LSU Tigers host Kent State in Tiger Stadium

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU cheerleader Jordan Ezell, left, gives Karley Mondrick, 6, a chance to try out the megaphone Saturday in front of Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- From left, Leighton Roderick, 5, Preston Patin, 5, and Everett Patin, 2, watch and wait for the Golden Band from Tigerland to pass by Saturday in front of Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU cheerleaders entertain the crowd as they all wait for the Golden Band from Tigerland Saturday in front of Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU's Mike the Tiger mascot entertains the crowd as they all wait for the Golden Band from Tigerland Saturday in front of Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU cheerleaders entertain the crowd as they all wait for the Golden Band from Tigerland Saturday in front of Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- F-18's fly over Tiger Stadium about two hours prior to the LSU-Kent State football game Saturday in Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU head coach Les Miles leads his team onto the field prior to the first half Saturday in Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU head coach Les Miles holds his team back as LSU linebacker Lamin Barrow (18) carries the U.S. flag onto the field before the game Saturday in Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Kent State's Clay Miller (52) hurdles LSU offensive tackle Jerald Hawkins (65), as he and teammate DeVante' Strickland (31) can't stop LSU running back Jeremy Hill (33) on his first touchdown run during the first quarter Saturday in at Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU running back Jeremy Hill (33) outruns Kent State defenders on his first touchdown run int he first quarter Saturday in at Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU head coach Les Miles congratulates LSU running back Jeremy Hill (33) after his first touchdown run in the first quarter against Kent state Saturday in at Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU head coach Les Miles talks with LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) on the sideline, during the first half Saturday in at Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU linebacker D.J. Welter chases down Kent State quarterback Colin Reardon for a sack, during the first quarter.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU defensive end Danielle Hunter (94) flies through the air to try to block a pass by Kent State quarterback Colin Reardon (10) during the first half Saturday in at Tiger Stadium. The pass was completed, but LSU made a quick stop on the play.

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  • Advocate staff file by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU defensive tackle Ego Ferguson sacks Kent State quarterback Colin Reardon as linebacker Kendell Beckwith moves in. Ferguson, who declared for the NFL draft Friday, is projected as a second-round selection.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU fullback J.C. Copeland (44) gets upended by Kent State safety Luke Wollet (39) after picking up good yardage on the pass play during the first half Saturday in Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU running back Jeremy Hill (33) runs for daylight and a long touchdown during the first half Saturday in Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) fights to hold on to the touchdown pass as Kent State cornerback Malcom Pannell (2) and Kent State safety Elcee Refuge (24) try to knock it loose during the first half Saturday in Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU fullback Connor Neighbors breaks free on a 52-yard gain during the second quarter of Saturday's game against Kent State at Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- As LSU offensive tackle Derek Edinburgh Jr. (66) protects LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) throws during the first half Saturday in at Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU wide receiver Jarvis Landry hits the end zone with his second first-half touchdown reception in the second quarter Saturday, September 14, 2013, at Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU running back Jeremy Hill (33) points skyward as wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) and offensive tackle La'El Collins (70) congratulate him in the first quarter, after his first touchdown run Saturday in at Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU running back Jeremy Hill (33) celebrates prematurely, on a second quarter touchdown run called back because of a penalty called on an LSU chop block, during the second quarter Saturday in at Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- As LSU offensive tackle Derek Edinburgh Jr. (66) protects, LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) throws during the first half Saturday in at Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) celebrates with LSU running back Jeremy Hill (33) after he scored a touchdown during the first half Saturday in Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) looks downfield and throws to LSU wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) for the touchdown during the first half Saturday in Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU running back Jeremy Hill (33) crosses the goal line to culminate a long touchdown run as Kent State cornerback Malcom Pannell (2) and cornerback Darius Polk (11) give chase during the first half Saturday in Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Kent State quarterback Colin Reardon (10) is sacked for a loss by LSU defensive tackle Ego Ferguson (9), LSU defensive end Danielle Hunter (94) and LSU linebacker Kendell Beckwith (52) during the first half Saturday in Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate file photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU defensive end Jordan Allen brings down Kent State quarterback Colin Reardon behind the line of scrimmage in the Tigers' 45-13 win last season in Tiger Stadium. The BIg Five conferences -- Southeastern Conference, Atlantic Coast, Big Ten, Big 12 and Pac-12 -- want more autonomy to spend their revenue on athletes, which could further widen the gap between them and schools like Mid-American Conference member Kent State.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Kent State quarterback Colin Reardon (10) scores on the run as LSU linebacker Deion Jones (45) made a dive for the stop but couldn't during the first half Saturday in Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) celebrates with LSU fullback J.C. Copeland (44) after Landry scored during the first half Saturday in Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Kent State running back Trayion Durham is upended by LSU safety Micah Eugene (34) as defensive ends Jermauria Rasco and Danielle Hunter and cornerback Jalen Mills come in to help during the first half Saturday in Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Kent State's Darius Polk (11) and LSU running back Jeremy Hill (33) get tangled up as Hill falls into the end zone on his second touchdown run, during the first half Saturday in at Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) looks at his hand, after taking off his receiver's glove after landing hard in the end zone on an attempted catch, during the first half Saturday in at Tiger Stadium. He returned to the game later.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (3) flies through the air on a reception run, as Kent State cornerback Keenan Stalls (6) dives for him, during the first half Saturday in at Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU cornerback Jalen Mills (28), linebacker D.J. Welter (31) and cornerback Dwayne Thomas (13) celebrate a drive-ending stop against Kent Sate, during the first half Saturday in at Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Kent State cornerback Malcom Pannell (2) chases down LSU wide receiver Travin Dural (83) after a good reception during the first half Saturday in at Tiger Stadium.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU defensive tackle Ego Ferguson (9) blocks this pass by Kent State quarterback Colin Reardon (10) during the first half of the Tigers' 45-13 win Saturday in at Tiger Stadium.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU quarterback Anthony Jennings and running back Kenny Hilliard celebrate with fans after the second half Saturday in Tiger Stadium. LSU won 45-13.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger looks downfield as he throws during the second half Saturday in at Tiger Stadium. LSU won 45-13.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU defensive back Tre'Davious White (16) celebrates a stop he made on a Kent State received Chris Humphrey (6) during the first half Saturday in at Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (3) pulls in a long pass for a first down during the first half Saturday in Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU center Elliott Porter (55) snaps the ball to LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8), with LSU offensive guard Vadal Alexander (78) at right, during the first half Saturday in at Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU running back Jeremy Hill (33) flops into the end zone for a score as Kent State's Luke Wollet (39) and Darius Polk (11) give chase during the first half Saturday in Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU fullback Connor Neighbors (43) pulls in a pass and runs for the first down during the first half Saturday in Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) throws downfield as Kent State's Nate Vance (48) pressures during the first half Saturday in Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU wide receiver Jarvis Landry wraps up the ball as he pulls in the touchdown pass in the end zone during the first half of the Tigers' 45-13 win Saturday in Tiger Stadium. With Southeastern Conference play beginning Saturday against Auburn, ball security and eliminating penalties are focal points for LSU.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU linebacker D.J. Welter chases down Kent State quarterback Colin Reardonfor a sack, during the first quarter Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, in at Tiger Stadium.