Terrill Weil, Tiger Rag

LSU steamrolls Rice on senior night

November 17, 2018 - 9:46 pm

Tyler Nunez, Assistant Editor of Tiger Rag

LSU celebrated its senior night with an easy 42-10 win against Rice on Saturday night in the 2018 season’s last game in Tiger Stadium.

The outcome was never in doubt as the Tigers (9-2) dominated the Owls

LSU didn’t  punt in the first half, scoring on four of six drives with Jontre Kirklin prematurely ending a drive with a fumble out of the wildcat and the Tigers failing to score on the final drive of the half.

The Tigers got in the end zone on the rest of their drives to take a 28-3 lead into the break.

LSU got things started with a methodical 12-play, 79-yard drive capped off by a 3-yard touchdown rush by Clyde Edwards-Helaire.

The Tigers’ next drive didn’t last nearly as long, as Burrow found Stephen Sullivan for a 38-yard touchdown pass on the third play.

Two prominent seniors got in the end zone in LSU’s in the second quarter, first with running back Nick Brossette scoring from two yards out after a pass interference call in the end zone on the previous play, then with tight end Foster Moreau catching a 13-yard touchdown pass that put the Tigers up 28-0.

Brossette tallied 69 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries while Moreau caught five passes for 73 yards before coming out of the game in the third quarter.

Rice got on the board late in the half with a 51-yard field goal by Haden Tobola with 1:55 left before the break.

LSU attempted to extend its lead before the break, but after Justin Jefferson dropped a pass in the end zone, Joe Burrow was sacked to end the half.

After Burrow led the Tigers back down the field for a touchdown in their first drive of the second half, he hung up his helmet for the night to make way for backup quarterback Myles Brennan.

Burrow completed 20 of 28 passes for 307 yards and two touchdowns.

Brennan’s first drive of the night resulted in LSU’s first punt of the night as the Tigers stalled out at midfield.

He then led the Tigers on a 6-play, 80-yard touchdown drive capped off by a three-yard touchdown run by Lanard Fournette.

Rice got in the end zone on a garbage-time drive that ended with a five-yard touchdown run by Juma Otoviano with less than three minutes remaining.

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