ä GREAT CATCH:
The improving Jarvis Landry showed that he is now one of the receivers to watch this season. Landry made a leaping 22-yard touchdown reception in the back of the end zone in front of the goalpost to give LSU a 10-0 lead with 1:12 left in the first half. He had eight catches for 75 yards and one touchdwon.
ä AWESOME RETURN:
LSU junior Michael Ford was hit or miss with his three kickoff returns. His best return was when he knifed his way through the Arkansas special teams with an 86 yard return to set up a 1-yard TD run by Jeremy Hill in the third quarter.
ä PASSING DEFENSE WORRIES:
Despite making key plays to win the game, LSU’s passing defense continued its late-season slump. Arkansas quarterback Tyler Wilson completed 31 of 52 passes for 361 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Wilson shredded the LSU defense with short crossing patterns, which may have been a hint that the Tigers needed to play more zone in the secondary.
äSPECIAL TEAMS SUCCESS:
LSU placekicker Drew Alleman and punter Brad Wing were excellent against the Razorbacks. Alleman was 2 for 2 on field goals, including a career-best 49 yarder. Wing averaged 48.2 yards on six punts with a long of 69. His punts helped LSU win its field-position battle while the offense struggled.
“LSU QB Zach Mettenberger said conditions as A&M’s Kyle Field were tough to throw bc of open endzone. Same here at Arkansas. Swirling wind.”
@BHollandSports. Brian Holland is a sports reporter/anchor for WBRZ.
“Arkansas recognizes its 22 seniors before game. Big cheer for Tyler Wilson. Stadium will only be about 2/3 full, though. #LSU”
@ScottRabalais. Scott Rabalais is a sportswriter
for The Advocate.
“#LSU has developed a knack for turning turnovers into field goals.”
@LesEast. Les East is a sportswriter for The Advocate.
“Despite the long trip for Fri. game, #LSU sold its allotment of 7,500 tickets for this game. Strong LSU contingent here. Kudos, Tiger fans.”
“Dennis Johnson is such a stud for Arkansas. Love counting the number of guys that ping off of him when he carriers the ball.”
@davidpollack47. David Pollack is a color analyst for ESPN College GameDay and
Thursday night football.
“4th & 1 & LSU is stuffed on a toss to the outside. LSU cant line up and run right down hill at Arkansas? Its Arkansas!”
“Sam Montgomery and the Tigers turn away Arkansas again, and Defensive Coordinator John Chavis is the master of halftime adjustments.”
@DMoutonWWL. Doug Mouton is the sports director for WWL-TV in New Orleans.
“The best catch I have ever seen in college football. Geaux Tigers!!! WOW!!!”
@RealPeterson 21. Patrick Peterson is an ex-LSU star, now a DB for the Arizona Cardinals.
Pierce W. Huff