SCORING RECAP: LSU 47, West Virginia 21

How the Tigers and Mountaineers put points on the scoreboard


First quarter

LSU – Rueben Randle 11 pass from Jarrett Lee (Drew Alleman kick), 10:05. DRIVE:  8 plays-58 yards-3:22. KEY PLAYS: Lee came out sizzling and connected on 3-of-5 throws for 57 yards. Two of those completions were on third-and-long, 16 yards to Randle and 30 to Odell Beckham Jr. LSU 7, West Virginia 0


LSU – Michael Ford 22 run (run failed), 1:49. DRIVE: 7-50-2:42. KEY PLAYS: The Tigers gashed the Mountaineers on the ground this time, with Spencer Ware plowing his way for 14 yards on two carries and Ford finding room to run for 28 yards, including the touchdown when he took a handoff headed off-tackle to the left, bounced through a crevice and outran the WVU secondary to the pylon. LSU 13, West Virginia 0


Second quarter

WEST VIRGINIA – Stedman Bailey 20 pass from Geno Smith (Tyler Bitancurt kick), 12:30. DRIVE: 12-73-4:14. KEY PLAYS: Smith peppered the Tigers for 76 yards through the air, hitting 7-of-10 passes as the Mountaineers abandoned the run for the final 10 plays. On the TD, Mo Claiborne had a bead on Bailey near the 10-yard-line, but he whiffed and there was no safety help close enough to catch him. LSU 13, West Virginia 7


LSU – Odell Beckham Jr. 52 pass from Lee (Alleman kick), 6:57. DRIVE: 3-61-1:29. KEY PLAYS: Tyrann Mathieu – remember that name! – returned a 50-yard punt 11 yards to give the Tigers possession in more manageable field position at the WVU 39. After two runs leave LSU facing third-and-1, Lee fakes a handoff to Ware and fades back to give Beckham time to break wide open at the Mountaineers’ 31 and his speed does the rest for his first career touchdown catch. LSU 20, West Virginia 7


LSU – Chase Clement 1 pass from Lee (Alleman kick), :37.1. DRIVE: 2-1-:10.3. KEY PLAYS: Mathieu followed a first-quarter strip-and-recover with an amazing play when he batted Smith’s third-and-19 pass up behind the line of scrimmage, plucked it out of the air and rambled to the 1. More play action got Clement wide open in the end zone and he cradled the ball as he hit the ground. LSU 27, West Virginia 7


Third quarter

WEST VIRGINIA – Tyler Urban 12 pass from Smith (Bitancurt kick), 8:40. DRIVE: 6-80-2:14. KEY PLAYS: Randle dropped a touchdown pass from the WVU 13 and Alleman shanked a 30-yard field-goal attempt to keep the Tigers from burying the Mountaineers. On the first snap, Austin snatched a shovel pass behind the line of scrimmage and sprinted 38 yards to flip the field. Smith did most of the rest, zipping three passes that covered 10, 16 and 12 yards to get WVU back in contention. LSU 27, West Virginia 13


WEST VIRGINIA – Dustin Garrison 1 run (Bitancurt kick), 1:16. DRIVE: 5-90-1:23. KEY PLAYS: Smith and Austin connected on a deep post pattern for 72 yards after Austin blazed past Karnell Hatcher. On a third-and-12 play from the 20, Smith dumped a screen pass to Garrison who zig-zagged 19 yards through the weary Tigers defense to set up his TD plunge. LSU 27, West Virginia 21


LSU – Morris Claiborne 99 kickoff return (Alleman kick), :59.5. KEY PLAYS: Claiborne weaved toward the left sideline, blew through Avery Williams’ tackle just past the 20 and angled back toward the middle of the field untouched for LSU’s longest kickoff return since 1981. LSU 34, West Virginia 21

Fourth quarter

LSU – Ford 15 run (pass failed), 9:55. DRIVE: 9-57-4:17. KEY PLAYS: Ware took over on the series, rushing three times for 30 yards and catching two passes for 16 – converting a pair of third downs in that mix. After the Mountaineers blew up an end-around to put LSU in second-and-18, Ware grabbed a sideline pass and raced 10 yards and then plowed for 10 more on third-and-8. LSU 40, West Virginia 21


LSU – Alfred Blue 18 run (Aleman kick), 3:03. DRIVE: 8-60-4:57. KEY PLAYS: Ford and Ware pounded away on the ground and LSU got help from a West Virginia facemask and an offsides on a third-and-1 snap. Blue came in for his first two carries and slithered through on the second for the touchdown and exclamation point. LSU 47, West Virginia 21


Final score: LSU 47, West Virginia 21

Records: No. 2 LSU 4-0, 1-0 SEC; No. 16 West Virginia 3-1

Attendance: 62,056

Up next: The Tigers return home to take on Kentucky (2-2, 0-1) at 11:21 a.m. next Saturday. The Wildcats lost their second game in a row Saturday, 48-10 against Florida.

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