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Tigers control Gamecocks

The second-ranked LSU Tigers controlled the South Carolina Gamecocks for a 28-16 win Saturday night.

LSU failed to cover the 17.5-point spread, but the combined 44 points fell UNDER the posted total of 45.

Jacob Hester led the Tigers with 84 yards rushing and one touchdown. Matt Flynn completed 8-of-20 pass attempts for 70 yards and one TD.

Mike Davis had four carries and a touchdown for the Gamecocks, and QB Chris Smelley was good on 12-of-26 attempts for 174 yards in the loss.