Sunday, September 12, 2010

LSU runs over Vandy, 27-3

Les Miles needed this one.
No, not necessarily the win, but the hard-running, rugged style that the win was executed.
LSU piled up almost 400 yards of offense on the Vanderbilt Commodores in Nashville. It was a road win. It wasn't pretty. But it was emphatic.
Last week it was Patrick Peterson, this week it was running back Stevan Ridley who put an exclamation point on his night with a dazzling 65-yard touchdown run. Ridley's 144 yards on the ground helped LSU outgain Vandy 392 to 130.

Jordan Jefferson, regressing in front of the nation for the second straight game, was effectively pulled from the game after an ill-advised, underthrown pass in the endzone early in the third quarter.  After that drive he played two more series, all handoffs, and both ended in touchdown runs. The only pass attempted the rest of the way was a zinged completion by second-stringer Jarrett Lee, who helped his case just by throwing it with confidence.

Box Score

After the game, Les Miles was asked about Jordan's effectiveness. He didn't punt. "We're going to continue to evaluate our quarterback position, and frankly we're going to expect more out of the position," Miles said. "I think both those guys can give it to us. I think Jefferson definitely can, and we're going to encourage Lee because he's a guy who's going to have to win games for us as we go forward."
Translation: Jordan Jefferson has one more shot.
That shot will come against Mississipi State next week.

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