Third-ranked LSU gained 508 yards total offense and defeated North Texas 41-14 in both teams' season opener at Tiger Stadium.

LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger completed 19 of 26 passes for 192 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Kenny Hilliard rushed for 141 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries. Alfred Blue rushed for 123 yards on 16 carries.

The Tigers held North Texas to nine first downs and 219 yards.