It was all Tigers football for 3 1/2 quarters of play Saturday in Baton Rouge at Tiger Stadium. The Kentucky Wildcats struggled on both offense and defense as they tried to overcome the shut-out demon, and finally did in the fourth quarter.
After three quarters, Kentucky had 59 total yards and momentum on their part was non-existent. The University of Kentucky hadn’t scored a point in Tiger Stadium since 1998, and for most of the game it was in doubt that they do it in this one.
The odds were pretty much against Kentucky; LSU’s defense has not allowed a TD in 15 of 19 quarters this season, and chalked up 3 of the same against the Wildcats. At one point in the game Kentucky was 1-for-12 on 3rd down, and it took their one scoring drive to turn that around.
With just over 4 minutes to play in Baton Rouge Kentucky scored its first points in Tiger Stadium since 1998 on a 4-yard pass to Matt Roark. UK made more yards on this drive than they had in the entire game before the drive started, and finally broke a 3 year jinx.
One the other side of the field, LSU’s first 4 TDs were been scored by players from the New Orleans area: Jefferson, Beckham, Blue, and Mathieu. Later in the game it was a big day for Terrance Magee as the freshman lost his redshirt and barreled into the endzone for his first college TD.
As Terrance Magee cracked the scoring column for the first time of his career to give the Tigers a 35-0 lead with 10:39 to go, the fat lady began warming up to sing on the sidelines. Even the late score by Kentucky couldn’t dampen the spirits of the LSU fans; this one was never in doubt from the time Jordan Jefferson bullied his way over the goal line on 4th down.
It was a beautiful day, and a great win… final score: LSU 35, Kentucky 7.