Boxscore
Louisiana State 47, West Virginia 21
Saturday, September 24, 2011 8:00 PM
Location - Milan Puskar Stadium
Attendance - 62056

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Louisiana State 13 14 7 13 47
West Virginia 0 7 14 0 21

Recap


Jarrett Lee threw three touchdown passes and No. 3 LSU survived a second-half scare from No. 16 West Virginia to pull away for a 47-21 victory on Saturday in Morgantown, W.Va.
 
The win was LSU’s third over a ranked opponent this season and the Tigers beat West Virginia for the second straight year. LSU (4-0) extended its nation-best regular-season non-conference winning streak to 36 games.

After West Virginia (3-1) cut the lead to 27-21 late in the third quarter, Morris Claiborne ran the ensuing kickoff back 99 yards for a touchdown. Claiborne broke two separate tackles and snuck up the left sideline to suck the life out of a re-energized crowd at Milan Puskar Stadium.

Mountaineers quarterback Geno Smith was 38-of-65 for 463 yards, including 187 to wide receiver Tavon Austin. Smith had two touchdowns and two interceptions.
 
Michael Ford had two rushing touchdowns for LSU, giving him five on the season.

West Virginia outgained LSU in the first half but trailed 27-7 because of three turnovers, the most costly of which came in the final minute.

With 37 seconds left in the second quarter, LSU safety Tyrann Mathieu tipped a pass up in the air at the line of scrimmage, intercepted it and returned it to the 1-yard line. Two plays later, Lee hit Chase Clement for his third touchdown pass of the half to give the Tigers a 20-point cushion at the break.

West Virginia battled poor field position throughout as all six of LSU punter Brad Wing’s punts pinned the Mountaineers’ inside the 10-yard line.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 10:05
Louisiana State   TD  West Virginia 0 - Louisiana State 7
1st Quarter - 1:49
Louisiana State   TD  West Virginia 0 - Louisiana State 13
2nd Quarter - 12:30
West Virginia   TD  West Virginia 7 - Louisiana State 13
2nd Quarter - 6:57
Louisiana State   TD  West Virginia 7 - Louisiana State 20
2nd Quarter - 0:27
Louisiana State   TD  West Virginia 7 - Louisiana State 27
3rd Quarter - 8:40
West Virginia   TD  West Virginia 14 - Louisiana State 27
3rd Quarter - 1:16
West Virginia   TD  West Virginia 21 - Louisiana State 27
3rd Quarter - 1:00
Louisiana State   TD  West Virginia 21 - Louisiana State 34
4th Quarter - 9:55
Louisiana State   TD  West Virginia 21 - Louisiana State 40
4th Quarter - 3:03
Louisiana State   TD  West Virginia 21 - Louisiana State 47
TEAMS

Team Records

  Louisiana State West Virginia
W/L 4 - 0 - 0 3 - 1 - 0
Conference 1 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Louisiana State West Virginia
Score 47 21
First Downs 19 28
3rd Down Efficiency 8-for-16
50%
7-for-17
41%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-0
0%
1-for-2
50%
Total Yards 366 533
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 41-186 22-70
Average/Rush 4.5 3.2
Passing
Comp-Att 16-28 38-65
Passing Yards 180 463
Average/Pass Play 6.4 7.1
Penalties-Yards 5-45 10-73
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 2-2
Interceptions Thrown 0 2
Time of Possession 33:22 26:38

PLAYER STATS

Louisiana State (4 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Lee 16/28 180 3 0
West Virginia (3 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
G. Smith 38/65 463 2 2
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
S. Ware 23 92 4.0 0
M. Ford 12 82 6.8 2
A. Blue 2 21 10.5 1
R. Shepard 1 3 3.0 0
D. Peterson 1 -8 -8.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
D. Garrison 10 46 4.6 1
S. Alston 4 14 3.5 0
V. Roberts 5 9 1.8 0
G. Smith 2 5 2.5 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
O. Beckham Jr. 2 82 41.0 1
R. Randle 6 53 8.8 1
S. Ware 3 18 6.0 0
R. Shepard 1 16 16.0 0
K. Boone 1 5 5.0 0
J. Wright 1 3 3.0 0
D. Peterson 1 2 2.0 0
C. Clement 1 1 1.0 1
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
T. Austin 11 187 17.0 0
S. Bailey 8 115 14.4 1
I. McCartney 6 59 9.8 0
T. Urban 3 33 11.0 1
D. Garrison 4 26 6.5 0
B. Starks 3 24 8.0 0
D. Brown 1 10 10.0 0
W. Milhouse 1 8 8.0 0
V. Roberts 1 1 1.0 0
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