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LSU falls to Badgers in season opener at Lambeau Field, 14-16

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LSU scored 14 points in less than 90 seconds during the third quarter, but the Wisconsin Badgers came back to win 16-14 at Green Bay's historic Lambeau Field, snapping the Tigers' 13 win streak in season openers which dates back to a Nick Saban loss at Virginia Tech in 2002. 

The Tigers' loss to the Badgers also ends their 52-game win streak for non-conference regular season wins since that 2002 loss to Virginia Tech. 

After being out-gained by Wisconsin, 180-64, in the first half, LSU (0-1) found some momentum in the second half with 257 total offensive yards. 

Tiger quarterback Brandon Harris threw 12 of 21 for 131 passing yards including one touchdown pass to Travin Dural, who had 50 receiving yards. Harris also had two interceptions. 

LSU running back and Heisman hopeful Leonard Fournette had 23 carries for 138 yards rushing and also had 38 receiving yards with three catches. He became the fourth LSU player to rush for at least 3,000 yards. The other three players are Kevin Faulk, Dalton Hilliard and Charles Alexander. 

The LSU defense was able to get two turnovers from Wisconsin in the third quarter to give LSU its 14 points after the LSU offense only ran 21 plays in the first half and trailed 6-0 at halftime.

LSU's Josh Boutte was ejected from the game with less than a minute. 

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Les Miles' 5th-ranked Tigers have now played five of their last seven season openers in NFL stadiums to national television audiences, including a 2014 victory over the Badgers in Houston's NRG Stadium. 

LSU debuted the defense of Dave Aranda, the former Wisconsin defensive coordinator, and nose tackle Travonte Valentine, who wore number 55 on his 6-foot-4, 356-pound frame.

The Badgers defenders included linebacker TJ Watt, the younger brother of Texans All-Pro and MVP JJ Watt, who starred for the Badgers in college. 

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SCORING PLAYS: 

Wisconsin's Rafael Gaglianone kicked a 30-yard field goal. (LSU 0, WIS 3 - 4:13 2nd Qtr)

Badger kicker Gaglianone hit a 47-yard field goal. (LSU 0, WIS 6 - 0:54 2nd Qtr)

Wisconsin's Corey Clement ran 5 yards for a touchdown. (LSU 0, WIS 13 - 10:32 3rd Qtr)

LSU's Tre'Davious White intercepted a pass for a 21-yard touchdown run (LSU 7, WIS 13 - 5:28 3rd Qtr)

LSU quarterback Brandon Harris threw to Travin Dural for a 10-yard touchdown. (LSU 14, WIS 13 - 4:21 3rd Qtr)

Wisconsin’s Gaglianone kicked a 47-yard field goal. (LSU 14, WIS 16 - 3:47 4th Qtr)

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