Tigers Shut Down BYU

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NEW ORLEANS -- No. 13 LSU dominated BYU in all phases of the game, winning the relocated 2017 Advocare Texas Kickoff late Saturday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

Running back Derrius Guice ran for 120 yards with two touchdowns, while Darrel Williams added 92 yards on 15 carries with a touchdown. LSU quarterback Danny Etling was nearly flawless, as the senior completed 14-of-17 passes for 173 yards.

LSU held the ball for more than two-thirds of the contest (41:54).

Meanwhile, the Tigers defense which started three true freshman allowed only 97 yards of total offense including minus-5 rushing - the fewest by an opponent since 1982 (school-record minus-50 vs. Ole Miss).

LSU out-gained BYU (1-1), 497-97.

After a scoreless first quarter, LSU used Guice 10 times on a 13 play scoring drive that ended with a 4-year run by the LSU junior running back. Jack Gonsoulin tacked on the extra point and the Tigers led 7-0 with 14:22 remaining in the first half.

On the next play from scrimmage, LSU cornerback Andraez Williams intercepted BYU's Tanner Mangum pass at the LSU 35-yard line. A 52-yard hook-up from Etling to DJ Chark setup Guice's second touchdown of the game from 1 yard. LSU led 14-0 with 11:53 left in the half.

In the third quarter, LSU extended its advantage with a pair of field goals by Gonsoulin from 23 and 29 yards.

With the game in-hand, the Tigers took advantage of a failed fake punt to score the game's final touchdown, a 1-yard run by Williams with 8:12 left to play.