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Burrow clinical, No. 4 LSU downs Northwestern State, 65-14

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) LSU coach Ed Orgeron had to play starting quarterback Joe Burrow longer than planned after a more competitive first half than expected against Northwestern State.

So Burrow seized the opportunity to post another impressive statistical line that will only help his cause if he winds up in the running for the Heisman Trophy.

Burrow completed 21 of 24 passes for 373 yards and two touchdowns, and fourth-ranked LSU pulled away in the second half for a 65-14 victory Saturday night.

''This is who we are as an offense,'' Burrow said. ''We are going to take our quick passes and our deep shots and that is going to continue to work well for us.''

For the second time in LSU's first three games, Burrow was subbed out in the third quarter because of a lopsided score. He is now 75 of 90 (83.3 percent) passing for 1,122 yards and 11 touchdowns this season.

Burrow also ran for 30 yards and a touchdown against Northwestern State (0-3), an FCS team that surprisingly kept the game close until the Tigers (3-0) dominated the third quarter.

''I felt confident that we were going to go out there and just keep chopping away,'' Orgeron said. ''I didn't raise my voice that much at halftime.

''When you win like that ... I'm not going to complain at all,'' Orgeron added.

In leading LSU to the 800th victory in the program's 126-year history, Burrow also became just the school's sixth quarterback to throw for 300 or more yards in consecutive games. Only Rohan Davey did it in three straight games, a mark Burrow can match next weekend.

Both of Burrow's TD tosses went to sophomore Terrace Marshall Jr., who has six touchdown catches this season after none last season. Marshall's first touchdown was an opportunistic, diving grab of a ball that missed its intended target when tight end Stephen Sullivan stumbled.

The Tigers' Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Tyrion Davis-Price each ran for two TDs and John Emery had one, while Justin Jefferson caught five passes for 124 yards. LSU's Trey Palmer added a 54-yard punt return touchdown in the fourth quarter.

''I'm happy with the point output, but I still feel like we could have done better,'' Burrow said.

Northwestern State QB Shelton Eppler connected on 21 of 38 passes for 225 yards and two touchdowns. Quan Shorts had eight catches for 66 yards and a TD, and David Fitzwater had 68 yards receiving and a score on three catches.

SLOW START

LSU players heard some boos when first half ended with the Tigers up 24-14.

Having lost 33-7 at home to Division II Midwestern State a week earlier, the Demons were not expected to enjoy much success against a Tigers squad coming off a victory at Texas. But they took a 7-3 lead when Eppler fired a 17-yard scoring pass to Shorts in the first quarter - the first TD Northwestern State had ever scored against LSU in 12 meetings dating back to 1911.

The Tigers responded with consecutive touchdown drives. But Northwestern State came back with a six-play, 75-yard scoring drive, which ended with Fitzwater uncovered in the end zone after outside linebacker Andre Anthony lost track of the tight end.

LSU went back up 10 on Edwards-Helaire's second short TD run, but the Tigers' chance to widen the lead before halftime took a hit when Dylan Wilson intercepted one of only two of Burrow's passes all half that did not find a receiver. Northwestern State took over at the LSU 17, but was held to a missed field goal.

''We had the opportunity to cut it to three or seven,'' Demons coach Brad Laird said. ''Moving forward against a good football team, you've got to take advantage of that. But I'm really excited about the effort from my guys.''

At halftime, Burrow said, ''We were all pretty disappointed in ourselves.''

The Tigers turned up the intensity afterward, scoring on their next four possessions while holding the Demons without a first down on their first three series of the third quarter.

GETTING REST

With LSU opening SEC play next weekend, a handful of starters and regulars were held out. They included wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase, tight end Thaddeus Moss, left tackle Saahdiq Charles, outside linebacker K'Lavon Chaisson, middle linebacker Michael Divinity and defensive ends Glen Logan and Rashard Lawrence.

THE TAKEAWAY

While a number of Tigers appeared susceptible to a letdown early, Burrow was sharp throughout. In the first half, his 16-of-18 passing for 231 yards and a TD set him apart. His third quarter was even better, highlighted by his 48-yard completion to Jefferson and a 65-yard connection with Jontre Kirklin.

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LSU's lopsided final margin of victory should help the Tigers remain among the top five.

UP NEXT

Northwestern State visits Houston Baptist next Saturday.

