How they scored: LSU 34, Syracuse 24 _lowres

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU kicker Trent Domingue connects on his second field goal during the Tigers' win over Syracuse last week. Domingue has been LSU's top kicker this season, playing ahead of Colby Delahoussaye.


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