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LSU rolls Ole Miss

LSU’s Justin Jefferson
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OXFORD, Ms. – Joe Burrow set LSU’s single-season passing record and tossed five touchdowns as top-ranked LSU built a 31-7 halftime lead and held off Ole Miss 58-37 Saturday night at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.

LSU’s senior quarterback completed 32-of-42 passes for a career-best 489 yards to give the Tigers a 10th win in 2019. In the process he broke Rohan Davey’s 2001 yardage record (3,347) and stands at 3,687 through 10 games. Burrow also completed a school-record 17-straight passes.

LSU (10-0, 6-0 SEC) returns home to face Arkansas on Nov. 23 at 6 p.m. with a chance to secure a berth in the Dec. 7 SEC Championship game with a victory.

Wide receivers Ja’Marr Chase and Justin Jefferson each eclipsed 1,000 yards on the season with the duo becoming the third in SEC history to reach the milestone joining Florida’s Jabar Gaffney and Reche Caldwell in 2001 and LSU’s Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham Jr. in 2013.

Chase caught eight passes for 227 yards and three touchdowns setting LSU’s single-season record with 13. Jefferson also had nine catches for 112 yards and two touchdowns and running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire had 172 yards and a touchdowns on 23 carries.

LSU’s 714 yards of total offense was the second-most in program history. The teams also combined for 1,328 yards which was third most in an SEC game.

Ole Miss’s John Ryes Plumlee had a school quarterback rushing record with 212 yards scoring four touchdowns on the ground.