LSU looked dominant in the first quarter but had little to show for it. Mettenburger was hitting his targets, but the TCU secondary really stepped up their game. The Tigers rotated their three running backs, not named Jeremy Hill, effectively, utilizing each of their talents. LSU had a quality drive that faltered once it hit the red zone. TCU fumbled the following kickoff, but LSU failed to move the ball at all and settled with a field goal. TCU went on to kick a field goal, to get on the scoreboard.