LSU still No. 1 team; Sooners worthy, too
Posted: Monday, October 10, 2011 7:02 pm
By The Asscociated Press
No. 3 Oklahoma made a case to reclaim that top ranking with a Red River Rivalry rout.
Then No. 1 LSU showed that it was, indeed, a worthy No. 1.
The Sooners smoked No. 11 Texas 55-17, ripping up their heated Big 12 rivals by Landry Jones and a defense that scored three touchdowns.
Texas came to the State Fair in Dallas undefeated but not yet tested by a ranked team.
All-American Ryan Broyles had nine catches for 122 yards.
In Baton Rouge, La., LSU had little trouble with a Florida offense playing with a freshman quarterback who had never taken a snap in a college game.
Jacoby Brissett, playing because both John Brantley and Jeff Driskel were hurt, couldn’t muster any offense against the Tigers.
No. 2 Alabama, which beat Vanderbilt 34-0, jumped the Sooners last week, leaving Oklahoma No. 3.
LSU 41, Florida 11
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Spencer Ware rushed for 109 yards and two scores and each of LSU’s quarterbacks passed for touchdowns.
Jarrett Lee gave the Tigers (6-0, 3-0 SEC) the lead for good on their second offensive play, hitting Rueben Randle deep over the middle for a 46-yard touchdown. Jordan Jefferson used a jump pass to Mitch Joseph for another score.
LSU’s fast, fierce defense was too much for Florida (4-2, 2-2), which started freshman Jacoby Brissett at quarterback because of injuries to senior John Brantley and freshman Jeff Driskel.
Brissett was intercepted twice on deep throws, once each by safety Brandon Taylor and star cornerback Tyrann Mathieu.
Alabama 34, Vanderbilt 0
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — AJ McCarron passed for career-highs of 237 yards and four touchdowns for Alabama.
Trent Richardson rushed for 107 yards and a touchdown in his fifth straight 100-yard effort for the Tide (6-0, 3-0 SEC).
The Commodores (3-2, 1-2) trailed by only seven points until the final minute of the opening half.
Published in The Messenger 10.10.11