HOW THEY SCORED

Score by quarters

Kent State0 10 3  0 — 13

LSU21 10 0 14 — 45

First quarter

LSU: Jeremy Hill 58 run (Colby Delahoussaye kick) at 12:19. DRIVE: 5 plays, 86 yards, 2:41. KEY PLAY: Odell Beckham Jr. 17 pass from Zach Mettenberger on third and 5. LSU 7, Kent State 0.

LSU: Jarvis Landry 21 pass from Mettenberger (Delahoussaye kick) at 8:16. DRIVE: 6-57-2:35. KEY PLAY: Travin Dural 36 pass from Mettenberger to the KSU 23. LSU 14, KSU 0.

LSU: Hill 12 run (Delahoussaye kick) at 2:36. DRIVE: 4-37-1:35. KEY PLAY: Pass interference on KSU’s Darius Polk puts the ball at the 17. LSU 21, KSU 0.

Second quarter

KSU: Colin Reardon 2 run (Anthony Melchiori kick) at 12:59. DRIVE: 9-75-4:37. KEY PLAYS: Josh Boyle 25 pass from Reardon for first down at the LSU 45. Chris Humphrey 16 pass from Reardon to 2. LSU 21, KSU 7.

LSU: Delahoussaye 25 field goal at 10:03. DRIVE: 6-68-3:01. KEY PLAY: Connor Neighbors 52 pass from Mettenberger to the 23. LSU 24, KSU 7.

LSU: Landry 31 pass from Mettenberger (Delahoussaye kick) at 4:14. DRIVE: 8-93-3:40. KEY PLAYS: Beckham 22 pass from Mettenberger for first down at the LSU 27. Beckham 20 pass from Mettenberger to the KSU 16. LSU 31, KSU 7.

KSU: Melchiori 37 field goal at 0:17. DRIVE: 4-0-1:11. KEY PLAY: Nick Holley recovers Dural’s fumble on a punt return at the LSU 20. LSU 31, KSU 10.

Third quarter

KSU: Melchiori 36 field goal at 3:16. DRIVE: 10-49-4:23. KEY PLAYS: Tim Erjavec 19 pass from Reardon. Ernest Calhoun 7 pass from Reardon on third and 2. Reardon incompletion under pressure from Danielle Hunter on third and 2 leads to field goal. LSU 31, KSU 13.

Fourth quarter

LSU: Beckham 5 pass from Mettenberger (Delahoussaye kick) at 14:55. DRIVE: 9-75-3:21. KEY PLAY: Travis Dickson 28 pass from Mettenberger to the 12. LSU 38, KSU 13.

LSU: Terrence Magee 12 run (Delahoussaye kick) at 14:55. DRIVE: 5-60-1:43. KEY PLAY: Magee 25 run to the 12. LSU 45, KSU 13.

FINAL SCORE: LSU 45, KSU 13.

RECORDS: LSU 3-0, KSU 1-2.

ATTENDANCE: 89,113.