How they scored _lowres

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU wide receiver Travin Dural (83) goes high to pull in the touchdown catch as Western Kentucky defensive backs Marcus Ward (8) and Joe Brown (7) can only watch during the second half Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, in Tiger Stadium. LSU won 48-20.

Score by quarters

Western Kentucky 0 7 6 7 — 20

LSU 7 7 20 14 — 48

First quarter

LSU: Malachi Dupre 55 pass from Brandon Harris at 12:13 (Trent Domingue kick). DRIVE: 5 plays, 70 yards, 2:04. KEY PLAYS: Leonard Fournette starts the drive with a 9-yard run to the LSU 39. Fournette 3-yard run on third-and-1 to the LSU 42 keeps the drive going. TIGERS 7, HILLTOPPERS 0.

Second quarter

WESTERN KENTUCKY: Anthony Wales 7 pass from Brandon Doughty at 10:55 (Garrett Schwettman kick). DRIVE: 9-62-2:27. KEY PLAYS: Doughty 12-yard pass to Nicholas Norris on third-and-10 to the LSU 38. D’Andre Ferby 35-yard run for a first-and-goal at the LSU 3. HILLTOPPERS 7, TIGERS 7.

LSU: Darrel Williams 2 run at 1:25 (Domingue kick). DRIVE: 6-96-3:06. KEY PLAYS: Harris 67-yard pass to Travin Dural to the WKU 26. Fournette 11-yard run to the 12. LSU gets a first-and-goal at the WKU 2 on an 11-yard pass interference penalty on Prince Charles Iworah against Dural to set up Williams’ touchdown run on the next play. TIGERS 14, HILLTOPPERS 7.

Third quarter

LSU: Domingue 34 field goal at 10:26. DRIVE: 10-44-4:22. KEY PLAYS: Harris 28-yard pass to Dural on third-and-7 to the WKU 30. Dural 12-yard pass from Harris to the 23. Fournette 4-yard run on third-and-3 to the 19. TIGERS 17, HILLTOPPERS 7.

WESTERN KENTUCKY: Antwane Grant 39 pass from Doughty at 8:36 (kick failed). DRIVE: 5-66-1:43. KEY PLAYS: Doughty 7-yard pass to Norris to the WKU 41 to start the drive. Norris 9-yard pass from Doughty to the LSU 45. TIGERS 17, HILLTOPPERS 13.

LSU: Domingue 43 field goal at 6:42. DRIVE: 6-38-1:47. KEY PLAYS: Fournette 11-yard run and 15-yard late-hit penalty on WKU’s Brandon Leston moves the ball to the Hilltoppers’ 32. Williams 6-yard run to the 26. TIGERS 20, HILLTOPPERS 13.

LSU: Fournette 1 run at 5:54 (Domingue kick). DRIVE: 3-24-0:38. KEY PLAYS: Drive set up on fumble on kickoff return by WKU’s Kylen Towner; fumble was caused by Jamal Adams and recovered by Nick Brossette at the Hilltoppers’ 24. KEY PLAY: Harris 25-yard pass to Dupre to the WKU 2 and a 1-yard targeting penalty on Dejon Brown against Harris moves ball to the 1 and sets up the touchdown on the next play. TIGERS 27, HILLTOPPERS 13.

LSU: Tyron Johnson 61 pass from Harris at 2:06 (Domingue kick). DRIVE: 3-55-1:37. KEY PLAY: Drive set up on interception of Doughty by Adams and 7-yard return to the LSU 45. TIGERS 34, HILLTOPPERS 13.

Fourth quarter

WESTERN KENTUCKY: Taywan Taylor 9 pass frm Doughty at 13:04 (Schwettman kick). DRIVE: 10-65-4:02. KEY PLAYS: Wales starts the drive with back-to-back 9-yard runs to give WKU a first down at the LSU 47. Defensive holding penalty on LSU’s Ed Paris wipes out a sack, forced fumble and fumble recovery by Donte Jackson that he returned 47 yards for a touchdown. Doughty 4-yard pass to Jared Dangerfield on fourth-and-2 to the LSU 24. Dangerfield 15-yard pass from Doughty to the 9. TIGERS 34, HILLTOPPERS 20.

LSU: Dural 17 pass from Harris at 8:46 (Domingue kick). DRIVE: 6-50-2:59. KEY PLAYS: Fournette runs of 10 and 15 yards to the WKU 19. TIGERS 41, HILLTOPPERS 20.

LSU: Derrius Guice 47 run at 1:49 (Domingue kick). DRIVE: 5-74-2:50. KEY PLAY: Brossette starts the drive with a 10-yard run to the LSU 36. TIGERS 48, HILLTOPPERS 20.


FINAL SCORE: LSU 48, Western Kentucky 20

RECORDS: LSU 7-0, Western Kentucky 6-2

ATTENDANCE: 101,561 (paid)

Sheldon Mickles