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LSU bounces back with big win over Vanderbilt

The Tigers are back on track

NCAA Football: Louisiana State at Vanderbilt Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Following a week 1 loss to Mike Leach and the Mississippi State Bulldogs, the LSU Tigers got back on the right track Saturday evening, cruising to a 41-7 victory over Vanderbilt in Nashville.

Myles Brennan looked great in the victory, going 23-37 with 337 yards and four touchdowns, a big step in Brennan’s development after last week’s setback.

LSU was also aided by a versatile group of receivers, with four players totaling 40+ receiving yards. Jontre Kirklin led the way with a pair of touchdowns.

LSU really looked great throughout, leading 21-7 going into the half and continuing to build on it throughout the final 30 minutes.

The Tigers’ rushing attack was very strong as well, with John Emery recording 103 yards on 12 attempts, in addition to a touchdown.

Defensively, LSU clamped down, holding Vandy to just 266 total yards and coming away with two interceptions. One for Todd Harris, and one for Eli Ricks.

Ken Seals struggled for Vandy, finishing the day 11-25 for 113 passing yards and one touchdown. LSU was able to get into the backfield with ease, finishing the day with eight tackles for loss against the Commodores.

LSU improves to 1-1 and hosts Missouri next week, while Vanderbilt falls to 0-2 and hosts South Carolina.