LSU Tigers The LSU Tigers started off the 2009 season with a 52-20 victory over the Washington Huskies. The first touchdown of the season came on the opening drive as sophomore QB Jordan Jefferson found senior TE Richard Dickson open in the flats for a 17 yard score. Aside from the opening drive, Jefferson struggled with his control early in the first half; as the Huskies benefited from two interceptions on poorly thrown balls. These miscues allowed Washington to hang around the entire first half. Trailing just 10-6 with under 2 minutes remaining in the half, stud QB Jake Locker was poised to give the Huskies the lead. However, intense pressure from the Tigers' front four forced a punt. Jefferson found WR Toliver streaking into the end zone and the game went to halftime with the Tigers up 17-6. Jefferson would finish the game 17-25 for 291 yards and 4 TDs. Charles Scott, who busted the game open with a 60 yard TD scamper on the first play of the 3rd quarter, led the Tigers in rushing with 184 yards on 18 carries and 2 TDs. The Tigers removed their starters on both sides of the ball going into the 4th quarter to prevent any unnecessary injuries. This allowed true freshman phenom QB Shepard to showcase his talents. Rated as the best dual-threat QB by many recruiting services, Shepard called his own number on an option and took it 32 yards to paydirt. He also completed all 3 passes that he attempted. LSU will open conference play at home next week against Vanderbilt before hosting Penn State in a much anticipated Top 10 showdown.