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Tigers explode on offense to win Texas Bowl 56-27

1 year 11 months 2 weeks ago Wednesday, December 30 2015 Dec 30, 2015 December 30, 2015 9:02 AM December 30, 2015 in LSU Sports
Source: WBRZ Sports 2
By: Michael Cauble

Houston, TX - The LSU Tigers rode the legs of running back Leonard Fournette to a blowout win over Texas Tech in the Texas Bowl.

The Tigers won 56-27, the most scoring in an LSU bowl game.

Fournette raced for a bowl record number of points rushing for four touchdowns and catching another.  

LSU led 21-13 at the half, but Texas Tech came out of the locker room with a plan on defense to limt the Tigers.

However that plan was burried under a Bowl record scoring jaunt from Fournette who's raced for 212 yards on 29 carries.

The Tigers mixed in big chunk passing plays when needed and quarterback Brandon Harris is 13 of 22 for 254 yards with a touchdown and interception.  

Harris also rushed for a 26 yard touchdown to put the Tigers back in front by three scores.

- EARLIER UPDATE -

LSU taking a 7-0 lead courtesy of RB Leonard Fournette on a 2 yard run.

The Red Raiders would respond later in the quarter. QB Patrick Mahomes connected with Jakeem Grant to make it 7-6.

The next play from scrimmage, WR DJ Chark, on the first touch of his career, takes a 79 yard run to the house to make it 14-6. The run was the longest in Texas Bowl History.

Fournette adding to the score in the 2nd quarter when he took a 44 yard Brandon Harris pass to the endzone to make it 21-6.

Red Raiders narrowed the lead to 21-13 when Mahomes went to Grant for a 3 yard TD score.

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