Magee solid in LSU win
LSU senior Terrence Magee turned in another solid performance Saturday night in the Tigers’ 10-7 victory over previously undefeated and No. 3 Ole Miss in Tiger Stadium in a Southeastern Conference game.
The 2011 Franklinton graduate ran for 74 yards on 12 carries (6.1 yards per carry) and was part of a productive LSU rushing attack that ran 55 times for 264 yards (4.8).
Leonard Fournette led the way with 23 attempts for 113 yards (4.9) and Kenny Hilliard tallied 63 yards on 12 tries (5.8).
This season, Magee is second on the team in rushing. He’s run for 418 yards on 69 carries (6 yards per attempt) and is tied for third on the club with three touchdowns. Magee also has 10 receptions for 122 yards.
Fournette leads LSU at 131 attempts for 657 yards (5 yards a carry) and seven scores.
Hilliard begins this week with 84 attempts for 416 yards (4.9) and is second on the team with six scores.
Ole Miss (7-1, 4-1) took a 7-0 lead with seven seconds remaining when Bo Wallace found Cody Core for a 15-yard touchdown pass. Gary Wunderlich made the extra point and the Rebels led, 7-0, after the first.
LSU got on the board late in the second on a Colby Delahoussaye 21-yard field goal, trimming the deficit to, 7-3, at the 2:47 mark. The kick capped a 17-play, 90-yard drive that took 9:07 off of the clock.
It stayed that way until the fourth quarter. LSU went in front for the only time after completing a 13-play, 95-yard drive, which ended on a 3-yard touchdown pass from Anthony Jennings to Logan Stokes.
The Tigers’ defense continued its strong play after that, and Ronald Martin came up with the game-clinching interception with two seconds remaining for the victory.
LSU is off this week, but returns to action Nov. 8 by hosting Alabama at Tiger Stadium.
Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. and the game is being aired on CBS.