Marshall injures foot in LSU rout of Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt hosts #4 LSU on Saturday September 21

LSU's Joe Burrow Continues His Hunt for the Heisman Trophy vs. Vanderbilt

LSU (4-0, 1-0 Southeastern Conference) beat Vanderbilt (0-3, 0-2) for the eighth straight time.

6 Consecutive LSU games have featured at least 20 completions thrown by QB Joe Burrow. His 357 yards passing by halftime also was the most in school history.

LSU receiver Terrace Marshall Jr., who came into the game with six TD catches to tie for the FBS lead, was on crutches after four catches for 75 yards. Not long after that, he blocked a Vanderbilt punt and recovered it for a touchdown.

While Vanderbilt was able to move the ball here and there on offense, it wasn't consistent enough to keep them in the game.

The quarterback finished 25-for-34 (73.5) for 398 yards and a program-record six touchdowns. The Tigers are averaging 55 points and 551.7 yards per game. Chris Pierce is the leading receiver with four catches for 149 yards and a score.

LSU: The Tigers came in second in the SEC defending the run, giving up just 80.3 yards a game.

His 229 yards also ranks No. 4 behind Josh Reed's 293 against Alabama in 2001, Todd Kinchen's 248 against Mississippi State in 1991 and Reed's 239 against IL in 2001.

And the Commodores were able to mount a pair of third-quarter scoring drives with touchdowns by Vaughn and Jesuit-New Orleans alumnus Kalija Lipscomb.

The outcome of the game was never in doubt today.

The third phase of the game was special for the Tigers, especially linebacker Micah Baskerville.

LSU scored its second touchdown on a 64-yard Ja'Marr Chase touchdown from Joe Burrow.

Vanderbilt worked its way downfield for Vaughn's second touchdown.

The Commodores are struggling on both sides of the ball.

We tend to throw around the "X-player for Heisman" campaign a little too loosely sometimes, but Burrow should be in the Heisman conversation based on what he's done.

Defensively, Nashville native Jacob Phillips led the Tigers with 10 tackles, while freshman cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. and Nashville native Jacoby Stevens each had interceptions.

Sophomore linebacker Damone Clark tallied 1.5 sacks, splitting one with senior defensive end Breiden Fehoko. However, it was a 9-yard run by Edwards-Helaire that gave the Tigers their third touchdown of the game and a 21-7 lead.

Vanderbilt responded on the following drive as quarterback Riley Neal connected with Kalija Lipscomb for an 18-yard touchdown pass.

LSU: Open date before hosting Utah State on October 5.

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