Photos: Tigers beat Razorbacks, first half

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU head coach Les Miles leads his team onto the field before the game.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- The starched flags in the top of the stadium are evidence of the wind for the football faithful.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) runs the ball as LSU offensive guard La'El Collins (70) blocks during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU running back Spencer Ware (11) runs after the catch as Arkansas Razorbacks linebacker A.J. Turner (31) defends during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (3) makes a grab during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- An Arkansas fan gets fired up during the hog call during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU linebacker Kevin Minter (46) makes the stop on Arkansas Razorbacks wide receiver Javontee Herndon (19) during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU defensive tackle Bennie Logan (18) blocks the field goal attempt by Arkansas Razorbacks kicker Zach Hocker (18) and LSU defensive end Sam Montgomery (99) goes high in the back during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Arkansas Razorbacks head coach John L. Smith, left, reacts to a call by Line Judge Michael Taylor during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU head coach Les Miles has a spirited discussion with LSU offensive tackle Vadal Alexander (78) during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- The tiger defense swarms to make the stop during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU place kicker Drew Alleman (30) pumps his fist after the first of his two field goals, this one in the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU defensive tackle Bennie Logan (18, at center) gets credit for a block, on this field goal attempt by Arkansas Razorbacks kicker Zach Hocker (18) in the first half.

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  • Advocate file photo by TRAVIS SPRADLINGLSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) is pursued on a run by Arkansas Razorbacks defensive end Chris Smith last season.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU cornerback Tharold Simon (24) returns an interception, pursued by Arkansas Razorbacks guard Alvin Bailey (67) in the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) pulls in the touchdown pass in front of Arkansas Razorbacks linebacker Otha Peters (5) during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) pulls in the touchdown pass in front of Arkansas Razorbacks linebacker Otha Peters (5) during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) pulls in the touchdown pass in front of Arkansas Razorbacks linebacker Otha Peters (5) during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) celebrates his touchdown reception with LSU running back Spencer Ware (11), in the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU wide receiver Jarvis Landry celebrates his touchdown catch in the first half Friday in Fayetteville, Ark.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLINGLSU placekicker Drew Alleman has made 105 staright extra points, including this one in the first half Friday against Arkansas.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU linebacker Kevin Minter (46) crunches Arkansas wide receiver Javontee Herndon as LSU safety Ronald Martin watches in the first half Friday, Nov. 23, 2012.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLINGLSU coach Les Miles on linebacker Tahj Jones, tight end Tyler Edwards, linebacker D.J. Welter and tackle Evan Washington, all of whom have missed the season after being ruled academically ineligible: 'I don’t really expect any of those guys to return, to be honest.'

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU defensive end Lavar Edwards (89) tries to pressure the throw of Arkansas Razorbacks quarterback Tyler Wilson (8), blocked by offensive linesman Jason Peacock (71) in the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Arkansas Razorbacks cornerback Tevin Mitchel (8) and Arkansas Razorbacks safety Rohan Gaines (26) try to hem in LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (3) after a reception in the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (3) makes a difficult repletion, in front of Arkansas Razorbacks cornerback Will Hines (9), in the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU cornerback Tharold Simon (24) runs back an interception during the first half of an SEC football game. Photo shot on Friday Nov. 23, 2012, in Fayetteville, Ark.. MAGS OUT / INTERNET OUT / ONLINE OUT / NO SALES / TV OUT / FOREIGN OUT / LOUISIANA BUSINESS INC. OUT / GREATER BATON ROUGE BUSINESS REPORT OUT / 225 OUT / 10/12 OUT / IN REGISTER OUT / LBI CUSTOM PUBLICATIONS OUT / MANDATORY CREDIT : THE ADVOCATE/BILL FEIG /

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLINGLSU coach Les Miles yell instructions in the first half of LSU's 20-13 win over Arkansas on Friday at Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, Ark.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) runs the ball as guard La'el Collins (70) blocks during the first half against Arkansas on Friday Nov. 23, 2012, in Fayetteville, Ark.