- Tony Thomas
The LSU Tigers improved to 11-0 on the season and are headed to the SEC Championship Game with a 56-20 win over Arkansas on Saturday night in Death Valley.
The Tigers stormed out to a 28-6 halftime lead. LSU was leading 56-6 late in the fourth quarter when the Razorbacks scored the final two touchdowns to cut the lead to 56-20.
LSU racked up 612 yards of total offense. Over the last 7 quarters, the LSU offense has gained 1254 yards and scored 107 points.
QB Joe Burrow was 23 of 28 passing, 327 yards and 3 touchdowns. He completed 82% of his passes and eclipsed the 4000-yard mark on the season.
RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire ran for 188 yards on just 6 carries and 3 touchdowns, including an 89-yard run for a score. He also caught 7 passes for 65 yards. RB John Emery added a touchdown on a 39-yards run. RB Tyrion Davis-Price added another touchdown.
WR Ja’Marr Chase caught 6 passes for 144 yards and 2 touchdowns, setting a school record for receiving touchdowns in a season. WR Justin Jefferson added a touchdown reception.
LSU became the first team in SEC history to produce a 4000-yard passer, a 1000-yard rusher, and two 1000-yard receivers in the same season.
The Tigers defense has yet to play a full 60-minute game this season. They did limit the Razorbacks to 100 yards total offense in the 1st half and less than 3 yards per carry. Arkansas would finish with 304 yards for the game. Jacoby Stevens led the Tigers with three sacks.
LSU now will focus on Texas A&M, who comes into Death Valley next Saturday night. The Aggies gave Georgia all they could handle before losing to the Bulldogs 19-13 in a sloppy, rain-soaked game.
As a result of tonight’s win, LSU will play in the SEC Championship Game against the aforementioned Georgia Bulldogs. It will be LSU’s first appearance in the conference title game since 2011.
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