Louisiana State 56, Alabama-Birmingham 17

Date - Saturday, September 7, 2013 7:00 PM
Location - Tiger Stadium
Attendance - 90037

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Alabama-Birmingham 0 17 0 0 17
Louisiana State 21 14 21 0 56

Recap


No. 11 LSU 56, Alabama-Birmingham 17:
Zach Mettenberger passed for a school-record five touchdowns – three to Odell Beckham Jr. -- as the Tigers won their home opener.

Mettenberger completed 16-of-19 passes for 282 yards as LSU (2-0) built a 28-0 second-quarter advantage, then pulled away in the second half. Beckham caught five passes for 136 yards as the Tigers finished with 445 yards of total offense.

Darrin Reaves rushed for 84 yards and a touchdown for Alabama-Birmingham. The Blazers (0-2) scored 17 points in the final 11:11 of the second quarter, but could not do anything offensively after halftime.

Mettenberger hit Beckham on touchdown passes of 29 and 22 yards in the first quarter, and touchdown runs by Kenny Hilliard (1 yard) and Jeremy Hill (3 yards) made it 28-0 Tigers. After Reaves’ touchdown run, Mettenberger found Jarvis Landry for a 24-yard touchdown and a 35-7 advantage with 8:01 left before halftime.

Austin Brown’s 41-yard touchdown pass to Jamarcus Nelson and Ty Long’s 24-yard field goal brought the Blazers within 35-17 at halftime. Mettenberger found Beckham on a 27-yard touchdown a little less than three minutes into the second half, and a 14-yard scoring pass to Landry with 6:16 left in the quarter put the Tigers up 49-17.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Hill, who did not play in LSU’s season-opening victory against TCU last week due to an offseason arrest, rushed six times for 50 yards. … Landry added 71 yards receiving. … The Tigers have won 38 consecutive home non-conference games.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 6:13
Louisiana State   TD  Louisiana State 7 - Alabama-Birmingham 0
1st Quarter - 2:29
Louisiana State   TD  Louisiana State 14 - Alabama-Birmingham 0
1st Quarter - 0:00
Louisiana State   TD  Louisiana State 21 - Alabama-Birmingham 0
2nd Quarter - 14:20
Louisiana State   TD  Louisiana State 28 - Alabama-Birmingham 0
2nd Quarter - 11:11
Alabama-Birmingham   TD  Louisiana State 28 - Alabama-Birmingham 7
2nd Quarter - 8:01
Louisiana State   TD  Louisiana State 35 - Alabama-Birmingham 7
2nd Quarter - 5:19
Alabama-Birmingham   TD  Louisiana State 35 - Alabama-Birmingham 14
2nd Quarter - 0:00
Alabama-Birmingham   FG  Louisiana State 35 - Alabama-Birmingham 17
3rd Quarter - 12:02
Louisiana State   TD  Louisiana State 42 - Alabama-Birmingham 17
3rd Quarter - 6:16
Louisiana State   TD  Louisiana State 49 - Alabama-Birmingham 17
3rd Quarter - 2:11
Louisiana State   TD  Louisiana State 56 - Alabama-Birmingham 17
TEAMS

Team Records

  Alabama-Birmingham Louisiana State
W/L 0 - 2 - 0 2 - 0 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Alabama-Birmingham Louisiana State
Score 17 56
First Downs 17 22
3rd Down Efficiency 5-for-16
31%
4-for-8
50%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-2
50%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 296 445
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 43-160 34-152
Average/Rush 3.7 4.5
Passing
Comp-Att 9-25 17-20
Passing Yards 136 293
Average/Pass Play 4.9 14.6
Penalties-Yards 5-35 5-45
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 2-1
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Time of Possession 33:30 26:30

PLAYER STATS

Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
A. Brown 9/24 136 1 0
Louisiana State (2 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
Z. Mettenberger 16/19 282 5 0
A. Jennings 1/1 11 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
D. Reaves 14 84 6.0 1
J. Howard 14 60 4.3 0
G. Franklin 9 30 3.3 0
D. Powell 1 5 5.0 0
S. Jones 1 1 1.0 0
J. Perry 1 -6 -6.0 0
A. Brown 3 -14 -4.7 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
K. Hilliard 11 54 4.9 1
J. Hill 6 50 8.3 1
Z. Mettenberger 3 17 5.7 0
O. Beckham Jr. 1 15 15.0 0
J. Brazil 2 10 5.0 0
A. Blue 3 8 2.7 0
T. Magee 4 7 1.8 0
J. Copeland 1 3 3.0 0
A. Jennings 2 -11 -5.5 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Staples 2 44 22.0 0
J. Nelson 3 42 14.0 1
D. Reaves 2 25 12.5 0
K. Backman 1 13 13.0 0
G. Franklin 1 12 12.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
O. Beckham Jr. 5 136 27.2 3
J. Landry 5 71 14.2 2
C. Neighbors 1 16 16.0 0
T. Magee 1 15 15.0 0
D. Smith 1 14 14.0 0
T. Dural 1 13 13.0 0
J. Copeland 1 12 12.0 0
Q. Leslie 1 11 11.0 0
D. Gordon 1 5 5.0 0