WBRZ http://www.wbrz.com/ WBRZ LSU Sports LSU Sports en-us Copyright 2014, WBRZ. All Rights Reserved. Feed content is not avaialble for commercial use. () () Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:10:18 GMT Synapse CMS 10 WBRZ http://www.wbrz.com/ 144 25 Beckham's star on the rise http://www.wbrz.com/news/beckham-s-star-on-the-rise/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/beckham-s-star-on-the-rise/ LSU Sports Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:56:39 AM AP Beckham's star on the rise

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Life in the NFL is changing quickly for New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr.

The first-round draft pick has gone from a player who could not get on the field because of a hamstring injury, to an exciting young talent to Giants' No. 1 playmaker in a span of roughly three weeks.

Add in the injury fellow wide receiver Victor Cruz and Beckham might be the most important person on the Giants' offense, with the exception of quarterback Eli Manning. The LSU product is clearly a rising star, with potential given some more playing time.

Don't forget, Beckham missed almost all of training camp, five preseason games and four regular-season games before getting on the field.

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LSU's White earns weekly honor from LSWA http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-s-white-earns-weekly-honor-from-lswa/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-s-white-earns-weekly-honor-from-lswa/ LSU Sports Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:54:28 AM AP LSU's White earns weekly honor from LSWA

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Grambling State, Louisiana Tech and LSU all scored important conference victories on Saturday and players from those schools won this week's state player of the week honors from the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.

Grambling quarterback Johnathan Williams had a big game against Arkansas-Pine Bluff to earn Offensive Player of the Week, while Tech's Terrell Pinson stood out earning not only state Defensive honors, but an ESPN helmet sticker as well after a win over UTSA. The special teams honor went to Tre'Davious White who had a punt return for a score in the LSU win over Kentucky.

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LSU sprinter accused of rape http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-sprinter-accused-of-rape/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-sprinter-accused-of-rape/ LSU Sports Tue, 21 Oct 2014 8:51:36 AM LSU sprinter accused of rape

BATON ROUGE - An All-American sprinter on LSU's track team has been arrested after a woman told investigators he allegedly raped her at an off-campus party.

20-year-old Nethaneel Joseph Mitchell-Blake was booked early Monday morning with forcible rape.

Deputies say the 18-year-old woman told investigators that Mitchell-Blake allegedly raped her early Sunday at his apartment complex. Investigators say Mitchell-Blake told deputies the sex was consensual.

An LSU spokesman said the school was aware of the off-campus incident. He said LSU has zero tolerance for any criminal activity.

It was unclear whether Mitchell-Blake has an attorney.

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Miles sees improvement with top 3 Ole Miss looming http://www.wbrz.com/news/miles-sees-improvement-with-top-3-ole-miss-looming/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/miles-sees-improvement-with-top-3-ole-miss-looming/ LSU Sports Mon, 20 Oct 2014 8:51:05 PM AP Miles sees improvement with top 3 Ole Miss looming

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU coach Les Miles says the Tigers are demonstrating improvement in all phases and enjoying a recent resurgence that has lifted them back into the Top 25 as a visit from third-ranked Mississippi approaches.

Miles says the Tigers' offensive line is blocking better in the running and passing game, while the defense is better prepared than it has been all season to deal with a quarterback as talented as the Rebels' Bo Wallace.

Miles also is pleased with recent big plays in the kick- and punt-return game that helped LSU roll to a 41-3 victory over Kentucky.

LSU has won two-straight SEC games and rushed for 303 yards against the Wildcats last Saturday, but Ole Miss has one of the top-rated defenses in the nation.

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College Gameday coming to Baton Rouge http://www.wbrz.com/news/college-gameday-coming-to-baton-rouge/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/college-gameday-coming-to-baton-rouge/ LSU Sports Sun, 19 Oct 2014 11:08:17 AM Greg Renoud College Gameday coming to Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE - ESPN announced Sunday that they will broadcast their popular college football pregame show from Baton Rouge next Saturday when LSU takes on Ole Miss.

