LSU came into the game huge favorites, but played sloppy in the first half and trail Arkansas 17-14 at halftime.
The LSU defense started the game where they left off against Texas A&M, forcing a three and out on Arkansas’ first possession of the game.
LSU’s offense got going quickly. Mettenberger completed two 17 yard passes on third and long to keep the Tigers’ drive alive. Terrence Magee capped off the 70 yard drive with a 29 yard touchdown run.
Score: LSU 7 Arkansas 0
Korliss Marshall returned the ensuing kickoff for a touchdown, but had it called back due to a holding call. Arkansas didn’t let this stop them. Brandon Allen went three for three for 58 yards to lead the Arkansas drive that was finished with a Kiero Small three yard touchdown run.
Score: LSU 7 Arkansas 7
LSU started their next drive with a 20 yard reverse to get Odell Beckham Jr. involved in the running game. The Tigers marched down the field and scored when Terrence Magee burst through the Arkansas defense for 23 yards and his second touchdown of the game.
Score: LSU 14 Arkansas 7
On Arkansas’ next possession, they picked up a single first down but were shut down on a third and one to force a punt.
LSU got their drive going with the running game but a 10 yard sack stalled the drive and the Tigers were forced to punt.
Arkansas used to a huge Javontee Herdon 41 yard run to power their drive. Brandon Allen continued his success finding Hunter Henry for a nine yard touchdown pass.
Score: LSU 14 Arkansas 14
LSU was not able to respond to Arkansas’ touchdown. The Razorbacks forced the Tigers into their first three and out of the game.
Arkansas threatened to take the lead after a 32 yard rush, but Jalen Mills came up with a diving interception in the end zone to kill the Razorbacks’ drive.
LSU began to build a drive of their own, but Braylon Mitchell sacked Zach Mettenberger and the ball popped loose and was recovered by Brooks Ellis of Arkansas.
Arkansas started their drive on the LSU 28 with two mintues left in the half. They drove down to the LSU goal line but were held to a field goal.
Score: LSU 14 Arkansas 17