Photos: LSU takes on New Mexico State _lowres

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- New Mexico State quarterback Tyler Rogers (18) is taken down by LSU linebacker D.J. Welter (31) as LSU defensive tackle Maquedius Bain (90) comes in to help during the first half of the teams' game Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 in Baton Rouge. LSU won 63-7.

Brandon Harris traded in a headset for a helmet.

LSU traded a game-managing sophomore for a gun-slinging freshman.

Inserted for a struggling Anthony Jennings, Harris completed his first five passes, threw for 178 yards and sparked the 17th-ranked Tigers to a 63-7 win over New Mexico State on Saturday night in what may have been a rousing opening act for a new era at quarterback for LSU.