Baton Rouge, Los Angeles – Jaden Daniels He ran for three touchdowns and passed two notches, and LSU came back from an early deficit twice to hand the No. 7 Ole Miss its first loss of the season, 45-20 on Saturday.
Daniels’ dynamic performance set LSU’s record for a touchdown touchdown in a season by quarterback with nine. Daniels also rolled 11 TDs or passes together in a two-game period. He had a three-in-one in a 45-35 win in Florida last weekend.
LSU fans enjoyed a resounding victory over a historic and highly ranked opponent, and stormed the field as the game ended. Now LSU (6-2, 4-1 SEC), in coach Brian Kelly’s first season, is back in the race to win the SEC West — if the Tigers can beat No. 6 in Alabama.
According to ESPN Stats & Information research, LSU became the first team since at least 2005 to defeat an AP Top-10 by 25 points or more after trailing in the first half.
“Our guys wanted this opportunity,” Kelly said. “They saw it as a privilege to play on this field, and they really wanted this opportunity. And obviously, in the last three quarters, they’ve played great football.”
Having outperformed 200 to 80 in the first quarter and trailed 17-3 in Jonathan CruzField goal to start the second quarter, LSU outperformed Ole Miss 42-3 for the remainder of the game.
The Tigers finished 500 yards total for 404 yards due to head coach Lynn Kevin’s attack on the Mississippi.
Daniels ran for 258 yards and ran for 121 without a spin. His scoring passes went for 34 yards to Gary Jenkins And 1 yard to the narrow end Mason Taylor. He ran for touchdowns for 3, 11, and 17 yards, the longest that had salted a game away in the fourth quarter.
Josh Williams He ran 1 yard for a final TD for the Tigers in the late fourth quarter.
“At the end of the day, when you have a great team coming up, that’s why you come to LSU,” Kelly said. “And our best players gave their best. And we need that.”
Almost everything went right for LSU in the second half. until noon Harold Perkins Jr.Unsportsmanlike penalty kick behavior after a third stop down at the Rebels’ 15-yard line early in the fourth quarter turned the tide in the Rebels’ favour. He’s down 11 points in that time, and Ole Miss (7-1, 3-1) ended up having to kick anyway minutes later.
“Miss the interventions,” Kevin said, summing up the breakdown. “We were pushed. We had some injuries there during the match, obviously that doesn’t help. We didn’t do much right defensively.”
Daniels then led the Tigers 75 yards down to make it 38-20.
After first-quarter touchdowns of 3 and 6 yards by Judkins, the Ole Miss was threatening to go 21-3 when the LSU defense finally stalled for 3rd and 5th from LSU 13, limiting the Rebels to a field goal.
Then the Tigers scored two goals to tie it. Hitting Daniels Jenkins with a scoring pass from 34 yards, Daniels capped the Tigers’ next possession by keeping the ball in a read-out position of 3.
Cruz’s 48-yard field goal gave Mississippi a 20-17 lead until halftime.
But LSU’s defense hit Ole Miss QB jackson dart In the second half. Rebels finished QB 19 of 34 for 284 yards. Intercepted at LSU’s end zone by Joe Fucheh In the third quarter on a pass thrown under pressure from the full back Micah Baskerville.
Three weeks after a disappointing home loss to Tennessee, Kelly has the Tigers putting in their best football. LSU also showed its determination to win for the third time this year after trailing by 13 or more in team play.
The Tigers will face the Crimson Tide on November 5th.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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