Three starters on LSU's defensive front sustained injuries against Texas, coach Ed Orgeron said, making them unlikely to play versus Northwestern State.
Senior defensive lineman Rashard Lawrence and junior defensive end Glen Logan will not practice this week. Redshirt sophomore K'Lavon Chaisson is wearing a boot.
Orgeron did not specify their injuries.
"You're not going to see Glen Logan or Rashard Lawrence (at practice)," Orgeron said, adding he did not know if they will be "ready for the game."
Lawrence is recovering from an apparent ankle injury. Logan was helped off the field by athletic trainers against Texas.
Chaisson, who has recorded 10 tackles and a sack this season, played the entire game.
"K'Lavon is questionable," Orgeron said. "He could be available for the game. I need to find that out. But the rest of the guys are going to be okay, I think."
Without Lawrence and Logan, LSU will look to Neil Farrell Jr., Breiden Fehoko, Jarell Cherry and Nelson Jenkins to play defensive end. Orgeron also hoped freshman Siaki "Apu" Ika can get more repetitions at nose tackle.
Orgeron confirms LSU did not have A/C in visitor's locker room during Texas game
LSU football head coach Ed Orgeron confirmed to media members Monday that the Tigers did not have air conditioning in the locker room Saturday for its game against Texas.
Orgeron said he called Louisiana Tech, Texas' week one opponent, before the game and in anticipation had his team bring extra fans.
According to the official stats, the game-time temperature was 98 degrees.
"First of all, I called Louisiana Tech, and they told us about it," Orgeron said Monday. "So we did some things in the dressing room that were better. It wasn't great, but it was better. At least we had air in there. They didn't have air. We had some blowers in there. I don't think that caused as much as going out there and having to play 93 plays on defense. I think that had a lot to do with it."
Athletic officials at both Texas and Louisiana Tech have been reached for comment and are looking into the matter.
Numerous LSU defensive players dealt with cramps and other injuries during the Tigers' win Saturday. By the end of the game, Longhorns fans could be heard booing injuries, believing the players were faking in an attempt to slow down Texas' play.
LSU players who missed at least part of the game because of injury: safety Grant Delpit (returned), defensive lineman Rashard Lawrence (didn't return), linebacker Michael Divinity (returned), defensive back Kristian Fulton (returned), defensive end Glen Logan (didn't return) and defensive lineman Tyler Shelvin (returned).
"Although it was hot, I thought -- I think the humidity was like 23 percent," Orgeron said. "It wasn't like Louisiana. But our guys did cramp up in the second half. We talked about it as a staff that we need to get some IVs, more IVs at halftime. Didn't seem like nobody needed one at that time, but to prevent that, I think that more guys will get IVs at halftime, obviously with the doctor's approval."
LSU's Joe Burrow, Cade York named among SEC Players of the Week
The weekly conference awards keep coming for LSU quarterback Joe Burrow.
The senior quarterback was named SEC offensive player of the week on Monday, following LSU's 45-38 win at Texas, where Burrow set career-highs in completions and passing yards.
Burrow, who finished the game 31-of-39 passing for 471 yards, four touchdowns and an interception, has won the SEC weekly award twice this season. He shared the award with Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa in Week 1.
Burrow is now tied first nationally in passing touchdowns (9), ranked second in passer rating (219.11) and fifth in passing yards (749).
True freshman placekicker Cade York was named the SEC's special team player of the week for his performance against Texas.
The 6-foot-2, 189-pound Texas native made field goals of 36, 33 and 40 yards against the Longhorns, and he has made all five of his field goal attempts of the season plus his 11 extra point attempts.
York ranks fifth nationally with five field goals made in 2019, and his 100 percent accuracy is tied for first.
York became the first true freshman in school history to make a field goal in a season opener against Georgia Southern in Week 1.
LSU will next host Northwestern State at Tiger Stadium on Saturday at 6:30 p.m.
LSU will wear purple jerseys, white helmets and white pants.