For the 800th time in the history of their program, the LSU Tigers won a football game.
The Tigers breezed to a 65-14 victory over Northwestern State Saturday night in Baton Rouge to become the fourth SEC program to win 800 or more games.
Ed Orgeron’s alma mater put up an early fight against the Tigers, as Northwestern State actually led LSU, 7-3, after the first quarter. It was obviously short lived, though. The Tigers scored 21 points in the quarter to take a 24- 14 lead into the second half, then scored 41 unanswered to cruise to victory.
Joe Burrow impressed yet again, going 21-24 for 374 yards and a pair of touchdowns on the evening, bringing his total to 11 for the year. LSU’s rushing attack also accounted for six touchdowns between Burrow, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Ty Davis-Price and John Emory.
LSU recorded 610 yards of total offense (488 through the air) to Northwestern State’s 278. It was every bit the walloping it was expected to be, and the Tigers moved to 3-0 on the season. They’ll head to Vanderbilt next week to open SEC play.