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LSU pulls away from West Virginia

Posted on: September 24, 2011 11:49 pm
Edited on: September 24, 2011 11:52 pm
 
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Officially, the nation’s No. 1 team resides in Norman, Okla., and has ever since the preseason Associated Press and coaches polls debuted last month.

However, the folks in Baton Rouge feel they have a pretty good argument. Especially after LSU’s latest victory, 47-21, at No. 16 West Virginia Saturday night. 

The Tigers (4-0) are the nation’s only team that has played three ranked teams in their first four games. LSU has defeated No. 3 Oregon 40-27 and won at No. 25 Mississippi State 19-6 and nearly hit half-a-hundred at West Virginia. None of those games were at home.

It was the most points allowed at home in regulation by West Virginia since allowing 48 to Maryland in 2002. 

The Tigers were badly outgained – again – but won handedly. The defense allowed more than 500 yards, yet LSU won comfortably.

In the third quarter alone West Virginia racked up 231 yards (by comparison, LSU allowed only 193 the entire game at Mississippi State), but LSU was too resilient. 

After Dustin Garrison’s 1-yard run pulled West Virginia within 27-21 with 1:16 remaining in the third, the capacity crowd of 62,056 at Milan Puskar Stadium was rocking.

The Mountaineers, trying to make a statement for the beleaguered Big East, had rallied from a 27-7 deficit.

On the ensuing kickoff, LSU’s Maurice Claiborne ended WVU’s upset hopes, racing 99 yards, putting the Tigers back up 34-21. 

LSU added a pair of fourth quarter touchdowns in cruising to its 36th consecutive non-conference victory, the nation’s longest current streak.

Next up for LSU: a home gimmie against Kentucky on Saturday, followed by a visit from nationally ranked Florida on Oct. 8.

Is LSU the most fortunate team in America or the best? The Tigers might just be both.


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Since: May 20, 2010
Posted on: September 25, 2011 3:07 am
 

LSU pulls away from West Virginia

I was hoping WVU would make a statement tonight with a win and impress the te bigger conferences, but LSU humbled us.  I just wonder after this if we get a 2nd look,  The current big east will probaby lose its aq status.



Since: Nov 14, 2006
Posted on: September 25, 2011 2:07 am
 

LSU pulls away from West Virginia

LSU has beaten is the only team in the country to play and beat 3 ranked opponents and they did it on the road, and u say Alabama  will beat them fairly easily, have U ever watched a LSU/Alabama game, wins don't come easy for either side in this battle. Wins don't come easy for anybody in the SEC unless u are playing Vandebilt!!
 



Since: Sep 6, 2010
Posted on: September 25, 2011 1:57 am
 

LSU pulls away from West Virginia

Great win by LSU!!!



Since: Jan 7, 2008
Posted on: September 25, 2011 1:18 am
 

Good Game

WVU guy here... Nice game LSU.  Right as the Mountaineers were fighting to get back in it, the Tigers did what a champion does and responds.  Fair play.  It was a good hard fought game, ... LSU size in line was difference late in the game.  I thought WVU put up a good battle, but just didnt have enough.  That #7 on LSU is a great player.   I hope you all enjoyed the game as well and can be proud enough to give the Mountaineers some props as well.  Take care.



Since: Dec 6, 2007
Posted on: September 25, 2011 1:18 am
 

LSU pulls away from West Virginia

It's a no brainer you loose the turnover battle, and get no turnovers yourself your going to loose! It also helps when your punter pins the other team inside their own 5 yard line four times, Oh and I forgot to mention that your gave up a kickoff return and also had two punts for 27 and 26 yards! Game summary end of story!



Since: Aug 17, 2008
Posted on: September 25, 2011 1:13 am
 

LSU pulls away from West Virginia

Nobody is mentioning how LSU is winning the turnover battle big time. Thats how they're blowing these teams out

And yes they won big on the scoreboard, but their vaunted defense gave up 500 yards of offense and they got outgained nearly 2-1. LSU's defensive pass rush looked suspect. Oklahoma sleeped walked through a decent Missouri team, but I dont think LSU did enough to claim #1.

And are we going to continue to call Mississippi State a top 25 team for the rest of the season? They're 2-2, lost to a bad Auburn team and just barely escaped La Tech in overtime. Every bit of worthy as being top 25 as Penn State

Still I believe no team looks like a true #1 and the top 3 are interchangeable.

Need to see more football




Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: September 25, 2011 1:05 am
 

LSU pulls away from West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Officially, the nation’s No. 1 team resides in Norman, Okla., and has ever since the preseason Associated Press and coaches polls debuted last month.

However, the folks in Baton Rouge feel they have a pretty good argument. Especially after LSU’s latest victory, 47-21, at No. 16 West Virginia Saturday night. 

The Tigers (4-0) are the nation’s only team that has played three ranked teams in their first four games. LSU has defeated No. 3 Oregon 40-27 and won at No. 25 Mississippi State 19-6 and nearly hit half-a-hundred at West Virginia. None of those games were at home.

It was the most points allowed at home in regulation by West Virginia since allowing 48 to Maryland in 2002. 

The Tigers were badly outgained – again – but won handedly. The defense allowed more than 500 yards, yet LSU won comfortably.

In the third quarter alone West Virginia racked up 231 yards (by comparison, LSU allowed only 193 the entire game at Mississippi State), but LSU was too resilient. 

After Dustin Garrison’s 1-yard run pulled West Virginia within 27-21 with 1:16 remaining in the third, the capacity crowd of 62,056 at Milan Puskar Stadium was rocking.

The Mountaineers, trying to make a statement for the beleaguered Big East, had rallied from a 27-7 deficit.

On the ensuing kickoff, LSU’s Maurice Claiborne ended WVU’s upset hopes, racing 99 yards, putting the Tigers back up 34-21. 

LSU added a pair of fourth quarter touchdowns in cruising to its 36th consecutive non-conference victory, the nation’s longest current streak.

Next up for LSU: a home gimmie against Kentucky on Saturday, followed by a visit from nationally ranked Florida on Oct. 8.

Is LSU the most fortunate team in America or the best? The Tigers might just be both.

 
They may in fact be #1 when they head to Alabama on November 5. There the Tigers BCS title hopes will die. Alabama will beat them and fairly easily. Alabama is the class of the SEC. They whipped a pretty good Razorback team today. All LSU did was beat the best team in the Big Least.



Since: Apr 28, 2010
Posted on: September 25, 2011 12:48 am
 

LSU pulls away from West Virginia

That was frustrating to watch as a WVU fan.  LSU is the real deal though.



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