First quarter

LSU: Drew Alleman 44 field goal at 11:14. DRIVE: 6 plays, 12 yards, 2:41. KEY PLAYS: A series of penalties by Oregon’s offense and an 11-yard punt return by Tyrann Mathieu set up the Tigers at the Ducks 39. Spencer Ware’s 7-yard run gives the Tigers a first down at the 29. LSU 3, Oregon 0.

OREGON: Rob Beard 29 field goal at 3:55. DRIVE: 12-39-4:30. KEY PLAYS: Darron Thomas’ shuttle pass to LaMichael James yields 11 yards and a first down at the 27, and on third-and-12 Thomas throws a 14-yard completion to Justin Hoffman to the 15. The drive stalls when Will Murphy drops a Thomas pass on third-and-6. LSU 3, Oregon 3.

OREGON: Beard 30 field goal at :42. DRIVE: 4-7-:30. KEY PLAYS: Kenjon Barber recovers the football at the LSU 20 after a botched snap in shotgun formation. Oregon 6, LSU 3.

Second quarter

LSU: Mathieu 3 fumble return at 14:43 (Alleman kick wide left). KEY PLAYS: Barner fields a punt and Mathieu hits him, strips the ball free, and picks it up and runs into the end zone. LSU 9, Oregon 6.

OREGON: James 3 run (Beard kick) at 5:16. DRIVE: 19-79-7:41. KEY PLAYS: On third-and-11, Thomas completes a 14-yard pass to Josh Huff for a first down at the LSU 35. On third-and-17, Thomas completes a 12-yard pass to Lavasier Tuinei and the Ducks get a first down as 4 yards are tacked on for an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on safety Craig Loston. Oregon 13, LSU 9.

LSU: Rueben Randle 10 touchdown pass from Jarrett Lee at :44 (Alleman kick). DRIVE: 12-75-4:26. KEY PLAYS: On third-and-12, Lee completes an 18-yard pass to Deangelo Peterson for a first down at the Ducks’ 23. On third-and-7 from the Oregon 20, Eddie Pleasant commits pass interference, giving the Tigers a first down at the 10. LSU 16, Oregon 13.

Third quarter

LSU: Michael Ford 5 run (Alleman kick) at 6:23. DRIVE: 5-21-1:47. KEY PLAYS: Michael Brockers forces a fumble by De’Anthony Thomas and Eric Reid recovers, setting up the Tigers at the 21. LSU 23, Oregon 13.

LSU: Spencer Ware 1 run (Alleman kick) at 3:03. DRIVE: 6-41-3:12. KEY PLAYS: Craig Loston knocks the ball loose from De’Anthony Thomas on the ensuing kickoff return and Ron Brooks recovers at the 41. On third-and-goal, Mitchell commits pass interference against Randle, giving the Tigers a first down at the 2. LSU 30, Oregon 13.

Fourth quarter

LSU: Alleman 32 field goal at 14:07. DRIVE: 8-33-3:25. KEY PLAYS: Ford runs 20 yards to a first down at the Oregon 28. LSU 33, Oregon 13.

OREGON: Huff 8 pass from Darron Thomas (Beard kick) at 9:14. DRIVE: 13-68-4:47. KEY PLAYS: On fourth-and-2, LaMichael James runs 2 yards for a first down at the Oregon 42. On third-and-4, Darron Thomas runs 5 yards for a first down at the LSU 33. LSU 33, Oregon 20.

LSU: Ford 16 run (Alleman kick) at 2:52. DRIVE: 5-41-2:56. Darron Thomas throws an incomplete pass in fourth down, giving the Tigers the ball at the Ducks’ 41. LSU 40, Oregon 20.

OREGON: De’Anthony Thomas 4 run (Beard kick) at :13. DRIVE: 11-70-2:33. KEY PLAY: The touchdown. LSU 40, Oregon 27.

FINAL SCORE: LSU 40, Oregon 27.

RECORDS: LSU 1-0, Oregon 0-1.


- Les East