Boxscore
Louisiana State 38, Tennessee 7
Saturday, October 15, 2011 3:30 PM
Location - Neyland Stadium
Attendance - 101822

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Louisiana State 0 17 7 14 38
Tennessee 0 7 0 0 7

Recap


Jarrett Lee threw a pair of touchdown passes, Spencer Ware scored twice and No. 2 LSU handed Tennessee a 38-7 defeat, the Vols' third straight loss to open SEC play.

For once, LSU (7-0, 4-0 SEC) didn't need to survive a close call to beat the Vols. After the last three meetings — all LSU wins — were decided by seven points or less, the Tigers pulled away in the second half Saturday to win by double digits for the eighth consecutive game dating to last season.

The Vols (3-3, 0-3 SEC) didn't get much going on offense without regular starting quarterback Tyler Bray, who is expected to miss about six weeks with a broken right thumb suffered last week against Georgia.

Matt Simms started in place of Bray and struggled, completing only six of 20 passes for 128 yards with two interceptions.

One of those interceptions turned a scoreless game in LSU's favor late in the first quarter. Morris Claiborne intercepted a deep pass from Simms at the LSU 6 and returned it to the Tennessee 5 to set up the Tigers' first score two plays later.

LSU has swept the SEC East opponents on its regular-season schedule in back-to-back seasons for the first time in school history. The Tigers have won six straight against the SEC East, matching a school record.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
2nd Quarter - 14:56
Louisiana State   TD  Tennessee 0 - Louisiana State 7
2nd Quarter - 10:01
Louisiana State   TD  Tennessee 0 - Louisiana State 14
2nd Quarter - 2:24
Tennessee   TD  Tennessee 7 - Louisiana State 14
2nd Quarter - 0:15
Louisiana State   FG  Tennessee 7 - Louisiana State 17
3rd Quarter - 7:53
Louisiana State   TD  Tennessee 7 - Louisiana State 24
4th Quarter - 8:55
Louisiana State   TD  Tennessee 7 - Louisiana State 31
4th Quarter - 1:35
Louisiana State   TD  Tennessee 7 - Louisiana State 38
TEAMS

Team Records

  Louisiana State Tennessee
W/L 7 - 0 - 0 3 - 3 - 0
Conference 4 - 0 - 0 0 - 3 - 0

Team Stats

  Louisiana State Tennessee
Score 38 7
First Downs 24 11
3rd Down Efficiency 6-for-12
50%
4-for-10
40%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-1
100%
0-for-1
0%
Total Yards 360 239
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 49-237 29-111
Average/Rush 4.8 3.8
Passing
Comp-Att 14-20 6-20
Passing Yards 123 128
Average/Pass Play 5.9 6.4
Penalties-Yards 8-61 6-68
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 0-0
Interceptions Thrown 0 2
Time of Possession 38:19 21:41

PLAYER STATS

Louisiana State (7 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Lee 13/17 138 3 0
J. Jefferson 1/3 8 0 0
Tennessee (3 - 3)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
M. Simms 6/20 128 0 2
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
S. Ware 23 80 3.5 1
J. Jefferson 14 73 5.2 1
M. Ford 5 35 7.0 0
R. Shepard 2 19 9.5 0
A. Blue 4 17 4.2 0
K. Hilliard 1 13 13.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
T. Poole 19 70 3.7 1
M. Lane Jr. 6 43 7.2 0
R. Neal 1 5 5.0 0
D. Young 2 -5 -2.5 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
R. Randle 5 86 17.2 1
O. Beckham Jr. 4 24 6.0 0
R. Shepard 1 14 14.0 1
S. Ware 1 13 13.0 1
D. Peterson 2 8 4.0 0
K. Hilliard 1 1 1.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Rogers 3 63 21.0 0
R. Neal 1 38 38.0 0
D. Young 1 21 21.0 0
B. Bartholomew 1 6 6.0 0
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