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LSU Defeats North Carolina 30-24 - Recap

LSU earned a 30-24 victory over North Carolina on Saturday in Week 1 action at Georgia Dome.

LSU was a favorite by 7.5 points and failed to cover that spread. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 43.5.

Jordan Jefferson completed 15 of 21 pass attempts for 151 yards for the Tigers in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Tar Heels defense.

Anthony Elzy rushed for 46 yards for North Carolina, while Johnny White added 29 yards. T.J. Yates threw for 412 yards for the Tar Heels, while receivers Jheranie Boyd and Zack Pianalto had 221 and 74 yards respectively.

LSU lost the offensive yardage battle to North Carolina 436-313 yards in Saturday's game. North Carolina had more first downs as that total ended up 20-11.

The time of possession battle favored North Carolina as their offense was on the field for 34:35, longer than the 25:25 of their opponents.

LSU heads into a Week 2 battle against Vanderbilt. North Carolina, meanwhile, will have their next action against Georgia Tech.