NCAAF Game Recap - Louisiana State at Texas
Sat Sep 7, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

TxAM
10
Clem
24
F
NMSt
10
Ala
62
F
Murr
17
UGA
63
F
SD
14
Okla
70
F
Cin
0
OHSt
42
F
LSU
45
Tex
38
F
Army
21
Mich
24
F(1OT)
Tul
6
Aub
24
F
UT-M
0
Fla
45
F
NIU
17
Utah
35
F
Cal
20
Wash
19
F
Buff
13
PSU
45
F
Nev
6
Oreg
77
F
C Mi
0
Wisc
61
F
UCF
48
FlAtl
14
F
WestMI
17
MSU
51
F
Rut
0
Iowa
30
F
Syr
20
MD
63
F
NoCol
17
WaSt
59
F
Stan
20
USC
45
F
Marsh
7
Boise
14
F
Neb
31
Colo
34
F OT
Wake
41
Rice
21
F
W&M
17
UVA
52
F
SacSt
7
AzSt
19
F
Ohio
10
Pitt
20
F
(N/A)
23
Kent
26
F
WVU
7
Mizzu
38
F
Sou
24
Mem
55
F
BGSU
0
K St
52
F
OD
17
VaTec
31
F
ChaSo
10
SCar
72
F
Vand
24
Purd
42
F
UAB
31
Akr
20
F
WCU
0
NCSt
41
F
SoFL
10
GATec
14
F
Ford
29
Ball
57
F
TnTec
17
MiaOH
48
F
SMiss
15
MisSt
38
F
Gram
14
LaTec
20
F
SIU
45
UMass
20
F
E Il
0
Ind
52
F
Ill
31
UConn
23
F
Rich
13
BC
45
F
Char
41
App
56
F
WIl
13
ColSt
38
F
UTSA
14
Bayl
63
F
SDSU
23
UCLA
14
F
ULMon
44
FlaSt
45
F OT
Maine
18
GaSo
26
F
GWebb
9
ECU
48
F
NCAT
13
Duke
45
F
Furm
42
GASt
48
F
Wyo
23
TxSt
14
F
JacSt
14
SoAl
37
F
NorTx
27
SMU
49
F
McNee
14
OkSt
56
F
TnSt
26
MidTN
45
F
CoCar
12
Kans
7
F
BYU
29
Tenn
26
F(1OT)
E Ky
0
Lou
42
F
W Ky
20
FLInt
14
F
Stony
7
UtSt
62
F
Ark
17
Miss
31
F
Lib
14
ULLaf
35
F
E Mi
17
KY
38
F
UTEP
3
TxTch
38
F
PVAM
17
Hou
37
F
MiaFL
25
UNC
28
F
Tuls
34
SJSU
16
F
ArkSt
43
UNLV
17
F
Minn
38
Fres
35
F(1OT)
NoAZ
41
Ariz
65
F
OreSt
28
Hawaii
31
F

Sep 7, 2019, 7:30 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

(6) Louisiana State (2-0)

3

17

3

22

45

(9) Texas (1-1)

0

7

14

17

38

Burrow's 4 TD passes lead LSU over Texas 45-38
Sun Sep 8, 2019 1:02 AM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Joe Burrow was nearly perfect in the second half against Texas.

He had to be.

With Longhorns quarterback Sam Ehlinger matching him nearly blow for blow, Burrow and No. 6 LSU's new, wide-open offense could afford to make no mistakes. They didn't, and Burrow delivered all the big throws for the Tigers in a wild 45-38 win over the No. 9 Longhorns Saturday night in one of the biggest nonconference matchups of the season.

Burrow passed for 471 yards and four touchdowns, the last one to Justin Jefferson for 61 yards with 2:27 to play in a game that saw Texas storm back from a 20-7 halftime deficit and the teams trade seven touchdowns in the second half.

"Man, he was so fired up," LSU coach Ed Orgeron said. "The kid is a baller. He lives for that moment and I'll tell you what, those were some tough plays"

Burrow was razor sharp after halftime when he was 15-of-18 passing for 251 yards and two touchdowns. The final touchdown to Jefferson came on a third-and-long when Burrow stepped up to avoid a blitz and fired the pass. The completion was good enough for a first down and Jefferson did the rest when he broke a tackle and burst up the sideline to the end zone.

"I think if they get the ball back, it would have been a different story," said Orgeron, who was watching Ehlinger riddle the Tigers defense. "A phenomenal call, a phenomenal catch, a phenomenal play."

Jefferson finished with three touchdown catches and was one of three LSU receivers with more than 100 yards.

"They (Texas) were playing so well, I told the guys, we gotta get 40 and we'll win," Burrow said. "We had over 500 yards. It could have been 600, 700."

The touchdown put LSU (2-0) up by 14 but Ehlinger brought Texas back again with his fourth touchdown pass and second on the night to Devin Duvernay. LSU didn't put the game away until Texas came within inches of recovering an onside kick with 22 seconds left.

Ehlinger finished with 401 yards passing and four touchdowns for the Longhorns (1-1).

The win will give LSU some big early momentum in the long-term goal of reaching the College Football Playoff, but the rough SEC schedule still looms.

"I think it's a big statement, but obviously we want to play better," Orgeron said.

Texas coach Tom Herman said he'll immediately get his team to focus on the Big 12.

"This is Game 2 of a marathon," Herman said. "All our goals are still out there."

After the game, Herman and Burrow had a long embrace on the field. Herman was an assistant at Ohio State when he recruited Burrow to the Buckeyes but then left to take the head coaching job at Houston. Burrow spent three years at Ohio State before transferring to LSU.

