Oct 5, 2013; Starkville, MS, USA; LSU Tigers running back Kenny Hilliard (27) dives into the end zone against Mississippi State Bulldogs defensive back Nickoe Whitley (1) during the game at Davis Wade Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports

Kenny Hilliard With Surprisingly Dominant First Half for LSU vs. Mississippi State

Kenny Hilliard has been the forgotten man in the LSU backfield with Jeremy Hill ascending to stardom and Terrence Magee and Alfred Blue serving as the team’s top reserves in the Tiger’s backfield in 2013. However, Hilliard has made a big splash in limited duty in the Tiger’s game at Mississippi State and already has two touchdowns on three carries in the first three drives for LSU.

Hilliard got LSU on the board with a three-yard rushing score on LSU’s first possession of the game, his third score of the season.

But that was just a sign of things to come for the 6-0, 230-pound native of Patterson, Louisiana as he would rip off his longest run of the year by 20 yards when he scored from 34 yards out to put LSU up 21-9 to start the second quarter.  

Hilliard had only one game with more than four carries and 12 yards before tonight’s game in Starkville, but the way he’s running early at Davis Wade Stadium, things look good that he could be in line for his most extensive action of the season.

LSU always seems to have a stable of running backs and this year is no different as they can roll out four starting-caliber running backs and this year they are actually complementing the prolific passing attack as opposed to doing the heavy lifting.

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