LSU, Southern unite for historic matchup
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The LSU Tigers (1-1) used a historic first quarter to take down the Southern Jaguars (1-1) 65-17 in the first-ever meeting on the gridiron.
LSU scored 37 points in the opening quarter, which is the most points scored in a quarter in school history.
Quarterback Jayden Daniels was 10-for-11 passing with 137 yards and three touchdowns. He ran for a score as well.
The Tigers got wide receiver Kayshon Boutte involved early. He finished with five receptions for 42 yards and a carry for 41 yards.
The Tigers forced three turnovers. Two were on special teams. The third was a pick-six by Micah Baskerville in the first quarter. LSU’s special teams also blocked a punt, which resulted in a safety.
Southern was able to gain more than 200 yards rushing. The Jag ground attack was led by running back Jerrod Sims, who had 79 yards on 15 carries.
The Southern defense was able to intercept LSU quarterback Garrett Nussmeier twice. One of those was returned for a touchdown to give the Jags their first score of the game.
LSU returns to action on Saturday, Sept. 17, to host Mississippi State in the SEC opener.
The Jags will head on the road to take on Texas Southern in their SWAC opener.
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