LSU?prepares for West Virginia
LSU passed the first test in the Southeastern Conference by wearing down Mississippi State to take a 19-6 win last week.
Following the victory, LSU moved to No. 2 in the Top 25. The Tigers remained No. 3 in the Coaches Poll.
LSU traded places with SEC rival Alabama in the writers’ poll, as the Crimson Tide returned to No. 3.
LSU?(3-0, 1-0 SEC) will be away from the friendly confines of Tiger Stadium again this week. The Tigers will travel to Morgantown, West Virginia Saturday for a 7 p.m. kickoff against No. 16 West Virginia. ESPN?College GameDay will feature the Tigers as they visit the location for the first time.
Saturday night marks the second time the teams have met. LSU claimed a 20-14 win over West Virginia last season in Baton Rouge.
LSU held Mississippi State (1-2, 0-2 SEC) to just 193 yards. The Tigers recorded 15 tackles for loss in the game, which marked the 12th-straight LSU win and the 19th in the last 20 meetings.
LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne recorded two interceptions. Fellow cornerback Tyrann Mathieu led the Tigers with 10 tackles.
LSU tallied four sacks for 25 yards. Defensive tackles Bennie Logan and Michael Brockers combined for 6.5 tackles for loss, and tackle Anthony Johnson and end Kendrick Adams each had two. Adams also recovered a fumble.
Logan was the SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week.
Offensively, the lone touchdown came with 12 minutes remaining when quarterback Jarrett Lee connected with wide receiver Rueben Randle on a 19-yard scoring pass.
Lee completed 21-of-27 passes for 213 yards. He threw his first interception in 131 pass attempts.
LSU kicker Drew Alleman accounted for four field goals, including a long of 42 yards. Alleman was one of three Groza Stars of the Week.
LSU controlled the yardage battle, as the Tigers outgained the Bulldogs 361-193.
LSU?running back Spencer Ware tallied 107 yards on 22 carries to lead the way. Michael Ford added 50 yards on 13 attempts. LSU totaled 148 rushing yards on 38 tries.
Randle finished with 98 receiving yards on six catches. Freshman wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. caught a game-high eight passes for 61 yards. Beckham was the SEC Freshman of the Week.