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LSU loses in overtime to Arkansas 16-13

November 13, 2021

Arkansas (7-3) defeated LSU 16-13 Saturday night in Tiger Stadium in what was a crucial game for LSU extending its streak of seasons having won 50 percent or more of its games.

Unfortunately, despite an early lead and strong defensive play, that streak is now in peril as LSU drops to 4-6.

“I feel bad for these kids, man,” Orgeron said. “Two weeks in a row. We could have put them in a better position to win. They played their hearts out. Too many mistakes.”

As Orgeron alluded to leading into this game, LSU turned to back-up quarterback Garrett Nussmeier‍ for his first significant snaps of the season.

Max Johnson‍ got the start at quarterback and went 3-6 for 21 yards before turning to Nussmeier who played the rest of the game going 18-31 for 179 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions with one of those interceptions coming in overtime.

“It was a great play call,” Nussmeier said. “That is on me. I have to make the play and be smarter in overtime. I can’t turn the ball over. We kick a field goal, and we keep playing. That is on me, and I’ll take it any day of the week.”

LSU running back Tyrion Davis-Price led the Tigers in rushing with 106 yards on 28 carries.

Despite losing the game LSU actually outgained Arkansas 308-281 behind LSU's strong defensive play. Linebackers Micah Baskerville‍ and Damone Clark‍ led the way with 12 and 11 tackles respectively.

Now LSU must win its next two games against UL Monroe and Texas A&M to remain bowl eligible.

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