Continuing a drive begun in the third period, Clausen hit C.J. Fayton for 15 yards on a crossing route and found Robert Meachem
for 25 yards to the LSU 10-yard line. Clausen eventually scored on a fourth-and-goal sneak from the two-foot line, closing the deficit to 24-14.
Less than two minutes later, Vol safety Jonathan Hefney intercepted a Randall underthrow and returned it 23 yards to the LSU 2-yard line. Two Gerald Riggs runs got the ball into the end zone, narrowing the gap to 24-21 with 7:15 to go.
After a three-and-out by LSU, Riggs burst 22 yards to the LSU 41-yard line. Clausen hit Chris Hannon for 14 yards and Robert Meachem for 11. James Wilhoit eventually nailed a 28-yard field goal to tie the score at 24 with 2:02 left.
In overtime, LSU gained 11 yards on its first snap but wound up settling for a 31-yard Colt David field goal and a 27-24 lead.
Tennessee turned to Gerald Riggs on its possession. Clausen hit him for 10 yards to the LSU 15 on UT's first play, then handed it to him for 7, 5 and 2 yards. After a Clausen sneak failed to gain, Riggs barrelled into the end zone to secure a 30-27 victory.