Burrow also made a point to talk with Ehlinger, who kept bringing Texas back.

"He's a super tough guy. I was honored to be on the same field with him," Burrow said.

THE TAKEAWAY

LSU: The new offense is humming after two games. But the defense - and the players who taunted Texas before the game - gave up big plays and long touchdown drives with poor tackling. The Tigers secondary was gashed often in the second half, most notably by Texas slot receiver Devin Duvernay, who bowled over Tigers defenders again and again. Duvernay's 44-yard catch and run up the middle for a touchdown on 4thand-3 early in the fourth quarter kept Texas in the game.

LSU also gave up multiple pass interference penalties that help keep Texas' long touchdown drives going.

Texas: A poor start was overshadowed in the wild second half but it was important. The Longhorns blew two big chances for touchdowns in the first quarter. Eight plays inside LSU 10 yielded no points as both drives were stuffed at the goal line. Tailback Keaontay Ingram dropped a wide open touchdown pass from Ehlinger.

Herman had no regrets over not kicking field goals early.

"We play to win. That's why we went for it on the goal line. It's that simple," Herman said. "Our whole mantra in that game was to empty the chamber and play to win."

POLL POSITION

LSU will likely stay where it is because there's frankly not much room to move up. Don't expect Texas to fall very far. The Longhorns fought back in what could have been a blowout coming out of halftime.

BIG KICKS

LSU now knows what it has in freshman kicker Cade York. The Texan booted field goals of 33, 36 and 40 yards. The last one ensured the Tigers would keep a two-possession cushion with the Longhorns offense heating up.

CRAMPING UP

Kickoff temperatures were hovering around 100 degrees and LSU players had trouble with cramps all night. The cramps often seemed to hit just as Texas drives were gaining momentum. The home crowd booed when it thought an LSU player was stalling. Texas players didn't seem to have the same cramping problems.

Herman was asked if LSU's cramping halted his team's momentum.

"Yes," he said.

When asked if he thought LSU players were doing it on purpose, "I have no idea."

UP NEXT

LSU: Host FCS opponent Northwestern State on Sept. 14

Texas: At Rice on Sept. 14. The Longhorns are 41-1 against the Owls since 1966.

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Passing

LSU Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Burrow 39 31 79.5 4 471 61 1 140.5
Tex Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
S. Ehlinger 47 31 66.0 4 401 55 0 121.0
D. Duvernay 1 1 100.0 0 8 8 0 100.0

Rushing

LSU Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
T. Davis-Price 1 0 0.0 0 0
C. Edwards-Helaire 15 87 5.8 24 1
Tex Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
D. Duvernay 1 0 0.0 0 0
S. Ehlinger 19 60 3.2 17 1

Receiving

LSU Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
J. Jefferson 9 163 18.1 61 3
J. Chase 8 147 18.4 41 0
Tex Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
D. Duvernay 12 154 12.8 44 2
B. Eagles 5 116 23.2 55 1

Fumbles

Tex F FL
K. Ingram 1 0

Returning

LSU KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
D. Stingley Jr. 0 - 0 0 1 11.0 0 11
Tex KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
J. Smith 0 - 0 0 1 2.0 0 2

Punting

LSU Punt Yds Avg LgPu
Z. Von Rosenberg 2 96 48.0 52
Tex Punt Yds Avg LgPu
R. Bujcevski 3 132 44.0 55

Takeaways

Tex Int Yds InTD
J. Ossai 1 8 0

Team Stats Comparison

LSU Tex
Points For 45 38
Total Yards 573 530
Rushing Yards 102 121
Passing Yards 471 409
Passing Completions / Attempts 31/39 32/48
Turnovers 1 0
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Fumbles - Lost 0/0 1/0
First Downs 28 30
Penalties - Yards 6/65 6/50
Time Of Possession 7:07 53:53
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 6/12 8/15
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/0 1/3
Punts - Average Yards 2/48 3/44

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter LSU Tex
LSU 6:56 FG Cade York 36 yd FG 3 0
2nd Quarter LSU Tex
Tex 4:31 TD Brennan Eagles 55 yd pass from Sam Ehlinger (Cameron Dicker kick) 3 7
LSU 7:30 TD Justin Jefferson 6 yd pass from Joe Burrow (Cade York kick) 10 7
LSU 13:19 FG Cade York 33 yd FG 13 7
LSU 14:13 TD Justin Jefferson 21 yd pass from Joe Burrow (Cade York kick) 20 7
3rd Quarter LSU Tex
Tex 8:09 TD Sam Ehlinger 2 yd run (Cameron Dicker kick) 20 14
LSU 9:50 FG Cade York 40 yd FG 23 14
Tex 12:24 TD Jake Smith 20 yd pass from Sam Ehlinger (Cameron Dicker kick) 23 21
4th Quarter LSU Tex
LSU 0:08 TD Terrace Marshall Jr. 26 yd pass from Joe Burrow (Cade York kick) 30 21
Tex 2:51 TD Devin Duvernay 44 yd pass from Sam Ehlinger (Cameron Dicker kick) 30 28
LSU 5:02 TD Clyde Edwards-Helaire 12 yd run (Cade York kick) 37 28
Tex 11:01 FG Cameron Dicker 47 yd FG 37 31
LSU 12:33 TD Justin Jefferson 61 yd pass from Joe Burrow (Ja'Marr Chase 2pt pass from Joe Burrow) 45 31
Tex 14:38 TD Devin Duvernay 15 yd pass from Sam Ehlinger (Cameron Dicker kick) 45 38

Game Information

Stadium: Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium/Jamail Field, Austin, Texas
Attendance: 98,763
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