Defense Rules as Tigers Win

Louisiana's Ragin' Cajuns defense kept them in the game in the first half against the nationally ranked LSU, but the Tigers defense kept the offense out the end zone in the second half and pulling away with for a 31-3 victory.

Louisiana falls to 2-1 on the season after the loss and LSU moved to 3-0 on the season.

The Cajun defense controlled the LSU rushing game in the first half, holding them to under 67 yards on the ground. The Tigers held a halftime lead of 17-3, as the Cajun defense made several big plays in holding the LSU to 150 total yards of offense. <

But the Tigers only needed seven plays to score on the first possession of the second half, extending their lead to 24-3 as Jordan Jefferson found Brandon Lafell for a 20-yard touchdown pass.

It was the LSU defense that took over the game in the second half, holding the Cajuns out of the end zone on a fourth and goal. The Cajuns drove from their own 27-yard line to the Tigers goaline on their first possession of the second half. QB Chris Masson made several good runs, including a 17-yard keeper moving the Cajuns into Tiger territory at the LSU 43 yard line. Masson would eventually hit Ladarius Green with a 23-yards pass that put the Cajun offense at the 16-yard line.

Another keeper by Masson on second down pushed Louisiana to the LSU 8-yard line. On the next play, Undrea Sails gained five yards to the 3-yard line. Louisiana had four chances to punch into the end zone, but the Tigers got three stops and on the fourth try Sails fumbled the ball after being hit by Harry Coleman.

The Tiger defense would go on to hold the Cajuns to 272 yards of total offense on the night.

Chris Masson finished the night with 159 yards passing, on 16-of-36 with 2 ints. Undrea Sails would lead the Cajuns ground attack with 48 yards on 17 attempts and 20 yards receiving on the night.

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