LSU Rolls Utah State 42-6 Behind 601 Yards Of Offense
LSU Heisman hopeful quarterback Joe Burrow threw for 344 yards and 5 touchdowns, and ran for 42 yards and a score, leading the Tigers to a 42-6 win over Utah State on Saturday in Baton Rouge.
"We probably played our most complete game," said head coach Ed Orgeron.
In addition to the offense racking up 601 yards, the Tigers defense had their best outing of the year against an Aggies team that came into Saturday ranked in the top 10 nationally in yards per game.
The Tigers kept Utah State in check, holding them to 159 total yards, and only 19 rushing.
"If our defense can play like that, we can win any way we want," explained Orgeron.
While the Aggies could only must 19 yards rushing, the Tigers ran for 248 on 51 carries.
It was a complete team effort, as no rusher eclipsed 100 yards.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire led the way with 72 yards and a score on 14 carries, while 6 different Tigers carried the ball.
"Utah State had 5, 6 guys in the box on defense," Orgeron said, "It made us believe we could really run the ball."
With the run game and defense having their best outing of the season, LSU won the time of possession battle 41 minutes and 3 seconds to 18 minutes and 57 seconds for Utah State.
The victory improves #5 LSU to 5-0 on the season, with a gamut of tough SEC opponents on the horizon.
Next week, LSU welcomes #10 Florida to Tiger Stadium for a 7:00 kickoff under the lights.
Following the Gators, LSU travels to Mississippi State, then returns home for a game against #7 Auburn before entering a bye week. After the bye, they travel to Tuscaloosa for a showdown with #1 Alabama on November 9th.