1. What we learned
The Tigers can take a punch. A week after having its slim-but-still-tangible SEC championship hopes squashed with a 24-10 loss at Alabama, LSU rebounded strongly for a second straight year with an emphatic win over Arkansas. The Tigers’ 33-10 victory wasn’t without issues — Ever wanted to kick for LSU? They may be holding tryouts. — but as the game wore, on the Razorbacks' hopes of an upset faded in the bright November sun.
2. Trending now
Derrius Guice. In what likely will turn out to be his penultimate game in Tiger Stadium, the hometown hero put on a show. Guice rushed for 147 yards on 21 carries, not near the 252 he had at Arkansas last November, but with a season-high three touchdowns. Guice now has 939 yards this season and 2,752 in his career, putting him within 109 yards of passing Harvey Williams for fifth on LSU’s all-time rushing list.
3. Final thoughts
Watching live, this looked like a disjointed LSU performance, but upon further review it was a more impressive showing. LSU threw for 217 yards and rushed for 198. There were no turnovers (LSU didn’t force any, either). The defense really had just one poorly executed drive. The Tigers have special teams issues to iron out, but if they play like they have been lately, it won’t come down to a kick against Tennessee or Texas A&M.