINGThe loss of two LSU linebackers gives others such as freshman Deion Jones (45) the opportunity to play.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) throws on a late second quarter drive, which resulted in a field goal, in the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) throws on a late second quarter drive, which resulted in a field goal, in the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLINGWashington quarterback Keith Price is pressured by LSU defensive end Lavar Edwards in the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU defensive end Sam Montgomery (99) hits Washington quarterback Keith Price (17) as he releases a pass in the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLINGLSU running back Alfred Blue scores a touchdown as he is pursued by Washington safety Will Shamburger in the first half Saturday om Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU fullback J.C. Copeland (44) celebrates his touchdown run with LSU running back Spencer Ware (11) in the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU running back Michael Ford (42) runs around the corner pursued by Washington safety Sean Parker (1), in the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (3) can't hang on to this first quarter pass as Washington cornerback Tre Watson (32) defends in the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU head coach Les Miles talks with Line Judge Mickey Bryson in the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) helps LSU running back Alfred Blue (4) celebrate Blue's first quarter touchdown run.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU cornerback Jalen Collins (32) breaks up this pass to Washington wide receiver Kasen Williams (2) in the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIGLSU running back Alfred Blue breaks free for a touchdown as Washington safety Will Shamburger gives chase during the Tigers' 41-3 victory on Sept. 8. 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 head coach Les Miles comes out to the field with his players before the game.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Washington wide receiver Jaydon Mickens (4) can't hold on for the touchdown as LSU safety Craig Loston (6) gives chase during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU head coach Les Miles comes out to the field with his players before the game.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU cornerback Tharold Simon (24) breaks up a pass to Washington wide receiver Kevin Smith (8) during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Washington cornerback Tre Watson (32) breaks up a pass to LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (3) during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU head coach Les Miles fires up his players as they come out to the field before the game.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIGWashington coach Steve Sarkisian questions a call during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU cornerback Tharold Simon (24) breaks up a pass play to Washington wide receiver Kasen Williams (2) during the first half.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIGLSU linebacker Kevin Minter drops Washington tailback Bishop Sankey for a loss Saturday. Minter expects the Tigers' next opponent, 0-2 Idaho, to bring its 'A' game against LSU.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIGThe LSU football team gets fired up before Saturday's game against Washington in Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU cornerback Tharold Simon (24) breaks up a pass to Washington wide receiver Kevin Smith (8) during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIGLSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger looks downfield for a receiver during the first half of Saturday's 41-3 win over Washington at Tiger Stadium. Mettenberger was 12-of-18 passing for 195 yards and one touchdown after throwing for 192 yards and a touchdown in the season-opening 41-14 win over North Texas. Last season, LSU averaged 152.5 yards passing.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Navy T-45s fly over before the game.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU running back Alfred Blue (4) picks up a first down and Washington safety Will Shamburger (13) loses his helmet on the play during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIGLSU running back Kenny Hilliard gets stacked up during the first half of the Tigers' 41-3 victory over Washington on Saturday in Tiger Stadium. Hilliard finished with 46 yards and two touchdowns, giving him four scores in LSU's first two games.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU wide receiver James Wright (82) gets hammered short of the goal line by Washington safety Sean Parker (1) on 3rd down during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIGLSU running back Spencer Ware (11) hits the line and eludes the tackle of Washington cornerback Desmond Trufant (6) for good yardage during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Field Judge Grant Jackson listens to LSU quarterbacks coach Steve Kragthorpe, right, during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU punter Brad Wing (38) punts during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU cornerback Jalen Collins (32) and LSU safety Rockey Duplessis (40) are in the middle of a fumble by Washington wide receiver Kevin Smith (8) during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU fullback J.C. Copeland scores against Washington on Saturday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU wide receiver James Wright (82) runs past Washington safety Will Shamburger (13) for good yardage during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIGLSU cornerback Jalen Mills breaks up a pass to Washington tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins in the the first half Saturday in Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU running back Alfred Blue (4) runs for a first down as Washington cornerback Desmond Trufant (6) finally makes the stop during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU fullback J.C. Copeland (44) blocks for LSU running back Alfred Blue (4) who picks up a first down and good yardage as LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) watches during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU running back Michael Ford (42) picks up good yardage as Washington defensive end Josh Shirley (22) makes the stop during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) looks downfield for a receiver during the first half.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU running back Alfred Blue (4) picks up the first down as Washington linebacker John Timu (10) makes the stop during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (3) pulls in the pass in front of Washington cornerback Tre Watson (32) during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU running back Spencer Ware (11) runs past Washington safety Sean Parker (1) for good yardage during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Washington quarterback Keith Price (17) looks for a receiver downfield during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Washington defensive tackle Danny Shelton, left, and LSU defensive end Jordan Allen (98) battle the blocking surge of LSU offensive guard La'El Collins (70) LSU center P.J. Lonergan (64) and LSU offensive guard Josh Dworaczyk (68, number obscured) as LSU fullback J.C. Copeland (44) gets close to the goal line, in the first half. Copeland scored on the next play.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU safety Micah Eugene (34) breaks up a pass to Washington tailback Erich Wilson II (20) during the second half. LSU won 41-3.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) is congratulated by Cynthia Kragthorpe, right, as LSU quarterbacks coach Steve Kragthorpe, left, watches.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU head coach Les Miles shakes hands with Washington head coach Steve Sarkisian and has a word in the middle of the field at the end of the game. LSU won 41-3.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU head coach Les Miles shakes hands with Washington head coach Steve Sarkisian and has a word in the middle of the field at the end of the game.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU defensive end Sam Montgomery (99) gets in the face of Washington quarterback Keith Price (17) as he dumps off a pass to Washington tailback Erich Wilson II (20) in the second half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIGLSU running back Kenny Hilliard flops into the end zone for a 1-yard touchdown during the second half of the Tigers' 41-3 victory over Washington on Saturday. Hilliard has four touchdowns in LSU's first two games.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Washington tailback Bishop Sankey (25) tries to escape the pursuit of LSU defensive end Sam Montgomery (99) and LSU linebacker Luke Muncie (52) in the second half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU cornerback Jalen Mills (28) celebrates his third quarter interception, congratulated by cornerback Tharold Simon (24). LSU won 41-3.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU cornerback Jalen Mills (28) celebrates his third quarter interception, congratulated by cornerback Tharold Simon (24). LSU safety Craig Loston (6) is at left. LSU won 41-3.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU student Tyler Robertson of Los Angeles, Ca., cheers in the fourth quarter.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU wide receiver Kadron Boone (86) scores on a third quarter pass from LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger, pursued by Washington safety Justin Glenn (20). LSU won 41-3.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU offensive guard La'El Collins (70) is tended to on the field during the second half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Washington tailback/fullback Dezden Petty (34) is stopped by LSU linebacker Kevin Minter (46) and LSU defensive tackle Bennie Logan (18) during the second half. LSU won 41-3.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU running back Kenny Hilliard (27) gets a lift from LSU offensive guard Josh Williford (74) after flopping into the end zone for a one-yard score as Umpire Wally Hough watches during the second half. LSU won 41-3.

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