The Tigers were firing from all cylinders against the Aggies. LSU started out with a bang, scoring 20 points in the first half to Texas A&M’s seven. But the Aggies came out firing back in their first drive of the second half, narrowing the lead to six points. It just wasn’t enough though, as the LSU defense caused some trouble for the Aggies offense.
The Tigers defense only allowed 55 rushing yards, 282 total yards, and forced four turnovers (three interception and fumble). They had two takeaways within the first eight minutes in the first quarter and converted each of them into points with a field goal.
Aggies quarterback Nick Starkel completed 16 of his 29 passes for 227 yards, two touchdowns, and three interceptions. Trayveon Williams got the team’s only rushing yards on 17 carries and one touchdown. Christian Kirk led the team in receiving yards with 78 yards on seven receptions and one touchdown.
Senior quarterback Danny Etling had a big night. He completed 19 of 30 passes for 347 yards and three touchdowns. On the whole, the offense had a great night, as they gave the Aggies grief with 601 total yards, 351 passing and 250 rushing.
Derrius Guice and senior Darrel Williams both rushed for over 100 yards and both had a rushing touchdown. Guice rushed for 126 yards on 28 carries and Williams rushed for 106 with 12. Senior receiver DJ Chark led the LSU receivers with five receptions, 86 yards and one touchdown. Russell Gage also got in the action with four receptions for 81 yards and a touchdown.
Saturday night might be Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin’s last game or maybe season (I may be pushing it by saying season but who knows?). As we all know, he has been on the hot seat all season. The Aggies are eligible for a bowl game, so we shall see how this plays out.