SCORE BY QUARTERS
LSU — 7 0 17 10 — 34
Syracuse — 0 3 ?7 14 — 24
LSU: Leonard Fournette 14 run at 3:56 (Trent Domingue kick). DRIVE: 6 plays, 91 yards, 3:26. KEY PLAYS: Brandon Harris starts the drive with completions of 12 yards to Malachi Dupre and 14 yards to Trey Quinn. After a false start, Harris throws a 12-yard pass to John Diarse. After another false start, Harris escapes a sack and tosses the ball back to Fournette, who turns a broken play into a 48-yard run to the Syracuse 15. TIGERS 7, ORANGE 0.
SYRACUSE: Cole Murphy 43 field goal at 6:58. DRIVE: 9-33-4:42. KEY PLAYS: Zach Mahoney starts the drive with a 10-yard pass to Brisly Estime to midfield for Syracuse’s first first down of the game. Jordan Fredericks 10-yard run on fourth-and-1 to the LSU 31 keeps the drive alive. TIGERS 7, ORANGE 3.
LSU: Domingue 21 field goal at 9:44. DRIVE: 12-76-5:16. KEY PLAYS: Harris 8-yard pass to Dupre on third-and-5 gives LSU a first down at the Tigers’ 33. Dupre 42-yard catch from Harris on third-and-4 to the Syracuse 19. Fournette 7-yard run to Syracuse 9. TIGERS 10, ORANGE 3.
LSU: Tre’Davious White 69 punt return at 7:48 (Domingue kick). KEY PLAY: An offensive pass interference penalty on Syracuse backed up the Orange to their own 11-yard line. TIGERS 17, ORANGE 3.
SYRACUSE: Estime 40 pass from Mahoney at 6:02 (Murphy kick). DRIVE: 3-67-1:46. KEY PLAYS: Personal foul penalty on LSU’s Lewis Neal for continuing the play after losing his helmet gives Syracuse first down at the Syracuse 48. George Morris 12-yard run to LSU 40 sets up the touchdown on the next play. TIGERS 17, ORANGE 10.
LSU: Fournette 62 run at 4:09 (Domingue kick). DRIVE: 4-75-1:53. KEY PLAYS: Fournette gains of 9 and 7 yards on the first two plays of the drive to the LSU 41. TIGERS 24, ORANGE 10.
SYRACUSE: Ben Lewis 2 pass from Mahoney at 12:06 (Murphy kick). DRIVE: 7-56-2:40. KEY PLAYS: Starting the drive at the Syracuse 44, Mahoney throws a 10-yard pass to Lewis and 15-yard facemask penalty moves the ball to the LSU 29. Mahoney 8-yard pass to Josh Parrish on third-and-8 gives Syracuse a first-and-goal at the LSU 4. TIGERS 24, ORANGE 17.
LSU: Dupre 11 pass from Harris at 9:14 (Domingue kick). DRIVE: 6-73-2:52. KEY PLAY: Harris 51-yard pass to Travin Dural on third-and-9 to the Syracuse 11 sets up Dupre’s touchdown catch on the next play. TIGERS 31, ORANGE 17.
LSU: Domingue 37 field goal at 5:11. DRIVE: 6-6-2:33. KEY PLAYS: Drive set up on interception by Deion Jones at the Syracuse 26. Derrius Guice 19-yard run to the Syracuse 9. TIGERS 34, ORANGE 17.
SYRACUSE: Dontae Strickland 5 pass from Mahoney at 1:53 (Murphy kick). DRIVE: 15-75-3:18. KEY PLAYS: Mahoney 12-yard pass to Lewis on third-and-10 to Syracuse 37. Mahoney 16-yard run on fourth-and-2 to LSU 39. Mahoney 10-yard run on third-and-5 to LSU 11. TIGERS 34, ORANGE 24.
FINAL SCORE: LSU 34, Syracuse 24
RECORDS: LSU (3-0), Syracuse (3-1)
— Sheldon Mickles