LSU’s special teams put the Kentucky Wildcats in a hole early and the Tigers cruised to a 41-3 Southeastern Conference victory Saturday night in Tiger Stadium.
LSU improved to 6-2 overall and 2-2 in the SEC. Kentucky dropped to 5-2 and 2-2.
“I think this was the best overall game we have had this year so far from start to finish,” LSU coach Les Miles said.
Terrence Magee led the Tigers with 127 yards on nine carries. Former Green Oaks standout Tre’Davious White returned a punt 67 yards for a touchdown that gave LSU a 17-0 lead in the first quarter.
White also had a 17-yard punt return that led to a 28-yard Colby Delahoussaye field goal.
“I think Tre’Davious White is just coming of age as a returner,” Miles said. “He is continuing to push the envelope there. He is incrementally improving and getting better. I think he is a very dangerous return man, and he showed that tonight.”
Magee set the tone with a 49-yard return on the opening kickoff. That set up LSU’s first touchdown, a 1-yard run by Leonard Fournette.
The Tigers piled up 308 yards in the ground. Darrell Williams had 61yards on 10 carries, quarterback Anthony Jennings 44 on seven and Fournette 41 on 15.
Jennings completed seven of 14 passes for 120 yards including a 32-yard touchdown pass to Travin Dural with 44 seconds left in the first half. He did not throw an interception.
Former Parkway star Brandon Harris got into the game late in the fourth quarter. He had one carry for eight yards as the Tigers ran out the clock.
The LSU defense was dominant. The Tigers limited Kentucky to just 217 total yards, including 71 on the ground.
LSU hosts No. 3 Ole Miss next Saturday. The Rebels (7-0, 4-0) defeated Tennessee 34-3 Saturday.