LSU SEASON RECAP
GEORGIA SOUTHERN | W, 55-3
Aug. 31 | Baton Rouge, La.
Senior quarterback transfer Joe Burrow tied a school record with five
touchdown passes — all in the first half — as sixth-ranked LSU scored
on its first five possessions to batter the Eagles. Fourteen different Tigers
caught passes. Georgia Southern converted only one of 12 third downs
against a fast and furious LSU defense.
at TEXAS | W, 45-38
Sept. 7 | Austin, Texas
The No. 6 Tigers earned their first ever non-conference road victory over a
top-10 team, trailing the No. 9 Longhorns only in the first quarter. On a hot
and humid evening the teams combined for 56 points in the last 30 minutes,
39 in the fourth quarter alone. Quarterback Joe Burrow threw for 471 yards
and four touchdowns; for the first time, three LSU receivers recorded 100
yards or more in one game.
NORTHWESTERN STATE | W, 65-14
Sept. 14 | Baton Rouge, La.
The Tigers passed for 300-plus yards for the fourth-straight game, scored 48
unanswered points, and allowed no second-half scores. In vanquishing the
Demons, No. 4-ranked LSU became the 12th program in NCAA Division I to
win 800 games.
at VANDERBILT | W, 66-38
Sept. 21 | Nashville, Tenn.
The No. 4 Tigers torched the Commodores on their own field, scoring LSU’s
most points in regulation against a conference opponent in school history.
Senior quarterback Joe Burrow threw a school-record six touchdowns and
set LSU records for passing yards in a first half (357) and consecutive 350-
yard passing games, with three.
UTAH STATE | W, 42-6
Oct. 5 | Baton Rouge, La.
LSU defended its fifth-place ranking in dominating the Aggies after a bye. The
Tiger defense returned with a vengeance, allowing only one of 12 third downs
to be converted, recording ten tackles for loss and snagging three interceptions.
FLORIDA | W, 42-28
Oct. 12 | Baton Rouge, La.
For the first time this season No. 5 LSU trailed in the second half, 28-21,
when Florida scored with just under 11 minutes remaining in the third
quarter. But it was all Tigers the rest of the way, as the defense shut out the
No. 7 Gators for the final 25 minutes. The offense ran only 48 plays, but with
surgical precision, for an astounding 10.6 yards per play — LSU’s most ever
versus an SEC opponent.
at MISSISSIPPI STATE | W, 36-13
Oct. 19 | Starkville, Miss.
In just his seventh game, senior quarterback Joe Burrow broke two LSU
single-season records to vault the No. 2 Tigers over Mississippi State. Burrow
set the mark for Tigers single-season touchdown responsibility (28 throwing,
2 rushing), throwing for more touchdowns than any LSU quarterback had in
an entire season. Meanwhile, the defense forced three turnovers from the
AUBURN | W, 23-20
Oct. 26 | Baton Rouge, La.
On a turf slick from Friday rains, No. 2 LSU had more than 500 yards of
total offense and overcame a pair of turnovers to defeat No. 9 Auburn. Joe
Burrow posted career highs in both completions and attempts, going 32-for-
42, and the defense held the other Tigers to just 287 yards. LSU earned its
third top 10 victory of the season.
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