OXFORD, MS (WAFB) - The top-ranked LSU Tigers remained undefeated by getting by the Ole Miss Rebels with a 52-3 win in Oxford Saturday night.
LSU wasted no time getting on the board, scoring :28 into the game on a 46-yard interception return for a touchdown by Ron Brooks. The score put the Tigers up 7-0 in the first quarter.
On LSU's first possession of the game, the offense scored on an 86-yard drive. It was capped off by a 1-yard TD run by Kenny Hilliard. LSU went up 14-0.
The next drive for Ole Miss was once again stopped by Ron Brooks. He sacked QB Zach Stout, forced a fumble and recovered it. Two plays later, Jordan Jefferson hit Russell Shepard for a 22-yard touchdown to put the Tigers up 21-0.
Early in the second quarter, another turnover by Ole Miss led to another LSU touchdown. With the Rebels on their own 1-yard line, a mishap in the exchange between the QB and RB led to another fumble. Kevin Minter recovered the fumble in the end zone. The score put the Tigers up 28-0.
The No. 1 team in the country did not let off the throttle at that point. Spencer Ware scored on a 25-yard run. The TD made it 35-0 late in the second quarter.
The Rebels finally got on the board with a little over a minute left in the half with a 39-yard field goal. LSU led 35-3 at the half.
The Tigers then started the second half with an 80-yard scoring drive. Michael Ford took a pitch from Jefferson for 19 yards for the touchdown. LSU went up 42-3.
LSU put together another long, sustained drive later in the quarter. The Tigers went 74 yards on a drive that finished with a 1-yard touchdown run by fullback James Stampley. The TD made it 49-3.
LSU went to backup quarterback Zach Mettenberger when it got the ball in the fourth quarter. He drove the Tigers down the field, but couldn't find pay dirt. Drew Alleman kicked a 29-yard field goal to give LSU a 52-3 lead.