The news came Sunday morning after the Tigers dismantled the Kentucky Wildcats 41-3.

ESPN's College Gameday airs on ESPN from 8 to 11 a.m. central time Saturday morning and will set up on the parade grounds near the LSU Student Union and Memorial Tower. The show is hosted by Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, and Lee Corso.

LSU and Ole Miss will square off at 6:15 on ESPN.

It is the 10th time the show will be broadcast from LSU. Currently the tigers are on a 3 game losing streak and 5-4 overall when College Gameday is in Baton Rouge. Between home, away, and neutral site games, the Tigers are 14-7 overall when the tigers play at a Gameday site.

This will be Gameday's first trip to Baton Rouge since LSU lost to Alabama on a touchdown in the final minute of the game in 2012. The Tigers got some attention recently on Gameday when Katy Perry held up a corn dog to taunt LSU fans while making her pick on who would win.

LSU is currently ranked No. 23 and No. 24 in the coaches poll and Associated Press poll respectively. Ole Miss is No. 3 in both polls.

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Magee leads LSU past Kentucky, 41-3 http://www.wbrz.com/news/magee-leads-lsu-past-kentucky-41-3/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/magee-leads-lsu-past-kentucky-41-3/ LSU Sports Sat, 18 Oct 2014 9:03:15 PM Associated Press Magee leads LSU past Kentucky, 41-3

BATON ROUGE - Terrence Magee amassed 220 all-purpose yards and rushed for two touchdowns, Tre'Davious White scored on a 67-yard punt return and LSU routed Kentucky 41-3 on Saturday night.

Travin Dural caught a 32-yard touchdown pass from Anthony Jennings and Leonard Fournette added a short scoring run for the Tigers (6-2, 2-2 Southeastern Conference), who raced to a 27-3 halftime lead en route to becoming bowl eligible for a school-record 15th straight year.

The Wildcats (5-2, 2-2) came to LSU in the thick of the SEC East race, only to be handed their fourth lopsided loss in as many trips to Death Valley since 2000.

Kentucky also saw freshman running back Stanley "Boom" Williams, their all-purpose yards leader, knocked from the game on a helmet-to-helmet hit during a kickoff return.

Patrick Towles completed 19 of 36 passes for 146 yards and Austin MacGinnis kicked a 33-yard field goal for Kentucky.

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SEC scoreboard: Bama routs A&M, Ole Miss sets up showdown with LSU http://www.wbrz.com/news/sec-scoreboard-bama-routs-aandm-ole-miss-sets-up-showdown-with-lsu/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/sec-scoreboard-bama-routs-aandm-ole-miss-sets-up-showdown-with-lsu/ LSU Sports Sat, 18 Oct 2014 10:39:10 PM Chris Price SEC scoreboard: Bama routs A&M, Ole Miss sets up showdown with LSU

BATON ROUGE - The top-billed game in the SEC this weekend turned out to be a dud, as Alabama beat up on Texas A&M 59-0, just one of many lopsided games in the league on Saturday. 

While the Tide rolled, Ole Miss ran its perfect record to 7-0 as the Rebel Bear beat Tennessee 34-3. 

The result means that LSU will host the Rebels with their highest ranking (#3) since 1963, when the Rebels came to Baton Rouge and beat LSU 37-3. In fact, the Rebels have only been ranked in this game 4 times since 1963. 

Around the SEC East, South Carolina picked up a win over Furman 41-10, Georgia got off to a big lead against Arkansas and then held off a late rally to win 45-32.

Florida turned the ball over 6 times in a loss to Missouri 42-13, as the Tigers won despite just 119 yards of offense. The Gators are now 2-3 in the SEC, while Missouri improved to 2-1 in league play. 


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LSU, Miami to open 2018 season at home of Cowboys http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-miami-to-open-2018-season-at-home-of-cowboys/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-miami-to-open-2018-season-at-home-of-cowboys/ LSU Sports Thu, 16 Oct 2014 3:52:06 PM APNewsNow LSU, Miami to open 2018 season at home of Cowboys

ARLINGTON, TX - LSU and Miami will open the 2018 season at the $1.2 billion home of the Dallas Cowboys.

