New Orleans -- It was another offensive shootout, but this time the LSU
defense made a few more plays, and the tenth-ranked Tigers beat Mississippi
State, 59-26 in Starkville.
With the win, LSU improves to 5-1 overall and 2-1 in SEC
play. It was LSU's 14th straight victory against the Bulldogs.
Running back Jeremy Hill ran for 157 yards and two
touchdowns on 16 carries, while Kenny Hilliard tallied 39 yards and three
Quarterback Zach Mettenberger threw for 340 yards and two
TD's, both of which going to Odell Beckham, Jr. OBJ finished the night with
nine receptions for a career-high 179 yards. Jarvis Landry also hauled in eight
catches for 96 yards.
It was a 31-26 game in the fourth quarter, but LSU pulled
away with Beckham's second touchdown and a punctuation mark rushing score by
Hill following an interception by LSU freshman Tre'Davious White. Alfred Blue
also score late before Hilliard's final plunge.
It wasn't pretty for LSU's defense though, with the
Tigers allowing another 467 total yards. They did hold the Bulldogs to just
three points in the second half.
LSU returns home next week to face 18th-ranked Florida.
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