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LSU survives second-half charge for 38-21 win over Louisiana Tech

September 22, 2018 - 9:41 pm
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Tyler Nunez | Assistant Editor, TigerRag.com

Everything seemed to be going as planned early in LSU’s non-conference game against Louisiana Tech on Saturday night, but it didn’t take long for things to start getting interesting.

The Tigers (4-0) escaped a scare from the Bulldogs (2-1) with a 38-21 victory after watching a 24-point lead dwindle down to just three points in the fourth quarter.

LSU seemed to have everything under control, keeping LTU off the board for most of the first half and building a 24-0 lead. But the Bulldogs mounted a rally that lasted nearly two quarters in which they scored 21 unanswered points behind the leadership of LTU quarterback J’Mar Smith and putting LSU fans at Tiger Stadium on the edge of their seats late in the game.

But the Tigers responded with a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns from running backs Nick Brossette and Clark Edwards-Helaire to put the Bulldogs out of reach for good and avoid disaster. The duo combined for five rushing touchdowns in the too-close-for-comfort victory.

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