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LSU coasts past Rice 42-10

November 17, 2018
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Joe Burrow passed for a career-high 307 yards and two touchdowns and Nick Brossette ran for two touchdowns as LSU defeated Rice 42-10 in a non-conference game at Tiger Stadium on Saturday night.

 

HOW THEY SCORED

First Quarter

LSU 7, Rice 0

Score: Clyde Edwards-Helaire 3-yard run. Cole Tracy kick. Time Remaining: 11:06. Drive: 79 yards in 12 plays. Time of Possession: 3:54. Key Play: On third-and-four, Burrow competed a 16-yard pass to Terrace Marshall for a first down at Rice’s 28.

LSU 14, Rice 0

Score: Stephen Sullivan 38-yard pass from Burrow. Tracy kick. Time Remaining: 5:52. Drive: 66 yards in 3 plays. Time of Possession: 1:15. Key Play: On first-and-ten, Burrow completed a 19-yard pass to Foster Moreau for a first down at Rice’s 47.

Second Quarter

LSU 21, Rice 0

Score: Brossette 2-yard run. Tracy kick. Time Remaining: 13:06. Drive: 79 yards in 10 plays. Time of Possession: 4:10. Key Play: On second-and-seven, Burrow completed a 16-yard pass to Marshall for a first down at Rice’s 31.

LSU 28, Rice 0

Score: Moreau 13-yard pass from Burrow. Tracy kick. Time Remaining: 8:01. Drive: 88 yards in 10 plays. Time of Possession: 2:45. Key Play: On first-and-ten, Edwards-Helaire ran 16 yards for a first down at Rice’s 12.

LSU 28, Rice 3

Score: Haden Tobola 51-yard field goal. Time Remaining: 1:55. Drive: 42 yards in 12 plays. Time of Possession: 6:06. Key Play: On secod-and-13, Shawn Stankavage completed a 26-yard pass to D’Angelo Ellis for a first down at LSU’s 29.

Third Quarter

LSU 35, Rice 3

Score: Brossette 2-yard run. Tracy kick. Time Remaining: 9:32. Drive: 90 yards in 7 plays. Time of Possession: 1:48. Key Play: On first-and-ten, Burrow completed a 45-yard pass to Ja’Marr Chase for a first down at Rice’s 2.

Fourth Quarter

LSU 42, Rice 3

Score: Lanard Fournette 3-yard run. Tracy kick. Time Remaining: 11:00. Drive: 80 yards in 6 plays. Time of Possession: 2:55. Key Play: On second-and-nine, Myles Brennan completed a 39-yard pass to Justin Jefferson for a first down at Rice’s 16.

LSU 42, Rice 10

Score: Juma Otoviano 5-yard run. Jack Fox kick. Time Remaining: 2:55. Drive: 75 yards in 13 plays. Time of Possession: 8:05. Key Play: On third-and-ten, Stankavage completed a 13-yard pass to Ellis for a first down at LSU’s 24.

         

TURNING POINT OF THE GAME

There was never any doubt about the outcome of the game. LSU got the game well in hand when it drove 79 yards for a touchdown early in the second quarter to go ahead 21-0. On that scoring drive, Burrow completed passes to Moreau, Marshall and Jonathan Giles for first downs. A pass interference call set up the touchdown – a 2-yard run by Brossette.

             

LSU OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE GAME

Burrow had one of his best games of the season as he completed more than 70 percent of his pass attempts (20-of-28) for the first 300-yard passing game of his career. Burrow could have had a higher completion percentage as he had four passes dropped or go through the hands of his receivers. Burrow’s two touchdown passes increased his total on the season to nine.

 

LSU DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE GAME

Probably playing in his final game at Tiger Stadium, linebacker Devin White led the LSU defense with nine tackles. White had one sack and one quarterback-hurry. He also had one pass breakup.

            

KEY TEAM STATISTICS

First downs: LSU 31, Rice 15

Passing first downs: LSU 20, Rice 6

Rushing yards: LSU 180, Rice 97

Rushing yards per attempt: LSU 5.1, Rice 2.3

Passing yards: LSU 372, Rice 101

Passing yards per attempt: LSU 10.9, Rice 6.7

Total offense: LSU 552, Rice 198

Yards per play: LSU 8.0, Rice 3.4

Time of Possession: Rice 35:33, LSU 24:27

Third-down conversions: LSU 5-of-8, Rice 4-of-14

Sacks: LSU 4, Rice 1

 

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICAL LEADERS

LSU

Nick Brossette: 14 carries, 69 yards, 2 touchdowns

Joe Burrow: 28 attempts, 20 completions, 307 yards, 2 touchdowns

Foster Moreau: 5 catches, 73 yards, 1 touchdown

Derrick Dillon: 5 catches, 31 yards

Devin White: 9 tackles, 1 sack, 1 quarterback-hurry, 1 pass breakup

Michael Divinity: 7 tackles, 1½ tackles-for-loss

Glen Logan: 2 tackles, 1½ tackles-for-loss, 1 sack

RICE

Aston Walter: 23 carries, 72 yards

Shawn Stankavage: 13 attempts, 7 completions, 101 yards

D’Angelo Ellis: 3 catches, 66 yards

Treshawn Chamberlain: 10 tackles, 1 tackle-for-loss

 

NOTES

Safety John Battle, defensive end Breiden Fehoko and cornerback Kristian Fulton did not play. Logan replaced Fehoko at end. LSU used Patrick Queen as an outside linebacker in the base defense. Queen finished with five tackles. JaCoby Stevens started at safety along with Grant Delpit. Stevens made seven tackles. . .Moreau’s five receptions were a career-high. . .Brennan received his first playing time of the season and completed four of six passes for 65 yards. . .Lanard Fournette received his first extended playing time and rushed for 45 yards on seven carries. . .Brossette now has 861 rushing yards on the season. He needs 139 yards against Texas A&M and in a bowl game to reach 1,000 yards for the season. . .Six Tigers wide receivers combined for 289 yards on 17 catches. Dillon’s five receptions were a career-high. . .Senior safety Ed Paris wore No. 21. This game was the final time a LSU player will wear that number. Jerry Stovall’s No. 21 was retired earlier this season. . .LSU has won nine games in the regular season for a second straight season. The Tigers did not win nine regular-season games in 2014, 2015 and 2016. . .Rice is 1-11. . .The paid attendance was 100,323.                             

FROM THE LOCKER ROOM

Coach Ed Orgeron’s comments: “This was a nice one for the Tigers. We had 552 yards of offense. It was our best offensive game of the year. We ran tempo in the Georgia game and did well. So, we went back to tempo tonight. Our defense did really well. We had our third-team defense in on the last drive (when Rice scored its touchdown). We had a couple of dropped passes which we have to fix. Other than that, we did well on offense. We protected the quarterback. We ran the ball and we got the ball deep to our athletes in space. Obviously, we did this against a lesser opponent. We are 9-2 and we have a big week ahead of us. This game (against Texas A&M) will mean a lot of things. But, I’m not going to put a lot on our team. It’s a one-game season. We want to win ten games and go to a New Year’s Six bowl. We have a big challenge ahead.”

 

UP NEXT

LSU will play Texas A&M at Kyle Field in College Station in the regular-season finale Saturday. Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. Central. The Aggies (7-4, 4-3) defeated UAB 41-20 in College Station on Saturday night. The LSU-Texas A&M game will be available on the SEC Network.

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