Second-Half Surges Lifts LSU to 500th Home Win


Contributed by: LSU Athletic Communications

BATON ROUGE — LSU scored four second-half touchdowns including three by running back Derrius Guice, as the Tigers shook off the cobwebs from a rare morning kickoff to defeat Arkansas, 33-10, on Saturday in Tiger Stadium.

The victory was LSU’s 500th at home in school history (500-170-20).

LSU (7-3, 4-2 SEC) got a 147-yard performance from Guice and 130 yards with two touchdown catches from DJ Chark, while outgaining Arkansas, 415-318.

Starting for the 20th-straight game, quarterback Danny Etling led the charge for LSU. The senior completed 11-of-16 passes for 217 yards with two touchdowns, now sitting 11th in LSU history with 3,929.

Guice carried 21 times with a 7.0 average for his 11th 100-yard game, while senior running back Darrel Williams added 43 yards on nine carries.

LSU was 5-of-9 on third down and averaged 7.7 yards per play.

The Tigers defense harrassed Arkansas throughout the contest, recording eight pass breakups and six quarterback hurries. Razorbacks quarterbacks Austin Allen and Cole Kelley combined to complete 16-of-33 passes for 176 yards with an interception on the Hogs’ final offensive play of the game.

Arkansas (4-6, 1-5 SEC) rushed 34 times for 142 net yards with a touchdown. David Williams led the way with 81 rushing yards.

Saturday’s game was the 12th morning kickoff in Tiger Stadium since 1958 and the second-earliest (11:02 a.m.).

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