With Joe Burrow passing for nearly 500 yards and Ja’Marr Chase going over 200 yards receiving, No. 1 LSU went on the road and pulled out a 58-37 victory over Ole Miss on Saturday night. With the victory, the Tigers improve to 10-0 on the season.
How It Happened:
LSU opened the game with a 7-play, 75-yard scoring drive capped by a 34-yard touchdown pass from Burrow to Chase.
The two teams then traded dives that ended with missed field goals as Ole Miss kicker Luke Logan missed from 38 yards and LSU’s Cade York missed from 48 yards.
After an Ole Miss punt, LSU got back on the board with a 9-play, 80-yard drive which ended with freshman running back
Tyrion Davis-Price scoring from four yards out. The extra point was good and LSU held a 14-0 lead at the end of the first quarter.
In the second quarter, LSU extended its lead a sensational play as Burrow scrambled out and found Chase for a 51-yard touchdown.
After forcing Ole Miss once again, LSU extended its lead to 28-0 after Burrow connected with Justin Jefferson for a 12-yard touchdown. Extra point was good.
Ole Miss responded with a 6-play, 75-yard scoring drive as John Rhys Plumlee scores on a 5-yard touchdown run.
Right before the half, LSU went 63 yards on 13 plays and added a 33-yard field goal by York.
At halftime, LSU led 31-7.
Ole Miss needed only 31 seconds to score on the opening drive of the second half. Plumlee ran for 46-yard touchdown and then Plumlee completed the two-point pass to Elijah Moore to make it 31-15.
LSU answered with a 17-play, 66-yard scoring drive but had to settle for another field goal by York — this one of 27 yards.
Ole Miss then scored again with a 60-yard touchdown run by Plumee which made it 34-23 in favor of LSU.
The Tigers took the next possession and needed only 56 seconds to score as Burrow found Justin Jefferson for a 7-yard touchdown.
LSU then turned an interception into points with a 52-yard field goal by York.
A little while later Ole Miss picker off Burrow and Plumee scored on a 35-yard touchdown run.
Ole Miss picked off Burrow a second time but the ensuing drive stalled and the Rebels turned the ball over on downs.
LSU took advantage with a 61-yard touchdown pass from Burrow to Chase.
The two teams would trade quick strike touchdowns once more.
Ole Miss scored on a Matt Corral 55-yard touchdown pass to Elijah Moore but were unable to recover the ensuing onside kicks. LSU sealed the win with a 49-yard touchdown run by Clyde Edwards-Helaire.
Big Number: 489
LSU’s Heisman Trophy candidate Joe Burrow put up monster numbers in Saturday’s game as he completed 32-of-42 passes for 489 yards with 5 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. The 489 was a new single-game record for Burrow who threw for 471 earlier in the season on the road at Texas.
Player of the Game: Ja’Marr Chase
LSU’s star wide receiver hauled in 8 receptions for 227 yards and scored 3 touchdowns in the game. Chase’s 227 yards are the fifth most in a single game in Tigers history.
Next Up: Saturday at home against Arkansas; Kickoff at 6 p.m.