The 10th contest in the season-opening Cowboys Classic will be the first regular-season meeting between the schools since 1988. The Labor Day weekend date for the game is Sept. 1, 2018.

The Tigers and Hurricanes met most recently in the 2005 Chick-fil-A Bowl, won by LSU 40-3. Miami won at LSU 44-3 in the last regular-season meeting.

LSU is 3-0 at the home of the Cowboys, twice winning the season-opening event and beating Texas A&M in the Cotton Bowl to finish the 2010 season.

Miami has yet to play in the 80,000-seat stadium that will be the site of the first championship game in the new College Football Playoff this season.

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Jones expects new arrivals to help LSU into NCAAs http://www.wbrz.com/news/jones-expects-new-arrivals-to-help-lsu-into-ncaas/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/jones-expects-new-arrivals-to-help-lsu-into-ncaas/ LSU Sports Wed, 15 Oct 2014 4:10:33 PM Jones expects new arrivals to help LSU into NCAAs

BATON ROUGE - Johnny Jones says one of the key challenges in his third season as LSU's coach will be trying to win games while learning about a team full of new players in prominent roles.

Jones, who spoke during LSU's media day on Wednesday, is trying to end what has grown to a six-year stint without an NCAA tournament bid for the Tigers.

LSU returns just two players who averaged more than 12 minutes last season - forward Jordan Mickey and swingman Jarell Martin.

The three newcomers projected to play significant minutes are transfer point guard Josh Gray, transfer shooting guard Keith Hornsby and freshman center Elbert Robinson.

Jones says practice has been promising, but he won't really know what kind of team he has until LSU gets into its schedule.

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Alumni to join up with LSU Tiger Marching Band http://www.wbrz.com/news/alumni-to-join-up-with-lsu-tiger-marching-band/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/alumni-to-join-up-with-lsu-tiger-marching-band/ LSU Sports Wed, 15 Oct 2014 2:58:12 PM Brock Sues Alumni to join up with LSU Tiger Marching Band

BATON ROUGE - More than 700 members of the LSU Tiger Marching Band will take to the field at halftime during next Saturday's football game against Kentucky as alumni and students combine to form a massive Golden Band from Tigerland of past and present.

Along with the current 325 students in the band, Tiger band alumni including musicians, Tigerettes, Golden Girls and Colorguard will take part in the Oct. 18 halftime show that will be the second-largest band performance in the history of Tiger Band Reunion. Now in its 28th year, the reunion is sponsored by the LSU Alumni Association in conjunction with the Tiger Marching Band.

"We have had a record-breaking response from Tiger Band alumni musicians who are attending from 22 states across the nation," said Cliff Vannoy, association president. "We know the fans in Tiger Stadium will enjoy the show as much as the alumni band members will enjoy performing."

The halftime performance is just the centerpiece of a weekend of reunion activities for marching band alumni on LSU's campus. Alumni will attend a casual social at the Lod Cook Alumni Center on Friday night and will be treated to breakfast Saturday before a rehearsal at the LSU Indoor Practice Facility. It all wraps up with a pre-game tailgate party scheduled to happen at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

If you're an alumni of the band that would like to participate in the historic reunion, contact Brandi Roberts of the alumni association at (225) 578-3852 or register online at www.lsualumni.org.

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LSU announces 2015 football schedule http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-announces-2015-football-schedule/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-announces-2015-football-schedule/ LSU Sports Wed, 15 Oct 2014 9:40:15 AM APNewsNow LSU announces 2015 football schedule

BATON ROUGE - Home games against Southeastern Conference rivals Auburn, Arkansas, Texas A&M and Florida highlight the 2015 LSU football schedule.

