WBRZ http://www.wbrz.com/ WBRZ Top Story Sports Top Story Sports en-us Copyright 2017, WBRZ. All Rights Reserved. Feed content is not avaialble for commercial use. () () Mon, 23 Oct 2017 HH:10:ss GMT Synapse CMS 10 WBRZ http://www.wbrz.com/ 144 25 LSU defense helps Tigers to early lead over Syracuse http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-defense-helps-tigers-to-early-lead-over-syracuse/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-defense-helps-tigers-to-early-lead-over-syracuse/ Top Story Sports Sat, 23 Sep 2017 6:54:44 PM Michael Cauble LSU defense helps Tigers to early lead over Syracuse

BATON ROUGE - Tiger freshman cornerback Greedy Williams jumped the first pass of the game from Syracuse quarterback Eric Dungey and raced 28 yards to the one yard line setting the tone for LSU early in their game against the Orangemen on Saturday night in Death Valley.

LSU then plunged in from one yard out for the early lead as running back Derrius Guice leaped into the endzone with ease to push the Tigers ahead 7-0.

After that however it's been an ugly game as LSU only accounted for 10 yards of offense on 10 plays, rushing for minus one yard in the first quarter of play.

The Tiger defense allowed a 17 play drive that chewed up 6:33 minutes of clock, however they were able to keep Syracuse out of the endzone as the Orangemen kicked a 42 yard field goal to cut the lead to 7-3 for LSU.


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FINAL: LSU dominates BYU in season opener despite multiple players absent http://www.wbrz.com/news/final-lsu-dominates-byu-in-season-opener-despite-multiple-players-absent/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/final-lsu-dominates-byu-in-season-opener-despite-multiple-players-absent/ Top Story Sports Sat, 2 Sep 2017 8:15:52 PM Michael Cauble FINAL: LSU dominates BYU in season opener despite multiple players absent

NEW ORLEANS - The LSU Tiger football team overcame penalties on offense and absent players on defense to beat the BYU Cougars 27-0 in their 2017 season opener in the Superdome.

LSU extended their defensive dominance in the second half of the game and although the offense bogged down inside the red-zone the Tigers were able to come away with points three of the four times to lead the game 27-0 with under ten minutes to play in the game.

The Tigers however have looked far from a perfect as they've committed eight penalties for -70 yards.

Tiger quarterback Danny Etling has connected on 14 of 17 attempts for 173 yards with a long of 52 yards, however LSU has been working on a steady dose of the run game.

LSU tailback Derrius Guice has rushed for 120 yards on 27 carries including two short touchdown runs that pushed LSU ahead on the scoreboard.

Dave Aranda's defense has been phenomenal limiting BYU to 93 total yards including just 2 yards rushing. 

The Tigers have also taken the field without a number of players including several starters.

As many as 13 LSU players who were expected to take part in the season opener are not dressed out or on the trip for unknown reasons.

LSU head coach Ed Orgeron said earlier in the week that he would handle discipline in-house and not announce any suspensions for his team because he felt it was a competitive advantage for his team.

Of those not dressed out or in attendance, starting cornerback Kevin Tolliver, starting middle linebacker Donnie Alexander, starting nickleback Xavier Lewis and back-up linebacker Michael Divinity. 

LSU was expected to start as many as seven new starters on defense and three on offense before the absences.  

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Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze Resigns http://www.wbrz.com/news/ole-miss-head-coach-hugh-freeze-resigns/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/ole-miss-head-coach-hugh-freeze-resigns/ Top Story Sports Thu, 20 Jul 2017 7:02:07 PM Michael Cauble Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze Resigns

OXFORD, MS - Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze resigned abruptly on Thursday night according to a tweet sent out from the University of Mississippi football program.

The school has a press conference scheduled for 7:30 p.m. CST that will air on the SEC Network live to discuss the matter.

Yahoo Sports published a report around the same time of the tweet that links a phone call from Freeze's University issued phone to an escort service in the Tampa Bay, Florida area.

Offensive line coach Matt Luke takes over the reigns of the program on an interim basis.

Freeze and the Rebel program have been under investigation by the NCAA for the past two years for alleged improper benefits to players and recruits.

Ole Miss self-imposed a one year bowl ban for the upcoming 2017 season, however the NCAA is expected to punish the school further.

Freeze was going to enter his sixth season in Oxford, he has a 39-25 record at Ole Miss and is coming off a 5-7 season.


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