Final
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LSU looks to avoid trap vs. Middle Tennessee

Sep 15, 2007 - 11:49 AM Middle Tennessee (0-2) at No. 2 LSU (2-0) 8:00 pm EDT

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (Ticker) -- Les Miles may have a hard time convincing his Louisiana State squad to concentrate fully for this week's opponent.

Miles' second-ranked Tigers host Middle Tennessee on Saturday in what could be considered a trap game.

Last Saturday, LSU trounced then-No. 9 Virginia Tech here, 48-7, in the marquee matchup of the week. Next week, the Tigers open Southeastern Conference play vs. No. 17 South Carolina, which upset Georgia on the road last week.

In the highly anticipated matchup with the Hokies, Keiland Williams rushed for 126 yards and two touchdowns on just seven carries to help the Tigers solidify their No. 2 ranking. LSU outgained Virginia Tech by a whopping 598-149 margin in the rout.

LSU will be the second consecutive ranked opponent for Middle Tennessee, which followed a season-opening 27-14 loss at Sun Belt Conference foe Florida Atlantic with a 58-42 setback at No. 9 Louisville last Thursday.

Phillip Tanner rushed for 144 yards and three touchdowns on just nine carries and Joe Craddock threw for 290 yards and two TDs for the Blue Raiders, who trailed by just 38-35 at the break.

"We are going to have to prepare," Miles said. "You look at a team that can put points up like Middle Tennessee against a quality football team, one that has been a quality football team for a long time. We better be ready to play."

The Tigers, who have won 14 straight home games, posted a 30-14 victory over the Blue Raiders in 2001 in the series' only previous meeting.








  • NCAAF FINAL
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    MIDDLE TENN 0 0 0 0 0
    LSU (2) 10 13 21 0 44 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: LSU - FG, COLT DAVID 29 YD, 4:24. LSU
    3-0
    LSU - TD, CHARLES SCOTT 13 YD PASS FROM
    RYAN PERRILLOUX (COLT DAVID
    KICK), 15:00. LSU 10-0
    2ND QUARTER: LSU - TD, DEMETRIUS BYRD 62 YD PASS

    Sep 15 11:04 PM


  • NCAAF END, 3RD QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    MIDDLE TENN 0 0 0 0
    LSU (2) 10 13 21 44 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: LSU - FG, COLT DAVID 29 YD, 4:24. LSU
    3-0
    LSU - TD, CHARLES SCOTT 13 YD PASS FROM
    RYAN PERRILLOUX (COLT DAVID
    KICK), 15:00. LSU 10-0
    2ND QUARTER: LSU - TD, DEMETRIUS

    Sep 15 10:32 PM



  • TD LSU RICHARD MURPHY 8 YD RUN (COLT DAVID KICK)






    Middle Tennessee vs. LSU(2)Sep 15 10:28 PM



  • TD LSU RICHARD MURPHY 8 YD RUN (COLT DAVID KICK)






    Middle Tennessee vs. LSU(2)Sep 15 10:28 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD LSU
    RICHARD MURPHY 8 YD RUN
    (COLT DAVID KICK)
    MIDDLE TENN 0
    LSU (2) 44 1:28 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Middle Tennessee vs. LSU(2)Sep 15 10:28 PM



  • TD LSU TERRANCE TOLIVER 15 YD PASS FROM RYAN PERRILLOUX (COLT DAVID KICK)







    Middle Tennessee vs. LSU(2)Sep 15 10:12 PM



  • TD LSU TERRANCE TOLIVER 15 YD PASS FROM RYAN PERRILLOUX (COLT DAVID KICK)







    Middle Tennessee vs. LSU(2)Sep 15 10:12 PM



  • TD LSU TERRANCE TOLIVER 15 YD PASS FROM RYAN PERRILLOUX (COLT DAVID KICK)







