SCORING RECAP: LSU 38, Tenn. 7

How the Tigers and Volunteers scored Saturday in a lopsided 38-7 LSU triumph at Neyland Stadium

SCORING RECAP

First quarter

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Second quarter

LSU – Rueben Randle 5 pass from Jarrett Lee (Drew Alleman kick), 14:56. DRIVE:  2 plays-5 yards-13 seconds. KEY PLAYS: After a quarter full of offensive ineptitude by the Tigers, Mo Claiborne delivered a huge shot in the arm when he yanked down a Matt Simms pass and weaved his way 89 yards on the return to the Tennessee 5-yard-line. After the quarter break, Lee zipped a quick slant to Randle, who absorbed a jolting blow at the goal line but held on for the TD. LSU 7, Tennessee 0

 

LSU – Spencer Ware 13 pass from Lee (Alleman kick), 10:01. DRIVE:  7-36-3:06. KEY PLAYS: Barkevious Mingo’s 7-yard tackle for loss forced a Volunteers’ punt from their own 4 and the exchange gave the Tigers the ball at the UT 36. Lee’s pass to Randle for 12 yards got LSU near the red zone and four straight Jordan Jefferson runs netted 10 yards. Lee re-entered and patiently let a screen to set up before flipping the ball to Ware in the left flat. Chris Faulk and Randle supplied key blocks to allow Ware to dash in untouched. LSU 14, Tennessee 0

 


Jarrett Lee: Two first-half TD passes

TENNESSEE – Tauren Poole 2 run (Michael Palardy kick), 2:24. DRIVE:  10-80-4:30. KEY PLAYS: LSU’s offense regressed and went three-and-out with great field position and a touchback on Brad Wing’s 53-yard punt let the Vols set up at the 20. With Poole as the workhorse, UT pieced together the most impressive drive of the season vs. the Tigers’ defense, sparked by a 44-yard pass from Simms to Da’Rick Rogers that flipped the field. Poole got the ball on seven of the next right snaps, and LSU was flagged for pass interference on the one he didn’t carry. LSU 14, Tennessee 7

 

LSU – Alleman 19 FG, :15. DRIVE: 6-65-2:09. KEY PLAYS: The Tigers came back alive but sputtered at the end to squander a chance to seize momentum heading into halftime. Ware’s 11-yard triggered the series, followed by Lee’s quick hitch to Randle on the right sideline that he spun into a 45-yard pickup. Deangelo Peterson nearly got into the end zone but bobbled a pass from Lee and was stopped inches away. A Jefferson sneak got nothing and Alleman came on for the chip-shot kick. LSU 17, Tennessee 7

 

Third quarter

LSU – Ware 1 run (Alleman kick), 7:53. DRIVE:  12-66-7:07. KEY PLAYS: With Jefferson at quarterback to start the second half, the Tigers churned down the field methodically, with Jefferson zinging a third-down pass to Odell Beckham Jr. to convert. After Jefferson was roughed up on a 1-yard loss from the 24, Lee came on and tossed a pretty back-shoulder comeback pass to Randle for another third-down conversion. Another pass to Beckham and a facemask on the Vols moved the ball to the 4 and Ware carved out the rest. LSU 24, Tennessee 7

 

Fourth quarter

LSU – Jefferson 3 run (Alleman kick), 8:55. DRIVE:  16-99-8:44. KEY PLAYS: The Tigers broke the Vols will with this drive and several players chipped in. Ware broke off an 11-yard run to convert a third-and-7 from the 4-yard-line, Kenny Hilliard carved out 13 yards on a fullback blast, Jefferson dashed 18 yards on a read play he bounced wide and then scrambled for 14 more. Ware crashed through for 15 yards on two totes before Jefferson optioned in his way for the TD. LSU 31, Tennessee 7

 

LSU – Russell Shepard 14 run (Alleman kick), 1:35. DRIVE:  10-65-6:08. KEY PLAYS: After UT went three-and-out to give the ball right back, the Tigers ran through the Vols’ defense with Ware, Alfred Blue and Michael Ford all chiming in. On fourth-and-4 from the 14, Lee floated a lateral to Shepard in the flat and he knifed in for the final points. LSU 38, Tennessee 7

 

Final score: LSU 38, Tennessee 7

Records: No. 1 LSU 7-0, 4-0 SEC; Tennessee 3-3, 0-4

Attendance: 101,822

Up next: The Tigers are back home to face 24th-ranked Auburn (5-2, 3-1) at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.


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