LSU visits Vanderbilt next Saturday.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 2:12
36-C.York extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
65
Touchdown 2:45
3-T.Davis-Price runs 2 yards for a touchdown.
7
plays
62
yds
03:00
pos
14
64
Point After TD 7:22
36-C.York extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
58
Touchdown 7:38
9-P.Pastorello punts 38 yards from NWS 16. 33-T.Palmer runs 54 yards for a touchdown.
1
plays
54
yds
0:00
pos
14
57
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 2:16
36-C.York extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
51
Touchdown 2:25
3-T.Davis-Price runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
8
plays
64
yds
02:39
pos
14
50
Point After TD 6:26
36-C.York extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
44
Touchdown 6:30
4-J.Emery runs 4 yards for a touchdown.
4
plays
78
yds
01:37
pos
14
43
Point After TD 9:36
36-C.York extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
37
Touchdown 9:46
9-J.Burrow complete to 6-T.Marshall. 6-T.Marshall runs 6 yards for a touchdown.
7
plays
33
yds
02:32
pos
14
36
Missed Point After Touchdown 13:19
36-C.York extra point is no good.
plays
yds
pos
14
30
Touchdown 13:35
9-J.Burrow runs 5 yards for a touchdown.
4
plays
74
yds
00:00
pos
14
30
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 3:27
36-C.York extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
24
Touchdown 3:35
22-C.Edwards-Helaire runs 3 yards for a touchdown.
6
plays
70
yds
02:03
pos
14
23
Point After TD 5:38
43-S.Roblow extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
17
Touchdown 5:45
5-S.Eppler complete to 17-D.Fitzwater. 17-D.Fitzwater runs 26 yards for a touchdown.
7
plays
90
yds
03:05
pos
13
17
Point After TD 8:50
36-C.York extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
17
Touchdown 8:57
9-J.Burrow complete to 6-T.Marshall. 6-T.Marshall runs 14 yards for a touchdown.
7
plays
77
yds
02:51
pos
7
16
Point After TD 12:38
36-C.York extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
10
Touchdown 12:44
22-C.Edwards-Helaire runs 4 yards for a touchdown.
8
plays
69
yds
00:07
pos
7
9
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:16
43-S.Roblow extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
3
Touchdown 0:25
5-S.Eppler complete to 1-Q.Shorts. 1-Q.Shorts runs 17 yards for a touchdown.
10
plays
89
yds
05:11
pos
6
3
Field Goal 5:57
36-C.York 26 yards Field Goal is Good.
10
plays
57
yds
03:59
pos
0
3
Team Stats
1st Downs 15 31
Rushing 3 12
Passing 10 18
Penalty 2 1
3rd Down Conv 6-17 5-7
4th Down Conv 0-2 0-0
Total Net Yards 278 605
Total Plays 64 68
Avg Gain 4.3 8.9
Net Yards Rushing 46 122
Rush Attempts 23 35
Avg Rush Yards 2.0 3.5
Net Yards Passing 232 483
Comp. - Att. 23-41 29-33
Yards Per Pass 5.7 14.6
Sacked - Yards Lost 0-0 1-5
Penalties - Yards 3-34 4-55
Touchdowns 2 9
Rushing TDs 0 6
Passing TDs 2 2
Other 0 1
Turnovers 0 1
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 0-0
Int. Thrown 0 1
Punts - Avg 7-41.4 1-36.0
Return Yards 24 184
Punts - Returns 0-0 4-108
Kickoffs - Returns 1-16 3-76
Int. - Returns 1-8 0-0
Kicking 2/3 9/10
Extra Points 2/2 8/9
Field Goals 0/1 1/1
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Demons 0-3 770014
4 Tigers 3-0 321271465
232 PASS YDS 483
46 RUSH YDS 122
278 TOTAL YDS 605
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
J. West 21 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 16 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
7 16 0
J. West 7 16 0 6
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
J. West 21 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 12 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 12 0
J. West 1 12 0 12
G. Landry 84 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 8 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 8 0
G. Landry 2 8 0 4
T. Ash 11 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 6 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 6 0
T. Ash 1 6 0 6
K. Price 18 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
K. Price 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
M. Sonnier 20 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
M. Sonnier 5-1 0.0 0
R. Reed 8 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-5 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-5 0 0.0
R. Reed 4-5 0.0 0
N. Forde 23 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
N. Forde 3-0 0.0 0
T. Johnson 19 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
T. Johnson 1-0 0.0 0
R. Chatman 50 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
R. Chatman 1-0 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
P. Pastorello 9 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
7 41.4 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
7 41.4 1
P. Pastorello 7 41.4 1 49
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Burrow 9 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
87.5% 373 2 1 237.2
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
87.5% 373 2 1 237.2
J. Burrow 21/24 373 2 1
M. Brennan 15 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
88.9% 115 0 0 196.2
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
88.9% 115 0 0 196.2
M. Brennan 8/9 115 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
C. Edwards-Helaire 22 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
13 50 2
SEASON ATT YDS TD
13 50 2
C. Edwards-Helaire 13 50 2 13
J. Burrow 9 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 30 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
7 30 1
J. Burrow 7 30 1 9
T. Davis-Price 3 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 29 2
SEASON ATT YDS TD
7 29 2
T. Davis-Price 7 29 2 9
M. Brennan 15 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 9 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 9 0
