Boxscore
Louisiana State 41, Arkansas 17
Friday, November 25, 2011 2:30 PM
Location - Tiger Stadium
Attendance - 93108

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Arkansas 0 14 3 0 17
Louisiana State 0 21 3 17 41

Recap


Tyrann Mathieu returned a punt for a touchdown and forced two fumbles to key a comeback as No. 1 Louisiana State secured a spot in the SEC Championship Game with a 41-17 home victory over No. 3 Arkansas.

Kenny Hilliard rushed for a career-high 101 yards and a touchdown and Jordan Jefferson threw a touchdown pass for the Tigers (12-0, 8-0 SEC), who likely secured themselves a spot in the BCS Championship Game as well.

LSU looked like it was in for a long day in the second quarter, when Tramain Thomas forced a fumbled for the Razorbacks (10-2, 6-2). Alonzo Highsmith plucked the ball out of the air and rumbled 42 yards for a touchdown, giving Arkansas a 14-0 lead.

That marked the biggest deficit the Tigers had faced all season.

They quickly went about erasing that margin, with Hilliard rushing in from 6 yards for a touchdown on the ensuing possession.

The LSU defense forced a punt and Mathieu began his takeover of the game, returning the kick 92 yards for a touchdown to tie it. Mathieu forced a fumble on the next series, and the Tigers cashed that in for a touchdown to take a 21-14 lead.

LSU turned the game into a rout after halftime, getting rushing touchdowns from Jefferson and Spencer Ware.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
2nd Quarter - 14:54
Arkansas   TD  Louisiana State 0 - Arkansas 7
2nd Quarter - 12:11
Arkansas   TD  Louisiana State 0 - Arkansas 14
2nd Quarter - 5:15
Louisiana State   TD  Louisiana State 7 - Arkansas 14
2nd Quarter - 3:24
Louisiana State   TD  Louisiana State 14 - Arkansas 14
2nd Quarter - 0:59
Louisiana State   TD  Louisiana State 21 - Arkansas 14
3rd Quarter - 7:42
Arkansas   FG  Louisiana State 21 - Arkansas 17
3rd Quarter - 2:14
Louisiana State   FG  Louisiana State 24 - Arkansas 17
4th Quarter - 11:04
Louisiana State   TD  Louisiana State 31 - Arkansas 17
4th Quarter - 10:09
Louisiana State   TD  Louisiana State 38 - Arkansas 17
4th Quarter - 5:08
Louisiana State   FG  Louisiana State 41 - Arkansas 17
TEAMS

Team Records

  Arkansas Louisiana State
W/L 10 - 2 - 0 12 - 0 - 0
Conference 6 - 2 - 0 8 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Arkansas Louisiana State
Score 17 41
First Downs 11 26
3rd Down Efficiency 6-for-13
46%
9-for-14
64%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-0
0%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 254 494
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 28-47 46-286
Average/Rush 1.7 6.2
Passing
Comp-Att 14-22 18-29
Passing Yards 207 208
Average/Pass Play 7.7 6.7
Penalties-Yards 5-36 6-34
Fumbles-Lost 4-2 3-1
Interceptions Thrown 1 1
Time of Possession 22:51 37:09

PLAYER STATS

Arkansas (10 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Wilson 14/22 207 1 1
Louisiana State (12 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Jefferson 18/29 208 1 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
D. Johnson 10 31 3.1 0
B. Green 5 23 4.6 0
R. Wingo 4 16 4.0 0
B. Mitchell 1 -6 -6.0 0
T. Wilson 8 -17 -2.1 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
K. Hilliard 19 102 5.4 1
M. Ford 11 96 8.7 0
J. Jefferson 7 53 7.6 1
S. Ware 8 37 4.6 1
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
C. Hamilton 2 75 37.5 0
G. Childs 3 40 13.3 0
C. Gragg 2 35 17.5 0
J. Adams 3 35 11.7 0
J. Wright 2 27 13.5 1
D. Johnson 2 -5 -2.5 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
R. Randle 9 134 14.9 0
O. Beckham Jr. 3 27 9.0 0
K. Boone 1 17 17.0 0
R. Shepard 2 13 6.5 1
D. Peterson 2 9 4.5 0
S. Ware 1 8 8.0 0
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