Score by quarters
North Texas 0 7 0 7 — 14
LSU 14 10 3 14 — 41
LSU: Kenny Hilliard 38 run at 12:30 (Drew Alleman kick). DRIVE: 4 plays, 66 yards, 1:19. KEY PLAY: On third-and-1, Jarvis Landry makes a one-handed catch of a Zach Mettenberger pass for a first down, leading to Hilliard’s TD on the next play. LSU 7, North Texas 0.
LSU: Odell Beckham Jr. 70-yard punt return at 6:26 (Alleman kick). DRIVE: None. KEY PLAY: The touchdown, which came moments after Beckham’s 76-yard return for an apparent touchdown was negated by a block in the back penalty on Jarvis Landry. LSU 14, North Texas 0.
LSU: Hilliard 5 run at 14:56 (Alleman kick). DRIVE: 5-68-1:47. KEY PLAY: Alfred Blue’s 37-yard run gives the Tigers a first down at the Mean Green 13. LSU 21, North Texas 0.
LSU: Alleman 44 field goal at 6:26. DRIVE: 11-62-4:14. KEY PLAYS: Mettenberger returned from a one-series absence after being shaken up to complete all four of his passes — to Landry for 7 yards, Kadron Boone for 12, Landry for 11 and Chase Clement for 4. LSU 24, North Texas 0.
NORTH TEXAS: Brelan Chancellor 80 pass from Derek Thompson at 1:55 (Zach Olen kick). KEY PLAY: The touchdown, which came on a third-and-10 play as Chancellor got behind Eric Reid and and outran Reid and Craig Loston to the end zone. LSU 24, North Texas 7.
LSU: Alleman 30 field goal at 2:10. DRIVE: 16-74-8:17. KEY PLAYS: Michael Ford’s runs of 8 and 6 yards help get the drive started and runs of 6, 8, 3,5 and 3 by Hilliard keep it going. LSU 27, North Texas 7.
LSU: Kadron Boone 34 pass from Mettenberger at 14:51 (Alleman kick). DRIVE: 4-71-:38. KEY PLAY: Alfred Blue’s 20-yard run and a facemask penalty on Zachary Orr at the end of the run give the Tigers a first down at the Mean Green 30. LSU 34, North Texas 7.
NORTH TEXAS: Chancellor 15 pass from Thompson at 7:16 (Olen kick). DRIVE: 13-66-7:16. KEY PLAY: Chris Bynes 13 pass from Thompson gets the drive rolling. LSU 34, North Texas 14.
LSU: J.C. Copeland 5 run at 2:20 (Alleman kick). DRIVE: 9-75-5:08. KEY PLAY: Landry 33 pass from Mettenberger gives the Tigers a first down at the North Texas 26. LSU 41, North Texas 14.
FINAL SCORE: LSU 41, North Texas 14.
RECORDS: LSU 1-0; North Texas 0-1.