NCAA Game Summary - McNeese State at LSU|
(Saturday, October 16th)
Final Score: (9) LSU 32, McNeese State 10
Baton Rouge, LA (Sports Network) - Michael Ford and Stevan Ridley each scored
twice on the ground as No. 9 LSU took down McNeese State, 32-10, in a non-
Ford had 10 carries for 86 yards while Ridley finished the game with 46 yards
on 15 attempts for the Tigers (7-0), who were coming off last weekend's
thrilling 33-29 win over Florida. Jarrett Lee went 9-for-14 for 75 yards while
Russell Shepard had seven catches for 53 yards.
"It was a great effort by both teams on both sides of the ball today," said
LSU head coach Les Miles. "We played with a lot of emotion out there, but we
weren't our best out there today. I didn't have my guys completely ready."
Cody Stroud went just 15-for-32 for 118 yards, one interception and one
touchdown for the Cowboys (2-4), who have dropped their past two contests.
Andre Anderson had 23 carries for 79 yards in the loss.
The Cowboys took the initial lead in the game when Stroud found Damion Dixon
on a three-yard score with under 3 1/2 minutes to play in the first, but the
Tigers responded on their ensuing drive as Ridley punched the ball into the
end zone from two yards out to tie the game with under a minute to play in the
McNeese State took a 10-7 lead early in the second quarter on a 23-yard field
goal from Josh Lewis.
LSU, though, moved 56 yards in eight plays on its next touch and Ridley's 10-
yard run into the end zone gave the team a 14-10 lead with under 10 minutes to
play in the half.
LSU was able to put two more points on the board on the Cowboys' next
possession as Anderson was tackled in the end zone on a rush for a safety and
a 16-10 lead.
The Tigers got a six-yard touchdown run from Ford with just over six minutes
to play in the third quarter to cap a six-play, 53-yard drive. The extra point
failed, though, and it was a 22-10 game.
A 31-yard field goal from Josh Jasper with 9 1/2 minutes to play in the game
staked LSU to a 25-10 lead.
Ford's 36-yard run with just over a minute to play capped the scoring in the
This was the first meeting ever between these two schools...LSU plays at
Auburn next Sunday...McNeese State plays at SE Louisiana...LSU's three
previous wins had come by six points or less.
10/17 00:17:04 ET