LSU opens the 2015 season against McNeese State on Sept. 5 in Tiger Stadium in the first of four non-conference games for the Tigers next year. LSU will travel to face Syracuse in the Carrier Dome on Sept. 26 followed by a home game against Eastern Michigan on Oct. 3. Western Kentucky rounds out the non-conference portion of the schedule on Oct. 24 in Tiger Stadium.

LSU's game against Syracuse will be just the third meeting between the teams and the first since the 1989 Hall of Fame Bowl in Tampa. LSU and Syracuse also played in the 1965 Sugar Bowl in New Orleans with the Tigers posting a 13-10 win over the Orange. Syracuse will make the return trip to Baton Rouge in 2017.

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LSU releases 2015 football schedule http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-releases-2015-football-schedule/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-releases-2015-football-schedule/ LSU Sports Tue, 14 Oct 2014 8:57:44 PM Michael Cauble LSU releases 2015 football schedule

The SEC released its' conference schedule for the upcoming football season and the loss of an extra open date was noticeable right away.  In 2014 each team has two open dates on their season, next season there will be only one.

As they have in years past, the LSU Tigers have opted to schedule theirs before the ALabama game.

The 2015 schedule sets up with home and away tilts for the first half and then following the bye it resumes with the same format.

2015 LSU Schedule

Sept. 12 - at Mississippi State
Sept. 19 - AUBURN
Sept. 26 - at Syracuse
Oct. 10 - at South Carolina
Oct. 17 - FLORIDA
Oct. 31 - Open date
Nov. 7 - at Alabama
Nov. 14 - ARKANSAS
Nov. 21 - at Ole Miss
Nov. 28 - TEXAS A&M

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Mills pleads not guilty to battery charge http://www.wbrz.com/news/mills-pleads-not-guilty-to-battery-charge/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/mills-pleads-not-guilty-to-battery-charge/ LSU Sports Tue, 14 Oct 2014 9:20:02 AM Russell Jones Mills pleads not guilty to battery charge

BATON ROUGE - Suspended LSU football player Jalen Mills pleaded not guilty during formal arraignment today on battery charges from an incident this summer.

Mills was not at court, and his attorney entered the plea on his behalf.

Mills faces simple battery charges after witnesses said he punched a woman at his apartment complex on May 4, knocking her out. His attorney contests that story, claiming Mills' girlfriend was the one who actually hit the woman.

Head coach Les Miles suspended Mills from the team after the arrest. Mills was reinstated after his charges were reduced from felony battery to a misdemeanor.

A date for a status conference in the case was set for Jan. 27.

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Miles on his Milestone 100th win http://www.wbrz.com/news/miles-on-his-milestone-100th-win/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/miles-on-his-milestone-100th-win/ LSU Sports Mon, 13 Oct 2014 7:43:19 PM AP Miles on his Milestone 100th win

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Les Miles has seen LSU pull out 100 victories in all sorts of ways during his decade with the Tigers.

So while the coach praises the power running and clutch defense his team used to outlast Florida last weekend, he isn't hinting at whether Kentucky should expect something similar this Saturday.

Miles isn't even saying for certain who'll play quarterback. He says he was pleased with Anthony Jennings' steady play against the Gators, but may also give snaps to Brandon Harris against the Wildcats.

Milestones aside, Miles' 10th season at LSU hasn't been his best. With two losses, the Tigers are spending a second straight week outside the Top 25.

But with five games left, LSU players say this season can still be a memorable one.

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Night kickoff announced for LSU vs. Ole Miss http://www.wbrz.com/news/night-kickoff-announced-for-lsu-vs-ole-miss/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/night-kickoff-announced-for-lsu-vs-ole-miss/ LSU Sports Mon, 13 Oct 2014 10:30:15 AM Brock Sues Night kickoff announced for LSU vs. Ole Miss

BATON ROUGE - Southeastern Conference officials announced Monday a nighttime kick-off for the Oct. 25 clash between LSU and Ole Miss with kickoff set for either 6:15 or 6:30 p.m. CT.

