Recap - Tigers Defeat Western Kentucky 42-9

Recap - Tigers Defeat Western Kentucky 42-9

Alfred Blue scampered through the Western Kentucky defense for 119 yards as LSU handed the Hilltoppers a 42-9 defeat on Saturday at Tiger Stadium.

The Tigers earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the 42-point spread. Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 53.5 were rewarded with a winning wager.

Jordan Jefferson completed 8 of 14 pass attempts for 168 yards for the Tigers in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.

Bobby Rainey rushed for 85 yards for Western Kentucky, while Keshawn Simpson added 19 yards. Kawaun Jakes threw for 97 yards for the Hilltoppers, while receivers Jack Doyle and Bobby Rainey had 44 and 15 yards respectively.

Western Kentucky was outgained by LSU 474-226 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 23-15 by the Tigers.

The time of possession battle favored Western Kentucky as their offense was on the field for 35:55, longer than the 24:05 of their opponents.

LSU looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against Mississippi. Western Kentucky will aim to get back on the winning track at North Texas.