#13 LSU rallies for come-from-behind win over #14 Wisconsin
HOUSTON - The LSU Tigers extended their FBS record winning streak in regular season non-conference games to 46 by rallying to beat Wisconsin 28-24 on Saturday night.
For much of the first three quarters, a win did not seem like a likely outcome.
The Tigers, according to head coach Les Miles, "sputtered" during the first half, gaining only 17 yards on the ground and falling behind 17-7.
The Tigers fell even deeper into a whole going down 24-7 in the 3rd, but a converted fake punt in the 3rd quarter sparked the team and led them to a furious comeback.
"We made a lot of mistakes today, but with victory, it'll be a lot easier to correct them," said Miles after the game.
The Tigers only completed 9 passes in the game and gave up over 200 yards rushing, but starting quarterback Anthony Jennings made big plays late, including a 35 yard touchdown throw to John Diarse, and Kenny HIlliard ran for 110 yards and the game-winning touchdown in the 4th quarter.
Hilliard's total was his best in 2 years, shy of his career-best 141 vs. North Texas in 2012, but very necessary on a night when not much else worked for the Tigers.
In his much ballyhooed debut, Leonard Fournette had a quiet night, with the Tigers freshman running back totalling 18 yards on 8 carries, with a long of 5 yards.
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