How the Tigers and Hilltoppers scored Saturday night in a homecoming battle at Tiger Stadium


First quarter

Jordan Jefferson hit Rueben Randle with a 59-yard TD bomb.

LSU – Rueben Randle 59 pass from Jordan Jefferson (Drew Alleman kick), 6:18. DRIVE: 1 play-59 yards-:08. KEY PLAYS: None needed. The Tigers got the ball after a punt, and Jefferson faked a handoff before floating a deep pass that Randle – who ran a fly down the left sideline – adjusted to, hauled in around the 10-yard-line and shrugged off a tackle on the way to the end zone. LSU 7, Western Kentucky 0


WESTERN Kentucky – Keshawn Simpson 2 run (Casey Tinius kick), 1:26. DRIVE: 10-65-4:44. KEY PLAYS: Nothing fancy for the Hilltoppers as they methodically moved down the field without a negative play. Kawaun Jakes pumped a quick slant to tight end Mitchell Henry to convert on third-and-4 and then slipped another pass to a tight end on a drag for 14 yards to Jack Doyle to set up Simpson’s run. LSU 7, Western Kentucky 7


Second quarter

LSU – Kenny Hilliard 1 run (Alleman kick), 3:32. DRIVE: 8-68-4:04. KEY PLAYS: Jefferson got in a groove with three consecutive completions to Spencer Ware, Odell Beckham Jr. and Chase Clement to devour 59 yards. Ware got the Tigers close and Hilliard plunged in from there. LSU 14, Western Kentucky 7


Third quarter

LSU – Hilliard 1 run (Alleman kick), 8:58. DRIVE: 7-46-2:46. KEY PLAYS: LSU’s defense forced WKU to punt on the opening series of the second half and Tyrann Mathieu bolted 29 yards with the return to allow the Tigers to start in Hilltoppers’ territory. Alfred Blue came in for the first time on third-and-6 and popped a 15-yard run and followed that with a 13-yard burst to the 14-yard-line. Jefferson and Randle hooked up for a 9-yard pickup that was nearly a touchdown and Hilliard made it a moot point when he plowed in for his second score of the night. LSU 21, Western Kentucky 7


WESTERN KENTUCKY – Safety, Bo Adebayo sacked Jefferson in the end zone, 5:22. LSU 21, Western Kentucky 9


Alfred Blue dashed through the Western Kentucky defense for a 45-yard TD.

LSU – Alfred Blue 45 run (Alleman kick), 2:53. DRIVE: 2-42-:47. KEY PLAYS: Tahj Jones snuffed out Western Kentucky’s momentum when he snatched a deflected pass for an interception. On the second snap, Blue took a quick-hitter handoff and dashed untouched for the score. LSU 28, Western Kentucky 9


Fourth quarter

LSU – Blue 4 run (Alleman kick), 13:52. DRIVE: 6-72-1:13. KEY PLAYS: LSU kick-started the drive with back-to-back 20-yard plays – a Blue run and Jefferson’s improvised pass to Jarvis Landry – to move to the 17. Blue did the rest, covering the 17 yards on three totes. LSU 35, Western Kentucky 9


LSU – Kadron Boone 5 pass from Jarrett Lee (Alleman kick), 5:45. DRIVE: 14-82-6:15. KEY PLAYS: Jarrett Lee came off the bench to guide the Tigers on their longest scoring march of the night. Michael Ford pounded out 31 yards on four carries, Lee scrambled for 15 yards and later hooked up with Travis Dickson for 9 yards to get the ball to the 11. After two runs, Lee fired a laser to Boone on a quick slant. LSU 42, Western Kentucky 9


Final score: LSU 42, Western Kentucky 9

Records: No. 1 LSU 10-0, Western Kentucky 5-5

Attendance: 92,917

Up next: The Tigers travel to Oxford, Miss., to face Ole Miss (2-8) at 6 p.m. in the final home game for Coach Houston Nutt.

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