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LSU Handles Business Early With 65-17 Win Over Southern – Crescent City Sports

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In the grand scheme of scheduling, this situation would have been if LSU had benefited greatly from flipping the first two games of the 2022 season.

With a new head coach, new coaching staff, and many new players, including a starting quarterback, the Tigers will benefit greatly from a win-win trial run to acclimatize before facing a solid opponent in Florida State. would have received

Of course it wasn’t.

LSU suffered heavy losses to the Seminoles in New Orleans.

As expected this Saturday night, the Tigers easily handled a far inferior opponent with a 65-17 win over Southern, clearing the bench with many players gaining valuable game experience. Did.

Brian Kelly has been shuffling his offensive line for the past week in search of improvement. That said, he did well against very inferior opponents. The line had his two false starts his penalties in the first quarter and also gave up a sack.

Southern fumbled the opening kickoff and LSU capitalized as Jaden Daniels ran 18 yards for a touchdown to make it 7–0.

On the next possession, Josh Williams rushed for 5 yards to score and capped off a 4-play, 62-yard drive.

Gregory Clayton defended an LSU punt and replaced Malik Navarth.

Brian Kelly had two running plays involved early on by Cation Boutte, the second of which covered 42 yards. Daniels then hit him with a 26-yard completion.

Daniels showed patience with LSU’s third touchdown. Well protected, he slid left, but rather than take off, Daniels looked downfield and Jack Beck wide open for a 7-yard touchdown of the Tigers’ third touchdown. I found

Myka Baskerville then picked up a Bethian McRae pass and returned it 29 yards to score, making it 28-0 less than eight minutes into the game. Linebacker Desmond Little raised a rushing hand from the edge and deflected a pass that leaned against Baskerville’s hand.

Little then recovered a Southern fumble at the Jaguars 24-yard line. This set up his pass for a 5-yard touchdown from Daniels to Neighbors, extending his lead to 35–0 with 4:44 to play into the quarter.

Baskerville continued their great evening, blocking a punt that needed to be recovered for a touchdown, but Evan Francioni tried to field a bouncing ball but was unable to, and the ball went out of the end zone for safety. Went out and made it 37-0 at 1:31. Play in the 1st quarter.

The 37 points set a record for most points in a single quarter in LSU history.

Daniels started the second quarter with a 44-yard touchdown pass to Brian Thomas Jr. and went 44-0 at 14:20 to play the first half. Thomas ran a slant-and-go route, but the corner went poorly.

Garrett Nussmeier entered the game early in the second quarter.
Daniels finished 10-of-11 for 137 yards and 3 touchdowns, and rushed 3 times for 18 yards and a score.

Tigers defensive back Colby Richardson went down with an injury in the second quarter.

Nussmeier made an improper pitch across his own body and threw it to a Southern defender for an interception.

Nussmeier rebounded by hitting Nabers with a 60-yard bomb. Noah Kane finished off a 6-play, 80-yard drive with a 2-yard touchdown run to make it 51-0 by halftime.

Greg Penn III recovered a fumble early in the third quarter for LSU, forced by Ali Gay, who had to come out in the first half after being ejected from the Florida State game.

Armoni Goodwin capped an 8-play, 59-yard drive with a 2-yard touchdown run to make it 58–0 with 8:42 to play in the 3rd quarter.

Nussmeier then made a big mistake. As he was sacked and on the ground, he flipped the ball forward, intercepted a lame pass by Benny McRae and returned it 96 yards for a touchdown, avoiding a shutout to go 58-7. I made it to the third round in 3 minutes and 45 seconds. quarter.

Goodwin added a 1-yard score early in the fourth quarter to complete a 10-play, 75-yard drive to make it 65-7.

Southern put together a scoring drive midway through the fourth quarter, gaining 79 yards on 10 plays before Carl Rigon scored on a 1-yard run to make it 65-14.

Walker Howard then made his LSU debut.

Southern completed the scoring, calling a timeout with one second remaining, and Luke Jackson kicked a 29-yard field goal to make the final score 65–17.

Nussmeyer finished 13-of-23 for 183 yards with two interceptions.

It was positive to see Boutte get involved and see him utilized early on.

It was good to see Daniels succeeding and playing well.

Although the game was not competitive, the game brought together two great Baton Rouge institutions and their supporters, as well as two great bands from each school. It was a blessing.

The second season begins next Saturday at home, as the SEC’s game takes on Mississippi State.

The Tigers have shown improvement in some areas over the past week, but they still have work to do to win the SEC.