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"Over the Hill"Toppers; #14 LSU pounds Western Kentucky
The season could not have started better for LSU. Josh Joseph opened the Tiger's season with a 97 yard kick return TD. On the ensuing kickoff, WKU fumbles and Matt McDaniel took a zone read pull 23 yards TD to get LSU a 14-0 start to the season. LSU forced a punt and drove down the field riding Mark Ford who punched in a 3 yard run. Ford punched in another run in the second quarterto make it 28-0
Then Matt McDaniel struck through the air on TD passes of 31 and 34 yards. LSU went into the half with a commanding 42-0 lead. WKU showed signs of life stopping the Tiger and capitalizing on 2 turnovers and putting 14 points on the board. McDaniel added the final score for LSU in the third quarted on a 20 yard pass and the Tigers took home a 49-14 victory.
Coach dukebball623 was very happy about the win "Its great to get that first one out of the way. I am proud of how are kids played. We need to improve without a doubt, however this was a great first win for our kids and this staff. UCLA will be a very difficult test next."
LSU out gained the Hilltoppers 382-95 yards. The LSU defense showed thier teeth only yielding 22 yards of rushing to WKU. McDaniel led the way passing going 11-22 for 165 yards and 3 TDs. Mark Ford led the Tigers rushing attack with 111 yards on 19 attemps for 2 TDs. Tharold Simon caught 2 TDs on 2 catches for 51 total yards.
The Tigers play 1-0 UCLA next week at home.
UCLA - 23
#12 LSU - 20
In a week full of nail biters this one was no different as UCLA sneaks by in a close one against #12 LSU. Byron Bray went 300+ and a TD, while the rushing attack of the Bruins awkwardly tried to control the clock.
This game was very defensive with a huge TO for both teams that went for TDs. However, UCLA's WRs really won them the game as they were finding themselves open and/or holding on to the ball during difficult catches. The Bruins' defense somehow help up pretty well and played far better than their age.
LSU played very well but could not get their offense going as wanted and the tigers were held to many punting situations. LSU did exploit a major weakness in UCLA, their D-line. The tigers did very well on the rushing attack.
The game came down to an onside kick at the end after a late LSU TD. However, it was to no avail.
UCLA has no moved up to #23 in the polls and looks to continue their momentum with their young/inexperienced squad in the weeks to come.
Great game, LSU!
Penn State 26
After a tough loss in week 2 the Nittany Lions rebounded in week 3 against LSU. This game was back and forth from start to finish. Penn State got things started with a field goal but LSU bounced back in the second quarter with a pair of touchdowns to take a 14-3 lead. The first score was a short rush by FB Dan Bullock and the second score was a long run by Mike Ford. A long drive would end in a touchdown by Curtis Dukes to cut the lead to 4 points. Things would get worse for LSU as they fumbled the kick return. Penn State couldn't score a TD but did cut the lead with a field goal to cap off the half. In the third quarter the defenses would stand tall and the only score was Penn State's 3rd field goal. The 2 point lead would increase to 9 when Penn State broke its first big play of the game. Tight end Kevin Haplea isn't a big play threat in most cases but he flew past the Tiger defenders on one play. The pass from Robert Bolden ended in a 73 yard TD for Haplea. The 9 point lead didn't hold long. LSU drove the field and got a TD. On the next drive Bolden made a bad pass and it was intercepted by LSU defender Will Holley. LSU made the Nittany Lions pay by kicking a field goal and taking a 1 point lead at 24-23. With time left on the clock Penn State needed just a field goal to take the lead. A few big passes by Bolden got Penn State in range and the running game chewed up the clock. Jeremy Harrell made his 4th field goal of the game and Penn State walked out with a 26-24 win.
Offensive Player of the Game: Robert Bolden 11-19 203 1 TD/1 INT; 8 carries 35 yards
Defensive Player of the Game: Curtis Garrett 6 tackles 1 fumble forced
04:31 FG Penn State Jeremy Harrell K #5 45 yard field goal
06:06 TD LSU Dan Bullock FB #29 1 yard rush
04:23 TD LSU Mike Ford HB #42 53 yard rush
01:16 TD Penn State Curtis Dukes HB #26 4 yard rush
00:15 FG Penn State Jeremy Harrell K #5 27 yard field goal
02:23 FG Penn State Jeremy Harrell K #5 31 yard field goal
05:59 TD Penn State Kevin Haplea TE #82 73 yard pass from Robert Bolden QB #16
03:35 TD LSU James Wright WR #24 5 yard pass from Matt McDaniel QB #1
02:08 FG LSU Dwight Wheatley K #8 25 yard field goal
00:00 FG Penn State Jeremy Harrell K #5 19 yard field goal
#10 Georgia 14
#25 LSU 20
Another SEC slugfest comes down to the final seconds in Baton Rouge. Both defenses played stout most of the game. But, the Georgia defense would eventually wear down at the end of the game, playing 13 more snaps than their counterparts. LSU would put up the first points of the game on a field goal in the second quarter. On the second play of the ensuing possession, Georgia QB Aaron Murray inadvertently pitched the ball to an LSU defender, who returned it to the Bulldog 19 yard line. A couple plays later, LSU would be up 10-0. Murray came back to engineer a scoring drive capped off by a pass to So WR Matt Tyson to cut the lead to 10-7. Georgia was in the redzone again on their next possession, but another poor decision by Murray / the coach resulted in an interception. Neither team scored in the third quarter. LSU kicked a FG early in the 4th quarter to go up 13-7 with about 5 1/2 minutes left. Murray led a 75-yard drive capped off by another pass to Tyson to take the lead 14-13 with a little over a minute left. LSU's QB was able to slice through a tired Georgia defense on the last drive, moving the ball into the redzone with under 30 seconds left. Once inside the 10-yard line, Georgia had to allow LSU's RB to score to have a chance to win with some time left. Georgia's offense took the field with 13 seconds left. The first pass attempt was incomplete, leaving 8 seconds left. The next play was complete for 30 yards and took the ball to midfield with 3 seconds left. On the next play, Murray was sacked as he wound up to throw the hail mary. Good game LSU.
