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    LSU Escapes Arkansas, 31-27


    By Tim Letcher
    SEC Digital Network

    Travin Dural caught a 49-yard touchdown pass from Anthony Jennings with 1:15 left to lift LSU past Arkansas, 31-27 on Friday at Tiger Stadium.

    The Razorbacks had taken a 27-21 lead late in the third quarter on a Brandon Allen to Hunter Henry touchdown pass, which made it 27-21.

    LSU added a field goal with 4:56 left to cut the lead to 27-24. After a big stop by the Tiger defense, LSU drove 99 yards in just eight plays, all with starting quarterback Zach Mettenberger out with a knee injury.

    Terrence Magee had a pair of rushing touchdowns for LSU, while Jeremy Hill had 145 yards rushing and a score of his own.

    Allen threw a pair of touchdown passes for Arkansas.

    Statistical Leaders


    Passing - Brandon Allen, 19-29, 178 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT

    Rushing - Jonathan Williams, 13 carries, 58 yards

    Receiving - Keon Hatcher, 7 receptions, 84 yards


    Passing - Zach Mettenberger, 14-22, 156 yards, 1 INT

    Rushing - Jeremy Hill, 20 carries, 145 yards, 1 TD

    Receiving - Jarvis Landry, 8 receptions, 113 yards

    Quick Notes:

    LSU leads the series 37-20-2.

    With his 156 passing yards, Mettenberger became the third LSU player to pass for at least 3,000 yards in a season (Rohan Davey had 3,347 in 2001, JaMarcus Russell had 3,129 in 2006).

    LSU is 31-1 in Tiger Stadium dating to the 2009 season.