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LSU rallies past Mississippi St. with big 4th quarter

Sa'vion Jones sacks Quarterback Will Rogers and causes a fumble as the LSU Tigers take on the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022.Lsu Vs Miss State Football 0727Syndication The Daily Advertiser

Jayden Daniels ran for a touchdown and passed for another, and host LSU outscored Mississippi State 21-0 in the fourth quarter of a 31-16 victory in the SEC opener for both teams Saturday night in Baton Rouge, La.

Daniels completed 22 of 37 for 210 yards and rushed for 93 yards, including a 3-yard touchdown run that gave the Tigers (2-1) their first lead early in the fourth quarter.

Will Rogers passed for just 214 yards (24 of 42) and one touchdown with one interception for the Bulldogs (2-1). Rogers entered the game leading the nation in completions per game (38.5), was second in passing touchdowns (nine) and third in passing yards (381.5).

MSU was clinging to a 16-10 lead late in the third quarter when Austin Williams fumbled while trying to make a fair catch on a punt and Slade Roy recovered for LSU at the Bulldogs 9.

Daniels ran for the go-ahead touchdown on the second play of the fourth quarter.

Josh Williams ran 7 yards for a touchdown that increased the lead to 24-16 with 6:53 remaining.

Armoni Goodwin ran 47 yards for a touchdown that pushed the lead to 31-16 with 4:50 left.

On its first possession of the third quarter, LSU drove to the MSU 18 before stalling and Damian Ramos kicked a 35-yard field goal to get the Tigers within 13-10.

The Bulldogs answered with a drive that reached the LSU 21 before Ben Raybon kicked a 45-yard field goal that extended the lead to 16-10.

On MSU’s first possession, Jo’quavious Marks completed an 87-yard drive with a 37-yard touchdown run for a 6-0 lead that held up through the end of the first quarter.

Dillon Johnson’s 35-yard run set up a 13-yard touchdown pass from Rogers to Rara Thomas for a 13-0 lead with 2:14 left in the half.

Daniels had runs of 13, 15 and 20 yards on his way to throwing an 8-yard touchdown pass to Jaray Jenkins with 46 seconds left. That left the Bulldogs with a 13-7 halftime lead.

–Field Level Media