Top 25 roundup: Troy stuns No. 25 LSU

Monday, 02 Oct, 2017

Can't see the video below? Still Orgeron seemed surprised that third-string running back Nick Brossette got the ball on the first offensive play of the game. "But you know what?" The story nationally is going to be, 'What's happened to LSU?' The fact is we've got some really good players ... There is, however, no such thing as an acceptable loss to a Sun Belt team for LSU. LSU then stormed back for a 40-31 win.

Stopping the run: Coming into the game, Troy had allowed an average of just 27 rushing yards in the first half of its games. Penn State (5-0, 2-0) turned two first-quarter turnovers into touchdowns to spark the rout.

"He's an National Football League running back", Brown said. "We tried less motions and shifts, so we can have less penalties and we can have more execution". Tailback Jordan Chunn gained 191 yards on 30 carries.

Troy struck first after a fumble by LSU running back Nick Brossette on the first play of the game at the Tigers' 30-yard line. The main knock against Miles at LSU was his lack of innovative offense, something that Kelly would certainly bring to Baton Rouge with his creative up-tempo attack.

The Tigers drove 62 yards in seven plays in the second quarter, but Jack Gonsoulin missed a 35-yard field goal with 2:32 to play in the half. Brennan's more comfortable with Canada's movement, the broadcast said. The Tigers stopped Troy shy of the goal line on three straight plays before Chunn scored from the one-yard line on fourth down to give the Trojans a 17-0 lead.

"Danny got roughed up a little bit", Orgeron said. We needed a boost. That's big money, though plenty of coaches make bigger.

Added Orgeron: "Tried a new quarterback". But after failing to recover an onside kick, LSU had only 23 seconds to get into field goal range, and any hope of that ended when Blace Brown intercepted Etling's pass on the Troy 42 with 11 seconds to go.

Tigers freshman Myles Brennan replaced Danny Etling at quarterback in the third quarter Saturday and threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to Foster Moreau to cut the deficit to 17-7, but Brennan's interception on LSU's next possession led to Troy's 10-play, 64-yard drive for a 24-7 lead. He also hit Thompson for 16 yards on a tunnel screen that would have been a touchdown if a referee hadn't held Thompson up long enough for LSU's Donnie Alexander and Devin White to tackle him on the 1.

There was no wooden horse needed.

Alex Hornibrook passed for 197 yards and a touchdown, settling down after two interceptions in the first half.

Florida 38, Vanderbilt 24: Lamical Perine scored three touchdowns, Malik Davis added two and No. 21 Florida beat Vanderbilt despite losing quarterback Luke Del Rio for the season with a broken left collarbone. LSU rushed for 97 yards by halftime, although the Tigers ran for just 65 yards in the second half. "We can't move the ball. We did not play well". Fans were stunned and the sports world is wondering what is happening at LSU.

Guice - who seemed to suffer a left leg/knee injury late in LSU's 37-7 loss to Mississippi State on September 16 and a subsequent right ankle injury last week versus Syracuse, Orgeron said - was absent from Saturday's game.

Even more importantly, the Trojans went 10-of-18 on third down and converted both fourth-down plays against a normally stout LSU defense.