LSU started slow and finished fast.
The Tigers rang up 672 yards of total offense on the way to a 48-16 win over Furman Saturday night in Baton Rouge. LSU moved to 7-2 on the season. The Tigers get a bye this week after playing for 9 consecutive weeks.
Furman struck first on a 76 yard interception return by Reggie Thomas in the first quarter. LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger was intercepted twice. He has been intercepted five times in the past two games.
Mettenberger was clearly irked by questions about miscues. What happened on the interceptions? “I don’t know,” said Mettenberger. “You tell me.”
Mettenberger threw for 328 yards and three touchdowns. Wide receiver Odell Beckham Junior caught 6 passes for 204 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Jeremy Hill ran 55 yards to tie the game at 7.
LSU took a 20-10 second quarter lead on a 37 yard pass from Mettenberger to Beckham. The Tigers broke open the game on 39 yard fourth quarter touchdown run by Terrence Magee.
LSU plays at Alabama November 9th.
The Tigers will have to get off to a much better start against the nation’s top ranked team. “We cannot continue to play like we played in the first half.”