M. Brennan 1 9 0 9
L. Fournette 27 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 7 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 7 0
L. Fournette 3 7 0 9
J. Emery Jr. 4 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 -2 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 -2 1
J. Emery Jr. 3 -2 1 4
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
J. Jefferson 2 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 124 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 124 0
J. Jefferson 5 124 0 48
T. Marshall Jr. 6 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
6 75 2
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 75 2
T. Marshall Jr. 6 75 2 21
J. Kirklin 13 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 75 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 75 0
J. Kirklin 2 75 0 65
J. Jenkins 83 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 67 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 67 0
J. Jenkins 5 67 0 35
S. Sullivan 10 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 51 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 51 0
S. Sullivan 4 51 0 19
D. Dillon 19 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 41 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 41 0
D. Dillon 3 41 0 26
D. Lee 5 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 28 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 28 0
D. Lee 1 28 0 28
T. Davis-Price 3 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 20 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 20 0
T. Davis-Price 2 20 0 18
T. Carter 44 FB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 7 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 7 0
T. Carter 1 7 0 7
J. Emery Jr. 4 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
J. Emery Jr. 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
J. Phillips 6 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-3 0 0.0
J. Phillips 5-3 0.0 0
D. Clark 35 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
D. Clark 5-1 0.0 0
K. Vincent Jr. 5 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
K. Vincent Jr. 4-1 0.0 0
C. Lewis 31 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.5
C. Lewis 3-1 0.5 0
N. Farrell Jr. 92 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
N. Farrell Jr. 3-2 0.0 0
J. Stevens 3 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
J. Stevens 3-0 0.0 0
D. Stingley Jr. 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
D. Stingley Jr. 2-0 0.0 0
T. Moore 49 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.5
T. Moore 2-1 0.5 0
J. Evans 94 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
J. Evans 2-0 0.0 0
A. Anthony 46 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
A. Anthony 2-1 0.0 0
T. Shelvin 72 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
T. Shelvin 2-1 0.0 0
S. Ika 62 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
S. Ika 2-0 0.0 0
E. Monroe 11 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
E. Monroe 2-0 0.0 0
G. Delpit 7 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
G. Delpit 1-1 0.0 0
T. Harris Jr. 4 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
T. Harris Jr. 1-0 0.0 0
M. Baskerville 23 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
M. Baskerville 1-1 0.0 0
B. Fehoko 91 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
B. Fehoko 1-1 0.0 0
B. Hubicz 82 TE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
B. Hubicz 1-0 0.0 0
R. Thornton 43 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
R. Thornton 0-1 0.0 0
P. Queen 8 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-4 0 0.0
P. Queen 0-4 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
C. York 36 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 8/9
SEASON FG XP
1/1 8/9
C. York 1/1 27 8/9 11
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
Z. Von Rosenberg 38 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
1 36.0 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
1 36.0 1
Z. Von Rosenberg 1 36.0 1 36
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
C. Edwards-Helaire 22 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 25.3 31 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
3 25.3 31 0
C. Edwards-Helaire 3 25.3 31 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Stingley Jr. 24 CB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 18.0 26 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
3 18.0 26 0
D. Stingley Jr. 3 18.0 26 0
T. Palmer 33 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 54.0 54 1
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 54.0 54 1
T. Palmer 1 54.0 54 1
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 NWST 25 4:58 11 40 Downs
5:36 NWST 25 5:11 10 89 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:38 NWST 25 0:43 3 3 Punt
8:50 NWST 25 3:05 7 90 TD
3:27 NWST 25 2:02 4 23 Punt
1:06 LSU 17 0:20 3 0 FG Miss
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:19 NWST 16 0:54 3 5 Punt
9:36 NWST 25 0:43 3 4 Punt
6:26 NWST 25 1:16 3 6 Punt
2:16 NWST 25 1:52 12 60 Downs
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:07 NWST 14 1:48 3 2 TD
7:22 NWST 25 0:55 3 1 Punt
2:12 NWST 25 0:47 3 1 Game
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:56 LSU 35 3:59 10 57 FG
0:16 LSU 31 0:07 8 69 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:48 LSU 23 2:51 7 77 TD
5:38 LSU 30 2:03 6 70 TD
1:17 LSU 15 0:00 1 71
1:06 LSU 15 0:00 1 68 INT
0:41 LSU 20 0:24 4 19 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
0:07 LSU 26 0:00 4 74 TD
12:18 NWST 33 2:32 7 33 TD
8:07 LSU 22 1:37 4 78 TD
5:04 LSU 45 2:39 8 64 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:12 LSU 20 1:58 4 30 Punt
5:45 LSU 38 3:00 7 62 TD