How They Scored: LSU-MSU
Published: Aug 31, 2007
LSU — Colt David connects on a 27-yard field goal at the 6:28 mark. DRIVE: 45 yards on seven plays. TIME OF POSSESSION: 2:16. KEY PLAYS: Danny McCray picks off Mississippi State quarterback Michael Henig with linebacker Ali Highsmith applying the pressure on a blitz. The Tigers carve out 35 yards on the ground on Jacob Hester’s 15-yard burst, Matt Flynn’s 5-yard keeper and two runs by Keiland Williams for 15 more. David puts LSU’s first points of the season on the scoreboard after the drive stalls.
LSU 3, Mississippi State 0
LSU — Keiland Williams darts in from a yard away 5:52 before halftime (David kick). DRIVE: 38 yards on eight plays. TIME OF POSSESSION: 2:38. KEY PLAYS: Jonathan Zenon snags an interception when Henig tries to wedge a pass to Lance Long on a one-on-one fly pattern. The Tigers move to the Bulldogs 8 when Flynn and Doucet hook up for 14 yards on third-and-11 and Hester crashes 17 yards on a toss play, with a springing block from Jared Mitchell. A third-down pass interference penalty on State’s Jasper O’Quinn against Doucet in the end zone sets up Williams’ 1-yard run.
LSU 10, Mississippi State 0
LSU — Williams plugs in from the 1 as time expires in the opening half (David kick). DRIVE: 41 yards on seven plays. TIME OF POSSESSION: 1:30. KEY PLAYS: Curtis Taylor swipes the fourth interception of the half for the Tigers and weaves 32 yards on the return to the Bulldogs 41. Flynn zips a third-down pass to Early Doucet for 18 yards and after LSU’s sixth penalty of the half, Terrance Toliver turns his first college reception into a 19-yard pickup to put the ball at the 13 and Williams squirts in three plays later.
LSU 17, Mississippi State 0
LSU — Doucet pulls down an 11-yard TD lob from Flynn at 12:53. (David kick). DRIVE: 72 yards on six plays. TIME OF POSSESSION: 2:07. KEY PLAYS: The Tigers methodically eviscerate the State defense after taking the second-half kickoff. Flynn whips three 11-yard completions to Doucet, including the TD and the Tigers QB also gobbles up 21 yards on a scramble, the last several courtesy of Brandon LaFell’s crunching block.
LSU 24, Mississippi State 0
LSU — Flynn slips a screen pass to Charles Scott, who dashes 11 yards for a TD at the 2:09 mark (David kick). DRIVE: 8 yards on two plays. TIME OF POSSESSION: 40 seconds. KEY PLAYS: Steltz nabs his second pick of the night and rambled 49 yards on the return to the State 8. That comes one play after Al Woods buries Henig for an 11-yard sack.
LSU 31, Mississippi State 0
LSU — Ryan Perrilloux knifes into the end zone from 3 yards away for his first career touchdown with 8:20 to go (David kick). DRIVE: 45 yards on nine plays. TIME OF POSSESSION: 5:21. KEY PLAYS: Stelz completes his opening-night hat trick with his third interception, this time going 51 yards the other direction on the return. Trindon Holliday carves out 16 yards on three carries and Perrilloux converts a third-and-6 when he zings a pass to Doucet.
LSU 38, Mississippi State 0
LSU — Perrilloux adds his first career passing TD when he floats a perfect strike to LaFell with 5:45 left to play (David kick). DRIVE: 36 yards on two plays. TIME OF POSSESSION: 29 seconds. KEY PLAYS: Woods smothers State quarterback Wesley Carroll’s fumble at the Bulldogs 36. Richard Murphy slashes his way to 21 yards on the first play.
LSU 45, Mississippi State 0
FINAL SCORE: LSU 45, Mississippi State 0.
UP NEXT: The No. 2-ranked Tigers play their home opener at 8:15 p.m. Sept. 8 when ninth-ranked Virginia Tech visits Baton Rouge.
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