2017 ScheduleAll times ET

2017 Schedule
10-2, 1st in OVC

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The FCS playoff bracket was released with five-time defending champion North Dakota State earning the No. 1 overall seed. ESPN's Football Power Index projects that the Bison have a 36 percent chance to win their sixth-straight FCS title. That's twice the chance of any other team in the field.

LSU victorious in return to the bayou following the floods (0:47)
LSU wins big with Etling (1:06)

White with a wild punt return

It's probably not how they drew it up, but Tre'Davious White runs all over the place to score on this punt return of 60 yards. The Tigers head into halftime with a 27-10 lead over FCS Jacksonville State after stumbling out of the gate.

Etling steps in and delivers TD pass

LSU backup quarterback Danny Etling gives the Tigers their first lead of the game with a 46-yard touchdown to DeSean Smith.

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288dDavid Ching

RB Fournette sits out LSU's win with ankle injury

LSU running back and Heisman Trophy contender Leonard Fournette did not play in Saturday's win over Jacksonville State as he continues to nurse a left ankle injury.

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Watch: Jacksonville State at No. 21 LSU

LSU looks to avoid its first 0-2 start since 1991 against last season's FCS national runner-up. Jacksonville State is 1-6 against current SEC teams with a win over Ole Miss in 2010. The Gamecocks took No. 6 Auburn to overtime last season. Live on ESPNU/WatchESPN

How will LSU fare vs. Jacksonville State? (1:02)
LSU ready to rebound against Jacksonville St. (1:39)
Tigers hope to spark offense with more communication (1:58)

2016 OVC Standings

Jacksonville State7-010-2
UT Martin6-27-5
Tennessee Tech5-35-6
Tennessee State4-37-4
Murray State4-44-7
Eastern Illinois4-46-5
Southeast Missouri State3-53-8
Eastern Kentucky2-63-8
Austin Peay0-80-11