Sunday, 04 September 2011 12:09
LSU Tigers Cook Oregon Ducks' BCS Hopes With Roaster Win
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Oregon Ducks Michael Ford ran for two touchdowns and Spencer Ware one, Jarrett Lee directed an offense and a suffocating defense led fourth-ranked LSU over third-ranked Oregon 40-27 in a season-opening game in the Cowboys Classic at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Tex. 

The Tigers were without starting quarterback Jordan Jefferson, who is on an indefinite suspension. 

"That defense that played tonight can get you a lot of wins," said Tigers coach Les Miles. 

 Oregon was left scrambling to remain perfect for the rest of the season in order to get another BCS Championship Game berth. LSU will be favored in its remaining games and has nothing but an invitation to the BCS title game in mind. 

The Tigers forced four turnovers and turned them into 21 points. "That's a good defensive front,"said Ducks coach Chip Kelly "They really did a nice job." 

The Tigers pounded the Ducks with Ford and Ware and did so effectively. Ware, the starter, finished with 99 yards on 26 carries and Ford, playing legs, ran for 96 yards on just 14 carries. 

"Coach Miles told us to run it down their throats and eat them up, be physical," said Ware. "That's what we did." 

Lee was only 10-of-22 for 98 yards and a touchdown as a passer. He contributed to the Tigers' only turnover when he tried to call an audible just as his center snapped the ball. 

"Our defense did a great job giving us short field," said Lee, who is now 6-4 as the Tigers' starting quarterback. 

There were about 50,000 Tigers fans were among the 87,000 spectators at the game and they chanted Lee's name as he left the field. 

Ducks backs struggled with cramps in the second half as defensive linemen such as Michael Brockers and Sam Montgomery held Heisman candidate LaMichael James to 54 yards on 17 carries. 

Diminutive cornerback Tyrann Mathieu had a team high 10 tackles for LSU. The sophomore from St. Augustine grabbed a blocked punt and took it three yards into the end zone. 

Tigers receivers were underwhelming, accrued several drops and struggled to gain separation. Starter Russell Shepard sat  this one because of a suspension. Rueben Randle caught a 10-yard pass for a touchdown. 

New Tigers’ kicker Drew Alleman missed an extra point, but booted field goals of 42 and 32 yards.

 The Tigers host Northwestern State on Saturday night.

Statonby Ed Staton


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Ed Staton

Ed Staton is a former sports writer for the Times Picayune and New Orleans States Item.  He also served as the New Orleans Saints Information Director.  He has won 43 media awards in writing, design and photography.  

 

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