COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Derrius Guice pressed a Texas AM turkey full of yards and touchdowns Thursday night while Leonard Fournette could usually watch on radio behind home with his ankle injury.
Guice, LSU’s No. 2 tailback, filled in for a harmed Fournette and afterwards some as he pennyless a propagandize record for yards in a diversion set by Fournette usually final month by gaining 285 yards on 37 carries while scoring four touchdowns to lead a No. 25 Tigers over No. 22 Texas AM, 54-39, in front of 102,961 during Kyle Field.
“He’s no warn to us,” pronounced Texas AM manager Kevin Sumlin, who watched Guice benefit 79 yards on 10 carries in a 19-7 win over a Aggies final season. “He’s a home run hitter.”
LSU (7-4, 5-3 Southeastern Conference) finished a unchanging deteriorate with a flourish, totaling 622 yards as quarterback Danny Etling also played his best diversion as a Tiger, completing 20 of 28 passes for 324 yards and two touchdowns. It was a second many sum yards ever for an LSU highway team. The Tigers gained 630 in a win over Ole Miss in Jackson, Mississippi, in 1987. And all 622 came opposite former LSU defensive coordinator John Chavis, who is still inextricable in a lawsuit over his agreement buyout with LSU.
“We couldn’t get off a margin on invulnerability in a second half,” said Sumlin, who watched Chavis’ invulnerability concede 34 points and 346 yards in a second half. “It wasn’t third down. It was removing off a field. There were issues. It was initial and second down.”
It was usually about each down.
The Tigers took a 7-0 lead with 13:16 to go in a initial entertain on Guice’s initial touchdown – a 45-yard scamper. He combined another 45-yard touchdown early in a third entertain for a 27-10 lead, afterwards scored on a 6-yard run for a 34-10 lead with 7:45 to play. He scored his final touchdown on a 1-yard run for a 54-33 lead with 4:59 to go.
Fournette had set a diversion rushing record on Oct. 22 opposite Ole Miss when he shook off his season-long ankle damage after blank a prior game, gaining 284 yards on 16 carries with 3 touchdowns opposite a Rebels.
Guice, who suffered dual vicious fumbles inside a 10-yard line in a 16-10 detriment to Florida final week and ran a wrong approach on a luckless final play of a diversion from a Gators’ 1, hold onto a round on this night. He had 77 yards on 6 carries in a initial entertain alone and was over 100 during 117 on 13 carries by halftime. He entered a fourth entertain with 219 yards on 23 carries.
“He was resilient,” pronounced LSU halt manager Ed Orgeron, who showed a lot of that himself as he fielded questions about his slipping try-out for a permanent pursuit with Houston manager Tom Herman now reportedly tighten to usurpation a LSU conduct coaching job.
“I don’t know what’s going to happen,” Orgeron said. “I conclude a approach people have upheld me. I’ve never been treated like an halt coach. we couldn’t be some-more appreciative.”
The Tigers appeared to be using divided with a game midway by a third entertain after Guice’s third touchdown for a 34-10 lead. But a Aggies (8-4, 4-4 SEC) came right behind to cut it to 34-17 with 5:04 to play in a duration on a 33-yard touchdown run by tailback Trayveon Williams, and they kept entrance back. Quarterback Trevor Knight, who was pronounced to be out for a deteriorate with a shoulder damage 3 weeks ago, returned to a starting lineup and threw dual touchdowns in a fourth quarter to get a Aggies within 41-25 and 47-33 before LSU pulled away. He finished 14 of 30 for 211 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Etling finished 12 of 18 passes in a initial half for 156 yards with a ideally thrown fly settlement to far-reaching receiver Malachi Dupre for a 20-yard touchdown and 20-7 lead with 32 seconds to go before halftime. LSU could have been adult by more, yet it had to settle for a 23-yard margin idea by Colby Delahoussaye late in a second entertain for a 10-7 lead after pushing 69 yards in 9 plays. Delahoussaye combined a 32-yard margin idea early in a second entertain for a 13-7 lead after a another 69-yard expostulate in 10 plays that could not be finished in a finish zone.
Etling combined a 9-yard touchdown pass to far-reaching receiver Russell Gage with 10:03 to play for a 47-25 lead. Wide receiver D.J. Chark ran for a 7-yard touchdown early in a fourth entertain for a 41-17 lead.
LSU took a 7-0 lead on a initial possession of a diversion and indispensable usually 4 plays, as Guice sprinted 45 yards for a score. Texas AM answered immediately, though, as Knight shook off a shoulder damage that was said to have finished his deteriorate 3 weeks ago. He returned to movement as a starter and strike far-reaching receiver Christian Kirk for a 36-yard touchdown and 7-7 tie with 6:05 to go in a period.
In further to Fournette blank a diversion with an ankle damage that has worried him all season, a Tigers were also but starting center linebacker Kendell Beckwith (knee), defensive finish and pouch personality Arden Key (disciplinary suspension) and far-reaching receiver Travin Dural (shoulder).
“We’ve been by some stuff, and we’ve been resilient,” Orgeron said. “I usually wish we would’ve kick Florida.”
The Tigers will now wait their play end and a temperament of their subsequent coach. The bowl will be announced a week from Sunday. The coaching proclamation could come earlier than that or later.
Orgeron would not endorse if he still has a assembly with LSU jaunty executive Joe Alleva on Friday to plead his future.
“I’m usually going to take it one day during a time,” he said. “We’re going to applaud a win tonight. we know that. we might have some oyster sauce when we get home.”
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