Louisiana State 63, Idaho 14

Date - Saturday, September 15, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - Tiger Stadium
Attendance - 92177

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Idaho 0 14 0 0 14
Louisiana State 14 14 21 14 63

Recap


No. 2 LSU 63, Idaho 14: Zach Mettenberger passed for 222 yards and two touchdowns, and running back Kenny Hilliard ran for 116 yards and scored twice as the second-ranked Tigers pulled away in the second half to beat the visiting Vandals at Tiger Stadium.

LSU (3-0) intercepted four passes from Idaho quarterback Dominique Blackman, returning two for touchdowns.

Jeremy Hill added 61 yards rushing and scored two touchdowns, and Alfred Blue ran for 46 yards and another score as the Tigers racked up 250 rushing yards.

Blackman completed 23 of 36 passes for 174 yards and two touchdowns for the Vandals (0-3), who were limited to 39 yards on the ground. 

Idaho trailed by just 14 points at the half, but LSU defensive end Lavar Edwards returned an interception 23 yards for a touchdown near the four-minute mark of the third quarter. Hilliard ran 71 yards for another score and then capped off the quarter with a 1-yard touchdown run to push the lead to 49-14.

GAME NOTEBOOK: LSU has won 40 consecutive non-conference games, an NCAA record. … The Tigers scored at least 50 points for the fifth time in eight seasons under coach Les Miles. … A crowd of 92,177 watched the game.

SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 9:46
Louisiana State   TD  Louisiana State 7 - Idaho 0
1st Quarter - 6:29
Louisiana State   TD  Louisiana State 14 - Idaho 0
2nd Quarter - 13:47
Idaho   TD  Louisiana State 14 - Idaho 7
2nd Quarter - 9:05
Louisiana State   TD  Louisiana State 21 - Idaho 7
2nd Quarter - 5:34
Idaho   TD  Louisiana State 21 - Idaho 14
2nd Quarter - 0:37
Louisiana State   TD  Louisiana State 28 - Idaho 14
3rd Quarter - 10:58
Louisiana State   TD  Louisiana State 35 - Idaho 14
3rd Quarter - 8:29
Louisiana State   TD  Louisiana State 42 - Idaho 14
3rd Quarter - 0:00
Louisiana State   TD  Louisiana State 49 - Idaho 14
4th Quarter - 10:08
Louisiana State   TD  Louisiana State 56 - Idaho 14
4th Quarter - 4:35
Louisiana State   TD  Louisiana State 63 - Idaho 14
TEAMS

Team Records

  Idaho Louisiana State
W/L 0 - 3 - 0 3 - 0 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Idaho Louisiana State
Score 14 63
First Downs 14 21
3rd Down Efficiency 3-for-14
21%
4-for-10
40%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-1
0%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 229 472
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 25-55 39-250
Average/Rush 2.2 6.4
Passing
Comp-Att 23-36 17-23
Passing Yards 174 222
Average/Pass Play 4.8 8.5
Penalties-Yards 9-49 8-58
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 1-0
Interceptions Thrown 4 1
Time of Possession 33:07 26:53

PLAYER STATS

Idaho (0 - 3)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
D. Blackman 23/36 179 2 4
Louisiana State (3 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
Z. Mettenberger 17/22 222 2 1
S. Rivers 0/1 0 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
T. Handley 6 25 4.2 0
R. Bass 11 24 2.2 0
J. Parkins 3 3 1.0 0
J. Baker 4 2 0.5 0
D. Blackman 1 1 1.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
K. Hilliard 11 116 10.5 2
J. Hill 10 61 6.1 2
A. Blue 10 46 4.6 1
R. Shepard 3 24 8.0 0
M. Ford 1 9 9.0 0
Z. Mettenberger 4 -6 -1.5 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Level 5 48 9.6 1
M. LaGrone 5 41 8.2 1
N. Lovett 4 26 6.5 0
M. Scott 2 20 10.0 0
T. Handley 1 15 15.0 0
J. Veltung 3 12 4.0 0
M. Major 1 9 9.0 0
R. Bass 1 4 4.0 0
C. Homme 1 4 4.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
O. Beckham Jr. 4 73 18.2 0
R. Shepard 3 68 22.7 0
J. Landry 5 35 7.0 1
A. Blue 3 22 7.3 0
K. Boone 1 17 17.0 1
T. Magee 1 7 7.0 0