    Middle Tennessee vs. LSU(2)Sep 15 10:12 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD LSU
    TERRANCE TOLIVER 15 YD PASS FROM RYAN PERRILLOUX
    (COLT DAVID KICK)
    MIDDLE TENN 0
    LSU (2) 37 8:01 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Middle Tennessee vs. LSU(2)Sep 15 10:12 PM



  • TD LSU BRANDON LAFELL 18 YD RUN (COLT DAVID KICK)






    Middle Tennessee vs. LSU(2)Sep 15 10:05 PM



  • TD LSU BRANDON LAFELL 18 YD RUN (COLT DAVID KICK)






    Middle Tennessee vs. LSU(2)Sep 15 10:05 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD LSU
    BRANDON LAFELL 18 YD RUN
    (COLT DAVID KICK)
    MIDDLE TENN 0
    LSU (2) 30 9:07 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Middle Tennessee vs. LSU(2)Sep 15 10:05 PM



  • FG LSU COLT DAVID 26 YD





    Middle Tennessee vs. LSU(2)Sep 15 9:31 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG LSU
    COLT DAVID 26 YD
    MIDDLE TENN 0
    LSU (2) 23 0:00 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Sep 15 9:31 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG LSU
    COLT DAVID 26 YD
    MIDDLE TENN 0
    LSU (2) 23 0:00 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Middle Tennessee vs. LSU(2)Sep 15 9:31 PM



  • FG LSU COLT DAVID 35 YD





    Middle Tennessee vs. LSU(2)Sep 15 9:15 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG LSU
    COLT DAVID 35 YD
    MIDDLE TENN 0
    LSU (2) 20 3:04 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Middle Tennessee vs. LSU(2)Sep 15 9:15 PM



  • TD LSU DEMETRIUS BYRD 62 YD PASS FROM RYAN PERRILLOUX (COLT DAVID KICK)







    Middle Tennessee vs. LSU(2)Sep 15 8:56 PM



  • TD LSU DEMETRIUS BYRD 62 YD PASS FROM RYAN PERRILLOUX (COLT DAVID KICK)







    Middle Tennessee vs. LSU(2)Sep 15 8:56 PM



  • TD LSU DEMETRIUS BYRD 62 YD PASS FROM RYAN PERRILLOUX (COLT DAVID KICK)







    Middle Tennessee vs. LSU(2)Sep 15 8:56 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD LSU
    DEMETRIUS BYRD 62 YD PASS FROM RYAN PERRILLOUX
    (COLT DAVID KICK)
    MIDDLE TENN 0
    LSU (2) 17 9:47 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Middle Tennessee vs. LSU(2)Sep 15 8:56 PM



  • TD LSU CHARLES SCOTT 13 YD PASS FROM RYAN PERRILLOUX (COLT DAVID KICK)







    Middle Tennessee vs. LSU(2)Sep 15 8:40 PM



  • TD LSU CHARLES SCOTT 13 YD PASS FROM RYAN PERRILLOUX (COLT DAVID KICK)







    Middle Tennessee vs. LSU(2)Sep 15 8:40 PM



  • TD LSU CHARLES SCOTT 13 YD PASS FROM RYAN PERRILLOUX (COLT DAVID KICK)







    Middle Tennessee vs. LSU(2)Sep 15 8:40 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD LSU
    CHARLES SCOTT 13 YD PASS FROM RYAN PERRILLOUX
    (COLT DAVID KICK)
    MIDDLE TENN 0
    LSU (2) 10 0:00 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Sep 15 8:40 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD LSU
    CHARLES SCOTT 13 YD PASS FROM RYAN PERRILLOUX
    (COLT DAVID KICK)
    MIDDLE TENN 0
    LSU (2) 10 0:00 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Middle Tennessee vs. LSU(2)Sep 15 8:40 PM



  • FG LSU COLT DAVID 29 YD





    Middle Tennessee vs. LSU(2)Sep 15 8:10 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG LSU
    COLT DAVID 29 YD
    MIDDLE TENN 0
    LSU (2) 3 10:36 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Middle Tennessee vs. LSU(2)Sep 15 8:10 PM