Social media roundup: What LSU football players tweeted after their 27-0 win over BYU Saturday

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NEW ORLEANS —  As it so often does, the LSU football team took to Twitter after its 27-0 season-opening victory over BYU Saturday night.

Players from all across the team came online to tweet about the lighter moments of the game, as well as celebrate some of their achievements. Here are a couple of the most interesting tweets, as curated by SEC Country:

The star and his home

Sixth-year senior Corey Thompson had a memorable game Saturday night, finishing with 3 tackles and 2 sacks. But the game meant a little more for him, as he came back from a year-long injury in 2016, switched positions to do so and did all that this week in spite of being a Houston native who had friends and family back home to worry about.

Naturally, Thompson repped his hometown in his celebratory tweet.

Celebratory dancing gif

Freshman Saahdiq Charles made the first start of his LSU football career Saturday, becoming the first LSU freshman offensive lineman to start a season opener since before World War II.

And the boy can dance.

Best use of emojis

Charles wasn’t the only freshman who played Saturday. In all, LSU used 17 first-year freshmen against BYU. That left only six scholarship players from the class of 2017 who didn’t see the field.

Unsurprisingly, this shocked some fans and members of the media. But not running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire.

Specialists are weird

Submitted without comment: A tweet from punter Josh Growden about roommate and kicker Jack Gonsoulin.

A reminder that these guys are students

Poor Jonathan Rucker. The dude gets flagged for a penalty on the opening kickoff, plays a long game on special teams and on defense, and now he’s got schoolwork to do.

I don’t even know what that facial expression is…

Apparently, D.J. Chark makes a bizarre face when he’s trying to drink water. ESPN’s Jemele Hill called him out for it.

Chark was a good sport about it and laughed when he realized his face was going a little bit viral.

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