Saturday, August 30, 2008

LSU Starts 2008 Campaign With Ground Game

"We ran the football like we needed to," LSU coach Les Miles said SAturday after his team easily beat Appalachian State 41-13. "We probably tried to force the pass as best we could just to get some of these young guys some experience."
With a hurricane churning toward them and all the pressure of a No. 7 ranking, the Tigers did what they had to do, racing to a 31-0 halftime lead.
Charles Scott grounded out a career-high 160 yards on 16 carries, with touchdown runs of 8 and 29 yards. He nonchalantly stated his claim to know he wants as quarterback.
"It really doesn't matter to us," Scott said. "The [offensive] line is doing great right now and they're only going to get better. Our rushing game is going to be the strength of this team and we're going to get those guys in the pocket comfortable."
"They're so athletic. It just wore on us," Appalachian State coach Jerry Moore said. "They didn't play like Michigan. They played like LSU." And they'll continue to, Jerry. They'll continue to.

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