SCORING RECAP: LSU 35, Kentucky 7

How the Tigers and Wildcats scored Saturday at Tiger Stadium.


First quarter

LSU – Jordan Jefferson 1 run (Drew Alleman kick), 7:06. DRIVE:  12 plays-68 yards-5:37. KEY PLAYS: Jarrett Lee fueled the drive, connecting on 3-of-4 throws for 61 yards. Two came on third-down conversions – to Russell Shepard for 13 yards and DeAngelo Peterson for 11 – and Rueben Randle came down with a dazzling 37-yard grab. Jefferson entered the game with the ball inches away from the goal line on fourth down and was greeted with a mixture of boos and cheers. After a timeout, Jefferson turned the first snap of his season into a 1-yard sneak for the score. LSU 7, Kentucky 0

Second quarter

Odell Beckham Jr.

LSU – Odell Beckham Jr. 51 pass from Lee (Alleman kick), 11:14. DRIVE:  4-64-43 seconds. KEY PLAYS: Russell Shepard dashed 13 yards on a jet sweep on the first snap – the Tigers’ first play on first down longer than 3 yards – to move the ball near midfield. After a pair of incompletions, one off Shepard’s hands, Lee rifled a pass to Beckham at the UK 36-yard-line near the LSU bench. Beckham did the rest, slashing across the field at an angle and leaving a wake of Wildcats defenders grasping at air as he went sideline-to-sideline for a dazzling TD. LSU 14, Kentucky 0


Third quarter

LSU – Alfred Blue 1 run (Alleman kick), 8:07. DRIVE:  10-68-5:08. KEY PLAYS: With its first chance on offense of the second half, the Tigers finally clicked a little with Blue and Terrance Magee sharing the rushing load with nine carries between them for 46 yards. The biggest play of the march was a third-down conversion when Lee rolled right away from pressure and zinged a throw that Shepard leapt and made an acrobatic grab of for 22 yards to move the ball from midfield deep into Wildcats’ territory. LSU 21, Kentucky 0


Tyrann Mathieu

LSU – Tyrann Mathieu 23 fumble return (Alleman kick), 4:30. KEY PLAYS: The Tigers hassled UK quarterback Max Smith with back-to-back sacks, the second by Mathieu for -20 yards when he also jarred the ball free, chased down the loose ball and sprinted into the end zone for his first defensive touchdown this season. LSU 28, Kentucky 0


Fourth quarter

LSU – Terrance Magee 1 run (Alleman kick), 10:39. DRIVE: 6-47-2:16. KEY PLAYS: More Blue and Magee fuel the short drive and a 23-yard hookup between Lee and Beckham Jr. on third down put the Tigers close enough for Magee to barrel in for his first career TD. LSU 35, Kentucky 0


KENTUCKY – Matt Roark 4 pass from Morgan Newton (Craig McIntosh kick), 4:22. DRIVE: 12-70-6:17. KEY PLAYS: Newton returned from the bench and guided the Wildcats on their only sustained drive of the day, accounting for 61 yards. He rushed three times for 32 yards and a pair of first downs and hit 3-of-6 passes for 29 yards, the last on a nice back-shoulder fade to Roark to end LSU’s shutout bid. LSU 35, Kentucky 7


Final score:  LSU 35, Kentucky 7

Records:  No. 1 LSU 5-0, 2-0 SEC; Kentucky 2-3, 0-2

Attendance: 92,660 (announced)

Up next: The Tigers face their first big challenge of the SEC campaign when No. 12-ranked Florida comes to town for a 2:30 p.m. showdown.

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