Friday, September 23, 2011

LSU routes West Virginia, 47-21

On the Tigers biggest stage yet this season a rapidly improved Jarrett Lee had perhaps his best game as an LSU Tiger, throwing three touchdown passes in the first half on the way to a 47-21 shellacking of West Virginia.

LSU could have gotten more but normally sure-handed receiver Rueben Randle dropped an easy touchdown pass on a slant route.

The win has thrust the Tigers into the No. 1 spot and raised the stakes for a Tigers team that is showing skill, toughness and swagger at every position.
 Still, coach Les Miles is cautious about the hype.

"I like the position we're in, but I don't think we're the best team in college football today," Miles said. "I think there is a hope and want and desire to be there. I don't know if we're good enough right now to do everything we want to do. That's putting the cart before the horse."

West Virginia (3-1) outgained LSU 533-366 as awesome QB Geno Smith set school records for completions (38), attempts (65) and passing yards (463). He was picked off twice too though.

The play of the game came just before halftime, when LSU outstanding safety Tyrann Mathieu stormed in on a blitz, batted a screen pass into the air, caught it and raced from the West Virginia 17-yard-line to the 1.
 LSU cashed it in two plays later as Lee found Chase Clement in the end zone for a 27-7 lead. Lee also tossed TDs of 11 yards to Rueben Randle and 52 yards to Odell Beckham.

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