LSU overpowers Western Kentucky

Michael Tortorich
Tigers Roar for Nov. 17

BATON?ROUGE?– It took a little while to kick-start, but the top-ranked LSU machine was off and running by the second half of Saturday’s homecoming game against Western Kentucky.

Coming off of a spectacular victory over former No. 2 Alabama a week prior, the Tigers took a 42-9 win over the Hilltoppers. LSU picked up four touchdowns in the second half to pull away from the visitors. Western Kentucky recorded just 86 yards in the second half.

LSU improved to 10-0 for the first time since 1958. The win also represented head coach Les Miles’ 100th career victory.

LSU?(10-0, 6-0 SEC) will travel to Oxford, Miss. to face the Ole Miss Rebels (2-8, 1-6 SEC) on Nov. 19 at 6 p.m. ESPN will broadcast the game.

LSU?quarterback Jordan Jefferson started for the first time this season. Previous starter Jarrett Lee saw action in the final two drives of the game. He threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Kadron Boone.

Tigers running back Alfred Blue, a former Hahnville star, led the ground attack with 119 yards on nine tries. He scored on runs of 45 and 4 yards. Michael Ford chipped in 62 yards on 11 carries, while Spencer Ware added 39 on six tries. Kenny Hilliard scored twice on 1-yard carries.

LSU wide receiver Rueben Randle caught three passes for 76 yards, including a 59-yard touchdown from Jefferson.