Two Louisiana natives got the senior night of a lifetime as they both found the endzone in LSU's 42-10 win over Rice Saturday night.
"It's special for me, but more importantly it's special for my family and the people who have gotten me here," said tight end Foster Moreau. "I'm blessed to have a lot of those great people in my life and I'm blessed to share it with them."
Moreau said that while he and running back Nick Brossette were both able to score, there was no special emphasis on getting seniors the ball. It happened "naturally and organically" as a response to what the defense gave them.
Moreau had a career and season-high night, after mostly being involved in the blocking game this season. The New Orleans native and Jesuit alumnus led the team with five receptions for 73 yards and one touchdown.
Halfway through the second quarter, with LSU marching down the field, quarterback Joe Burrow found Moreau wide open down the middle of the field for a 13-yard touchdown.
LSU coach Ed Orgeron said Moreau made a point throughout the week to remind the team not to win just for the seniors, but for the entire team. Orgeron pointed to this as being one of the many reasons that Moreau wears No. 18.
"You can't just put it on a single guy," Moreau said. "You can give a guy a number and tell him to go lead, but if the other 50 people aren't leading with him then it makes it hard. That's just an incredible credit to this team. Our team is filled with leaders — on and off the field."
Baton Rouge native and U-High alumnus Brossette had 69 yards and two touchdowns on the night. His two short touchdown runs came in the second and third quarters, bringing his season total up to 13.
"I mean, it's crazy just how fast this time just flies by," Brossette said. "I feel like I just got here and now it's my last home game. It's a surreal moment and I'm excited for it and everything."
"I was just going out there, making plays for my teammates. I was just trying to enjoy every moment as possible."
Brossette said earlier this week that he wasn't going to get emotional during the senior tribute. When the time came, he couldn't help it. Brossette and his family wanted to find a way to honor his brother, who passed away in 2015, during the tribute, so his sister brought a blanket embroidered with his face on it.
"I know he's smiling down at me right now, Brossette said. ”And I know he's jumping for joy that I finally got my opportunity and I'm taking advantage of it.”