LSU (5-2, 1-2 SEC) will take on third-ranked Ole Miss (6-0, 3-0 SEC) in the next of their nine consecutive night games. The Tigers haven't played under the bright lights so many times since their 1958 season.

The game will be televised by either ESPN (6 p.m.), ESPN2 or the SEC Network (both 6:30). The exact kickoff time will be announced by conference officials following the Oct. 18 slate of games.

If Ole Miss beats Tennessee this weekend (6 p.m. CT, ESPN), they will march into Tiger Stadium with an unblemished record for the first time since 1963. Additionally, it will be the first time the Rebels have faced LSU as a ranked opponent since 2003.

Before the historic meeting with the Rebels, LSU will play host to Kentucky (5-1, 2-1 SEC) on Saturday, Oct. 18, at 6:39 p.m. CT on the SEC Network. Radio listeners can catch the game on the LSU Sports Radio Network with the pregame show starting at 4:30 p.m.

Other SEC Football action on Oct. 25 includes:
*UAB at Arkansas, 11 a.m. CT, SEC Network
*Mississippi State at Kentucky, 2:30 p.m. CT, CBS
*Vanderbilt at Missouri, 3 p.m. CT, SEC Network
*Ole Miss at LSU, either 6:15 p.m. CT (ESPN) or 6:30 p.m. CT (ESPN2 or SEC Network)
*South Carolina at Auburn, either 6:15 p.m. CT (ESPN) or 6:30 p.m. CT (ESPN2 or SEC Network)
*Alabama at Tennessee, either 6:15 p.m. CT (ESPN) or 6:30 p.m. CT (ESPN2 or SEC Network)

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Delahoussaye nails 50 yard field goal to lift LSU to 30-27 win over Florida http://www.wbrz.com/news/delahoussaye-nails-50-yard-field-goal-to-lift-lsu-to-30-27-win-over-florida/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/delahoussaye-nails-50-yard-field-goal-to-lift-lsu-to-30-27-win-over-florida/ LSU Sports Sat, 11 Oct 2014 7:27:16 PM Chris Price Delahoussaye nails 50 yard field goal to lift LSU to 30-27 win over Florida

GAINESVILLE, FL - Colby Delahoussaye hit a 50-yard field goal with 3 seconds remaining to lift LSU to its first conference win of the season, beating Florida 30-27 and giving Les Miles his 100th career win with the Tigers.

The Gators hit a chip-shot field goal to tie LSU at 27 late in the 4th quarter in a crucial game for both teams, but LSU got a break when Rickey Jefferson intercepted a Jeff Driskel pass with under a minute left to set up the game-winning field goal. 

The game was back and forth the whole way, as Travin Dural reeled in a highlight-worthy one-handed touchdown catch to put LSU up 27-24 mid way through the 4th. 

Two big punt returns by Florida's Andre Debose led directly to 14 points for the Florida Gators, the second leading to a Jeff Driskel touchdown throw to put Florida up 24-20 in the 4th quarter.

On the strength of two Leonard Fournette touchdown runs, the Tigers built a 20-17 lead at the end of the 3rd quarter and the freshman running back has had the best game of his young career with 140 yards on 27 carries. 

Debose started the scoring with a punt return for a touchdown in the 1st quarter. 

LSU (5-2, 1-2) picked up its first conference win of the season, while the Gators (3-2, 2-2) fell to the middle of the pack in the SEC East. 

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Florida receivers falling short of expectations http://www.wbrz.com/news/florida-receivers-falling-short-of-expectations/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/florida-receivers-falling-short-of-expectations/ LSU Sports Thu, 9 Oct 2014 1:24:13 PM Mark Long Florida receivers falling short of expectations

GAINESVILLE, FL - Florida's receiving corps was supposed to be the program's deepest and most talented in years.

The wideouts have fallen short of expectations, even incurring partial blame for an offense that averaged a little more than 200 yards and 12 points the last two games.

Getting the group playing at a higher level is a top priority for Florida (3-1, 2-1 Southeastern Conference), which hosts LSU (4-2, 0-2) on Saturday night.

