GAMETRAK: LSU 45, Miss. State 0

STARKVILLE, Miss. - The LSU Tigers opened the 2007 season in impressive fashion routing the Miss. State Bulldogs 45-0. Here's how it played out...

LSU Tigers at Miss. State Bulldogs

Thursday, Aug. 30, 2007

Davis-Wade Stadium at Scott Field

Starkville, Miss.

Attendance: 50,112


1st Quarter


LSU 3, Miss. State 0

Drive: 7  Plays, 35 Yards, 2:16

Scoring Play: Colt David 27 FG

Clock: 6:28

Drive Started: At Miss. State 38 after Danny McCray interception

Key Play: LSU looked as if it was driving for its first touchdown of the season. The Tigers drove to the Bulldogs' 10 yard line and faced third and eight. Matt Flynn had tailback Jacob Hester open in the flat. But the senior running back couldn't haul in the over-the-shoulder pass, which would have been a sure touchdown. The Tigers settled for a Colt David field goal instead.



2nd Quarter


LSU 10, Miss. State 0

Drive: 8 Plays, 38 Yards, 2:38

Scoring Play: Keiland Williams 1 run

PAT: Colt David Kick

Clock: 5:52

Drive Started: At Miss. State 38 following Jonathan Zenon's interception

Key Play: Miss. State's defense played LSU tough throughout most of the first half and State quarterback Michael Henig tried to take advantage of good play by the Bulldog stoppers. The only mistake was the Dawgs were deep in their own territory. Henig tried to air it out to receiver Brandon McCrae down the far sideline, but Jonathan Zenon was in perfect position for the Tigers' second interception of the game. Jacob Hester ripped off a 17-yard run getting LSU inside the Bulldog 10. Williams scored four plays later. LSU also benefited from a Miss. State pass interference call in the end zone against Doucet.



LSU 17, Miss. State 0

Drive: 7 Plays, 41 Yards, 1:30

Scoring Play: Keiland Williams 1 run

PAT: Colt David Kick

Clock: 0:00

Drive Started: At Miss. State 41 following Curtis Taylor's interception

Key Play: Following LSU's fourth interception of the first half –this one by Curtis Taylor – LSU took up shop at the Bulldogs 41. Matt Flynn completed an 18 yard pass to Early Doucet to convert a big third and nine. But the catch of the drive – and the game for that matter – was a 20-yard pass to Terrance Toliver from the Miss. State 32. Toliver moved and grooved his way to the Bulldog 12. LSU score three plays later on a Keiland Williams one yard run. The reception was the first of Toliver's career.



3rd Quarter


LSU 24, Miss. State 0

Drive: 6 Plays, 74 Yards, 2:01

Scoring Play: Matt Flynn 12 pass to Early Doucet

PAT: Colt David Kick

Clock: 12:53

Drive Started: At LSU 27 following opening kickoff of second half

Key Play: There were several impressive plays on this drive, including 11 and 12 yard receptions by early Doucet. But Matt Flynn's 20-yard scramble on first and 10 from the Miss. State 32 was the biggest. Flynn dropped back to pass, found no one open, then scrambled right, just out of the reach of opposing tacklers. As Flynn scrambled toward the safety of the sideline stripe, wide receiver Brandon LaFell laid a bone crushing block that brought grimaces of pain from the Scott Field crowd.



LSU 31, Miss. State 0

Drive: 2 Plays, 8 Yards, :40

Scoring Play: Matt Flynn 11 pass to Charles Scott

PAT: Colt David Kick

Clock: 2:09

Drive Started: At MSU 11 following Steltz's second interception of the game

Key Play: For the fifth time in the game and the second time for Craig Steltz, LSU's strong safety came up with yet another pick. Steltz picked off this Michael Henig pass at the LSU 42 and turned back upfield. Behind a wall of blockers, Steltz motored up the far sideline, weaving his way all the way to the Miss. State eight, a return that covered 49 yards. Two plays later, Matt Flynn tossed his second TD pass of the game.



4th Quarter


LSU 38, Miss. State 0

Drive: 9 Plays, 45 Yards, 5:21

Scoring Play: Ryan Perrilloux 3 run

PAT: Colt David Kick

Clock: 8:20

Drive Started: At MSU 45 following Craig Steltz's third interception

Key Play: Another pick? That makes seven. Craig Steltz picked off his third Michael Henig pass, this time in the neighborhood of the LSU 15. Steltz fell in behind another wall of blockers returned the pick all the way to the MSU 39. Nine plays later, Ryan Perrilloux scored his first touchdown as a Tiger on a designed, three-yard quarterback draw play.


LSU 45, Miss. State 0

Drive: 2 Plays, 36 Yards, 0:29

Scoring Play: Ryan Perrilloux 15 pass to Brandon LeFell

PAT: Colt David Kick

Clock: 5:45

Drive Started: At MSU 36 following Al Woods' fumble recovery

Key Play: On the first play following MSU's seventh turnover of the game, freshman tailback Richard Murphy ripped off a run 20 yards around the right end. It was the longest run of Murphy's young career. One play later, Ryan Perrilloux tossed the first touchdown pass of his career.

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