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Mettenberger, No. 9 LSU rout UAB

Baton Rouge, LA (Sports Network) - Zach Mettenberger threw a school-record five touchdowns -- three of them to Odell Beckham -- and No. 9 LSU opened its home schedule with an easy 56-17 victory over the UAB Blazers.

Mettenberger was an efficient 16-of-19 while amassing 282 yards through the air for the Tigers (2-0), winners of eight straight season-opening games at Tiger Stadium.

Jarvis Landry caught Mettenberger's two other TD passes, finishing with five catches for 71 yards. Beckham also had five receptions, totaling 136 yards and added a 100-yard scrimmage return off a missed field goal to his stat line.

Austin Brown ended 9-of-24 for 136 yards with a touchdown for UAB (0-2), which was shut out in the second half.

09/07 23:26:17 ET