Coach Will Muschamp attributed 15 dropped passes to his receivers through four games, and that's only part of the problem.

Muschamp says "take ownership in your play and how you play and how you perform instead of point a finger at somebody else, which is the easiest thing to do and what we do in our society in most situations."

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Nighttime kickoff announced for LSU vs. Kentucky http://www.wbrz.com/news/nighttime-kickoff-announced-for-lsu-vs-kentucky/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/nighttime-kickoff-announced-for-lsu-vs-kentucky/ LSU Sports Tue, 7 Oct 2014 8:45:50 AM Brock Sues Nighttime kickoff announced for LSU vs. Kentucky

BATON ROUGE - Kickoff time for LSU's Oct. 18 meeting with Kentucky is set for 6:30 p.m. with the game to be televised exclusively on the SEC Network, according to an announcement from the Southeastern Conference on Tuesday morning.

The announcement of yet another night game in Death Valley means the Tigers will play eight consecutive night games in Baton Rouge, the first time the squad has played that many times under the bright lights in Baton Rouge in a single season since 1958.

Before they play the Wildcats, LSU, who are currently winless in conference play, will take on the Florida Gators (3-1, 2-1 SEC) at 6:30 p.m. CT (7:30 p.m. ET) in Gainesville this coming Saturday.

Other SEC Football action for Oct. 18 is as follows:

*Furman at South Carolina, 11 a.m. CT - SEC Network
*Texas A&M at Alabama, 2:30 p.m. CT - CBS
*Georgia at Arkansas (in Little Rock), 3 p.m. CT - SEC Network
*Tennessee at Ole Miss, 6 p.m. CT - ESPN or ESPN2
*Missouri at Florida, 6 p.m. CT - ESPN or ESPN2


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LSU's No.1 quarterback spot uncertain again http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-s-no-1-quarterback-spot-uncertain-again/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-s-no-1-quarterback-spot-uncertain-again/ LSU Sports Mon, 6 Oct 2014 2:16:43 PM APNewsNow LSU's No.1 quarterback spot uncertain again

BATON ROUGE - Which LSU quarterback holds the title of starter is uncertain again.

After naming Brandon Harris the starter a week ago, coach Les Miles now wants to observe Harris and season-opening starter Anthony Jennings "compete at practice" leading up to Saturday's game at Florida before assigning one of them to take first snaps.

Harris performed well in relief of Jennings earlier in the season, but compete only three of 14 passes for 58 yards in a 41-7 loss at Auburn and referred to his outing as "a nightmare." Jennings entered the game after Harris hurt his ankle, but was unable to lead any scoring drives.

Miles says Harris was healthy enough to practice Monday.

The Tigers will now try to avoid their first 0-3 start in Southeastern Conference play since 1999.

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LSU blown out by Auburn 41-7 http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-blown-out-by-auburn-41-7/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-blown-out-by-auburn-41-7/ LSU Sports Sat, 4 Oct 2014 5:17:36 PM Chris Price LSU blown out by Auburn 41-7

AUBURN, AL - The Auburn Tigers beat LSU 41-7 Saturday night as the LSU offense and defense took their turns in futility.

The 31 Auburn first half points was the tied for most-ever wtih Les Miles as head coach, and the 378 Auburn 1st half yards was the most under Miles.  

Meanwhile, Brandon Harris fell flat in his much-anticipated starting debut, completing just 3 of 14 passes for 58 yards with no touchdowns and no interceptions. 

Auburn scored on its first 4 possessions, getting touchdowns from Sammie Coates, Nick Marshall and C.J. Uzomah.

Brandon Harris, making his first start for LSU, has been erratic with his throws and shown little of the accuracy he displayed in relief appearances against Mississipppi State and New Mexico State.

LSU got a score from Kenny Hilliard to cut the lead to 17-7, but Auburn responded with the touchdown pass to Uzomah and never looked back. LSU has now given up more than 500 yards of offense in each of its 2 SEC games.

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