LSU Topples Arkansas 33-10
LSU entered Saturday's matinee against Arkansas as a 3 touchdown favorite, but found themselves in a tight 7-7 game at halftime after a lackluster performance through 2 quarters.
The second half was a different story, as the Tigers began to impose their will with solid running and a balanced offense, cruising to a 33-10 win.
"We ran the ball. We threw the ball. Our guys played with fire (in the second half)," said LSU head coach Ed Orgeron. "We played with poise."
LSU running back Derrius Guice (pictured) ran 21 times for 147 yards and 3 touchdowns, as the Tigers racked up 208 rushing yards as a team.
"He (Guice) hit the holes hard in the 2nd half, and we were getting good penetration up front," said Orgeron of his star running back and offensive line.
Quarterback Danny Etling missed a potential touchdown throw early in the game to tight end Foster Moreau, but settled in, putting together a good overall performance.
"(I was) very pleased with how he played in the 2nd half," said Orgeron of Etling. "He played tremendous, made tremendous decisions and tremendous reads."
Etling finished with 217 yards and 2 touchdowns on 11-17 passing.
His first score came late in the first quarter on a 45 yard touchdown pass to DJ Chark.
On the first play of the 4th quarter, Etling found Chark on a deep pass again, connecting on a 68 yard score.
Chark led all players with 4 receptions and 130 yards.
With the victory, LSU improves to 7-3 overall, 4-2 in SEC play, and they keep the Golden Boot trophy for at least another year.
Arkansas falls to 4-6 (1-5 in SEC) with the loss.
Next week, LSU travels to Knoxville for a matchup with Tennessee. Kickoff next Saturday is set for 6:00pm.