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LSU takes care of Louisiana Tech, 38-21

The Tigers sleepwalked through the second half, but still came away with the victory.

NCAA Football: Louisiana Tech at Louisiana State Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

For the 31st straight time, the LSU Tigers were victorious against an in-state school.

Saturday night’s victims were the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs, who came into Death Valley looking to upset the sixth-ranked Tigers, and for a few minutes in the second half... it looked possible.

After scoring the game’s first 24 points and rolling to a comfortable 24-7 lead, the Tigers seemed to let up on the throttle a bit, as LaTech opened the second half with a six minute drive ending with a one-yard TD grab from Bobby Holly to cut the LSU lead to ten.

The Bulldogs continued to apply the pressure defensively, and Adrian Hardy hauled in a 42-yard pass early in the fourth quarter for a touchdown, bringing the Bulldogs within three, 24-21.

The touchdown served as a wakeup call to Nick Brossette and the Tigers, as Brossette had eight carries on the next drive. The eighth carry resulted in his third touchdown of the evening, tying a career high. Brossette and fellow LSU running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire had a night to remember, combining for 214 yards and five touchdowns.

LSU quarterback Joe Burrow finished the night with 191 yards on 16-28 passing. Burrow made the right and necessary plays and didn’t cost LSU anything on offense. That’s all you can ask.

Louisiana Tech quarterback J’Mar Smith went 27-50 with three touchdowns and one interception.

Should LSU fans worry? No. They played exceedingly well against Miami and Auburn and did what they had to do against SELA and Louisiana Tech. Also, they’re 4-0.