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LSU Rolls Past Arkansas, 38-10

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Darrius Guice and Leonard Fournette combined for 350 yards rushing and five touchdowns as LSU bounced back from their loss to Alabama with a convincing 38-10 win over Arkansas Saturday in Fayetteville.

Guice wound up with 252 yards on 21 carries with touchdown runs of 3 and 96 yards.  Fournette scored on touchdown runs of 5, 7 and 3 yards and ended with 98 yards on 17 carries.

The Tigers (6-3, 4-2 SEC) drove 75 yards on nine plays in the first quarter to take the early lead and then took advantage of an Arkansas turnover to pad the lead to 14-0 on Fournette’s second touchdown to make it 14-0 early in the second quarter.  Guice scored on the next possession, highlighted by Danny Etling’s 48 yard pass to Malachi Dupree for a 21-0 advantage.

Arkansas(6-4) rebounded on Austin Allen’s pass to Dominique Reed from 44 yards out to get on the board later in the quarter as LSU took a 21-7 lead into the locker room at halftime and then took advantage of a Fournette fumble to get a field goal early in the third quarter to get within 21-10.

Guice had 53 yards rushing on the next possession as LSU drove 81 yards on seven plays.  Fournette scored his third touchdown of the night, this out of the wildcat formation to make it 28-10.  The Tigers added a field goal and the long run by Guice in the fourth quarter for the final margin.

The Tigers rolled up 547 yards in total offense, rushing for 390.  Etling finished 10-16 for 157 yards.  The LSU defense forced three turnovers and held Arkansas to 291 yards of offense.

LSU hosts Florida next Saturday at noon at Tiger Stadium.

 

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