#21 LSU 49
Mississsippi St. 39
"LSU survives in Starkville with offensive showcase"
LSU needed to score 49 points in their highest offensive output this season. Matt McDainel lived up to his Heisman hype finally in game 5. He struck on a 80 bomb to speedy receiver Kendron Boone. Miss. St. answered in the second quarter with a scramble by QB D. Stegall. LSU struck back on the next possession again to Boone, this time on a 42 yard strike. Miss. St. took the lead on the #21 ranked Tigers with a pair of touchdowns both on passes from Stegall. LSU opened the second half driving down the field and scoring on a McDaniels pass to Simon. Miss. St. added a FG to take the led back. RB Mike Ford got involved in the action after the MSU FG. He scored on a 34 yard pass from McDainels, then after a quick 3 and out from MSU, Ford ran for a 47 yard TD. With the score 35-24 after 3 quarters, it looked like LSU had the game in hand. Stegall took the game over passing all over the LSU secondary and leading them to a score and 2-point conversion to make the score 35-32. Ford then fumbled on LSU's next possession, and MSU took advantage by scoring on a 37 yard pass to C. Smith with 0:54 seconds to go. On the next possession, McDaniels looked to Boone again to bail out the Tigers. McDaniels threw a deep out to Boone and he took it for a 55 yard TD to take the lead. LSU took a fumble recovery in for a TD to make it 49-39 final. McDaniel went 20-31 for 459 yards passing with 5 TDs and 1 INT. Mike Ford rushed for 110 yards on 12 attempts and 2 total TDs. Kendron Boone was the leading receiver catching 7 passes for 223 yards and 3 TDs.
#14 LSU 34
"LSU win thriller in Death Valley; stay unbeaten in SEC"
LSU pulled off another close win over Florida with a late touchdown giving them the 34-27 victory. After an exchange of punts, Florida struck first with a Harrell pass to Christian to put Florida up 7-0. LSU drove the field and added a FG, but then capitalized on two key Gator mistakes. Harrell through an interception to Michael Johnson who returned it 33 yards for a touchdown. On the next kickoff, Florida fumbled the ball, and D.J. Ivey picked up the fumbled and returned it for a 22 yard touchdown to give LSU a 17-7 lead.
Florida then struck back on a 43 yard Leslie run and a 11 yard Harrell pass to Coxson. LSU added a FG to make it 21-20 Florida before the half. The 3rd quarter featured more a defensive battled with the only score coming from Matt McDaniel to Josh Joseph on a 20 yard pass. Harrell then answered with 8 yard strike to Coxson. Florida then missed the extra point. After a series of punts Mike Ford punched in an 8 yard run to give LSU the lead 34-27 and they held on to go 3-0 in the SEC. Matt McDaniel went 21-38 for 300 yards with a TD and INT. Mike Ford had 51 yards rushing on 16 attempts and a TD. James Wright was the leading receiver ith 11 receptions for 145 yards.
"Tigers drop decision in Columbia"
This was one of the worst offensive performances of all time. After exchanging punts, SC put 3 up on the board and it was shortly answered by LSU to end the first quarter 3-3. In an all too typical SEC 2nd quarter, punts and turnovers ruled the day. However, C. Shaw was able to drive the field and throw a short score to Sanders to end the first half. LSU started the second half with a FG to cut the lead to 10-6. LSU thought they caught a break in the 3rd quarter when Marcus Lattimore was injured for the game. However, J. Giles entered the game and broke off a 61 yard power run to put LSU down 17-6. LSU then finally woke up on offense when Matt McDaniel completed a pass to Kendron Boone on a 70 yard TD pass. LSU coverted the 2 PT attempt to end the fourth quarter down 17-14. LSU's defense could not stop SC as they scored 2 fourth quarter TDs and took home the win 31-21. McDaniel went 21-47 for 375 yards and 2 TDs and an INT. Mike Ford could not get going rushing for 29 yards on 11 attempts. Kendron Boone led the way receiving with 3 receptions for 103 yards and a TD.
#23 LSU 28
"Tiger survive another thriller in SEC West battle"
Auburn struck first in this contest with a C. Moseley pass to Griffin just 49 seconds into the game. Auburn missed the kick, and it proved costly as they chased those points the rest of the game. After missing a 4th down conversion, LSU forced a turnover and Matt McDaniel completed a 45 yard pass to Kendron Boone for a TD. On the next drive Auburn answered on another Moseley to Griffin strike. LSU was able to take the lead again on a McDaniel pass to Wright. LSU took a 21-20 into halftime. The 3rd quarter was full of lots of defense. After several punts, LSU finally put a drive together and Mike Ford punched in a 3 yard run for a TD. Auburn answered with a Moseley pass in Brown, but could not convert the 2 point conversion. That would prove to be the difference as LSU's defense stood tall 3 times in the 4th quarter. LSU took home to 28-26 win. McDaniel had a good day going 19-34 for 299 and 3 TDs. Mike Ford rushed for 48 yards on 18 attempts and a TD. Kendron Boone caught 9 balls for 141 yards and 1 TD.
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