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LSU rolls over Utah State

LSU’s Joe Burrow
SPORTS SCENE PHOTO/Peter Silas Pasqua

BATON ROUGE – Fifth-ranked LSU out-gained Utah State 601-159 on its way to a 42-6 midday victory that wrapped up non-conference play for the Tigers 42-6 on Saturday in Tiger Stadium.

LSU (5-0) was again led by quarterback Joe Burrow, who completed 27-of-38 passes for 344 yards with five touchdowns. Burrow also ran for a 1-yard score early in the second quarter.

Wide receiver Justin Jefferson led LSU with nine catches for 155 yards and two touchdowns, while tight end Thaddeus Moss caught five passes for 39 yards including an 8-yard TD that gave LSU the final margin with 13:23 to play in the fourth quarter.

Clyde Edwards-Helaire carried a game-high 14 times for 72 net yards, while Tyrion Davis-Price (11 for 53) and John Emery Jr. (8 for 45) also saw action.

Defensively, LSU allowed recorded 10 tackles for loss and had interceptions by Grant Delpit, Derek Stingley Jr. and Kary Vincent Jr. Patrick Queen led the Tigers with six tackles.

The Tigers return to action Saturday, Oct. 12 against Florida at 7 p.m. in Tiger Stadium.