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LSU’s look is top-notch for voters

LSU’s look is top-notch for voters

Posted: Monday, September 26, 2011 7:03 pm

By The Associated Press
No. 2 looked more like No. 1 on Saturday night.
Second-ranked LSU pulled away from No. 16 West Virginia for a 47-21 victory, the Tigers’ third decisive win away from home this season.
Meanwhile, No. 1 Oklahoma fell behind early and withstood a late push from Missouri to come away with a 38-28 victory.
Ryan Broyles finished with 13 receptions for 154 yards and three touchdowns for the Sooners, who have been No. 1 since the preseason, but might be looking at relinquishing that to LSU.
The Tigers’ defense allowed 463 passing to Geno Smith, but also forced four turnovers and got a 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown from Morris Claiborne.
LSU 47, West Virginia 21
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Jarrett Lee threw three touchdown passes, Michael Ford ran for two scores and LSU beating West Virginia.
The Tigers (4-0) converted two turnovers into scores, built a big early lead and withstood West Virginia’s strong comeback for its third win over a ranked opponent this season, with all of three coming away from home
Lee’s three TD passes tied a career high and matched his output of the three previous games. He finished 16 of 28 for 180 yards.
West Virginia (3-1) outgained LSU 533-366. West Virginia’s Geno Smith set school records for completions (38), attempts (65) and passing yards (463).Alabama 38, Arkansas 14
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — The Crimson Tide scored on special teams, defense and using the old-fashioned power run to emphatically win the SEC West showdown.
AJ McCarron completed 15-of-20 passes for 200 yards and two touchdowns, including a 37-yard TD pass to Michael Williams on a fake field goal for the Tide (4-0, 1-0 SEC).
Marquis Maze scored on an 83-yard punt return and DeQuan Menzie returned an interception 25 yards for another score.
Tyler Wilson sat out most of the fourth quarter after completing 22-of-35 passes for 185 yards and two touchdowns for Arkansas (3-1, 0-1).
So. Carolina 21, Vandy 3
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Marcus Lattimore scored two touchdowns and had 150 total yards from scrimmage to lead South Carolina.
The Gamecocks (4-0, 2-0 SEC) won on defense, holding the Commodores (3-1, 1-1) to 77 yards.
South Carolina is 4-0 for the first time in coach Steve Spurrier’s seven years with the team. Published in The Messenger 9.26.11

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