Published August 10, 2012 - 1:35pm
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SDS is counting down the 10 most memorable games of 2011. This countdown will not include any bowl games, the SEC Championship, nor the national championship because they would obviously take precedence. Let’s stick to the regular season. After all, it is the best regular season in all of sports.
Game 6: LSU at West Virginia – Week 4
National Championship contender LSU went on the road to the “SEC wannabes” and gave the ‘Eers all they wanted.
WVU was thinking upset city, while it was strictly business in a hostile environment for the Tigers.
LSU jumped out to a commanding 13-0 lead and increased it to 27-7 just before halftime. The rout looked to be on.
But WVU came back strong in the second half and cut the lead to 27-21 before Morris Claiborne took the wind right out of the sails with a 99-yard kickoff return to push the lead to 31-21. The Tigers never looked back.
LSU scored two more times to end up owning the Mountaineers on this night.
Jarrett Lee shined for the Tigers throwing three touchdowns on the night.
Les Miles didn’t think the Tigers were where they needed to be yet.
“I like the position we’re in, but I don’t think we’re the best team in college football today,” Miles said. “I think there is a hope and want and desire to be there. I don’t know if we’re good enough right now to do everything we want to do. That’s putting the cart before the horse.”
LSU left the Morgantown fans speechless.
Final Score: No. 2 LSU 47, No. 16 West Virginia 21
It was over when: Morris Claiborne housed his 99-yard kickoff return
Notable play: Jarrett Lee connected with Odell Beckham for a 52-yard TD in the second quarter
Uh-oh moment: WVU scored twice after halftime to cut the lead to 27-21
Notable stats: WVU tacked on the yardage and had 533 total yards, Jarrett Lee threw for 180 yards and three TDs, and Geno Smith threw for 463 yards and two TDs