WATCH GAME HIGHLIGHTS
By Scott Crumbly
SEC Digital Network
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Despite being outgained by 156 yards on the afternoon, the LSU Tigers came away with a 20-13 victory over the Arkansas Razorbacks on Friday in Fayetteville. The No. 7 Tigers only managed 306 total yards to 462 from the Hogs, but two Arkansas turnovers aided the effort for Les Miles’ team.
LSU (10-2, 6-2 SEC) controlled the opening half, using a 49-yard field goal from Drew Alleman to strike first before Zach Mettenberger connected with Jarvis Landry for a 22-yard touchdown pass to make it 10-0. Mettenberger threw for 217 yards overall, completing 16-of-29 pass attempts for 7.5 per throw.
Arkansas stormed back in the second half behind the arm of Tyler Wilson. Trailing 17-2, Wilson threw a beautiful pass up the left sideline to Mekale McKay for a 28-yard score to bring the Razorbacks (4-8, 2-6) within a touchdown. Early in the fourth, John Henson tacked on three points with a 17-yard field goal, but the Hogs were unable to mount a final scoring drive after Alleman made it 20-13 with a late field goal for LSU.
Wilson ended the game with 259 yards and a score on 52 attempts, while also running for 38 yards. Along with Wilson, three other Razorbacks combined for 103 yards on the ground. Odell Beckham hauled in four passes for a game-high 112 yards, including a huge third down conversion on LSU’s final possession to set up a field goal. Jeremy Hill picked up 77 rushing yards and a TD to pace the Tigers on the ground.
Passing – Tyler Wilson, 31-for-52, 359 yards, TD, INT
Rushing – Tyler Wilson, 9 car, 38 yards
Receiving – Cobi Hamilton, 10 rec, 98 yards
Passing – Zach Mettenberger, 16-for-29, 217 yards, TD
Rushing – Jeremy Hill, 18 car, 77 yards, TD
Receiving – Odell Beckham, 4 rec, 112 yards
· LSU has now won 10 games or more for the sixth time in eight years under Les Miles.
· Since the start of the 2009 season, LSU is 39-2 when scoring 20 points or more. One of LSU’s losses during that span came to Arkansas in 2010.