LSU Routs Northwestern State 65-14

By: Tony Thomas

September 15, 2019


QB Joe Burrow connected on 21 of 24 passes for 373 yards and 2 touchdowns and an INT and added a rushing touchdown as the #4 LSU Tigers blew out the Northwestern State Demons 65-14 in Death Valley on Saturday night.

The Tigers got off to a slow start and were down 7-3 in the 1st quarter. But the LSU defense stiffened and held the Demons scoreless in the second half.

Burrow threw passes to 7 different receivers, most notably WR Terrence Marshall who had 6 catches for 75 yards and 2 TD’s and WR Justin Jefferson made 5 catches for 124 yards.

The LSU running game got into the action as well, with RB Clyde-Edwards Helaire rushing for 2 touchdowns, RB Tyrion Davis-Prince scoring 2 touchdowns, and RB John Emery scoring a TD. Including Burrow’s rushing TD, the Tigers scored 6 TD’s on the ground.

That’s good production from a unit that ranks #105 in rushing offense.

The Tigers special teams also contributed, with freshman Trey Palmer returning a punt 54 yards for a touchdown.

For the game, LSU gained 611 total yards and 31 first downs.

The Tiger defense held the Demons to 278 total yards. LSU had only 1 sack and 4 tackles for loss. And, for the third consecutive game, the Tiger secondary had zero interceptions.

LSU improves to 3-0 with the win.

After 3 games, the defense ranks #39 in the country in scoring defense allowing 18 points per game; #18 in rushing defense allowing 80 yards per game; and #69 in pass defense allowing 221 yards per game.

The LSU offense is a totally different matter. The Tigers rank #2 in passing offense with 436 yards per game, #3 in scoring offense at 55 points per game, and #10 in total offense at 551 yards per game.

The Tigers travel to Nashville next week for the first time in a decade to take on the 0-2 Vanderbilt Commodores. The Commodores are scoring 15 points per game and are averaging 94 yards rushing and 264 yards passing per game, for a total of 358 yards per game.

LSU leads the series with Vanderbilt with a record of 22-7-1, and last played the Commodores in 2010 in Nashville, coming away with a win by the score of 27-10.

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2 Replies to “LSU Routs Northwestern State 65-14”

  1. The Swamp Angel

    The Tigers, scoring 40 or more points in each of their first three games of the season, have accomplished something that an LSU team hasn’t done since 1930. (Before the SEC even existed.)

    • Tony Thomas

      Thank you, brother, for your comments. Yep, definitely a complete turnaround on offense from what they used to be. They are fun to watch.

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