In college Football, bowl game statistics count towards the season stats, giving players one last opportunity to set history before the season is out. LSU Tigers defensive end Arden Key took advantage of the opportunity in the Citrus Bowl, breaking the school single-season record with another sack in the victory.

Key to history

History came on the first play of the second half of Saturday's game against the Louisville Cardinals. As Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson started to scramble around in the backfield, Key emerged from the hole and pounded Jackson for a seven-yard loss on the sack. Impressively, it wasn't even the most important defensive play the LSU end recorded, as he tied the school sack record earlier in the game with a safety.

The LSU single-season sack record was previously held by Gabe Northern, who recorded 11 sacks in 1994. The scary thing for SEC opponents is that Key may have a chance to break his own record in the future - the All-SEC defender is only a sophomore.

LSU domination

Key and his ability to sack the quarterback were helpful, but certainly not necessary in a Citrus Bowl where only one of the teams truly showed up. Lamar Jackson struggled greatly against an SEC defense, as LSU held him to just ten completions for 157 yards, and 26 rushes for 33 yards; the Cardinals failed to score a touchdown in the 29-9 defeat.

Meanwhile, the Key sack was a major highlight for the LSU Tigers, but it was one of many on the day.

Wide receiver Malachi Dupre made a stunning one-handed catch that reminded some of former LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. - Dupre was flagged for taunting after they play for shoving his success in his defender's face. On a kickoff return in the fourth quarter, Derrius Guice bowled over the kicker with one of the more emphatic hits of the bowl season.

That wasn't Guice's only contribution to the victory, as he ran for 138 yards, including an impressive 70-yard dash for a touchdown.

LSU heads into the offseason with a new coach and momentum, while Louisville heads into the offseason with the Heisman winner and a lot of questions.

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