LSU crushes Ole Miss, maintains No. 5 ranking

LSU crushes Ole Miss, maintains No. 5 ranking
Joe Burrow passed for 292 yards and three touchdowns, rushed for 96 yards and another score, and No. 5 LSU routed Mississippi 45-16 on Saturday night. (Source: Tim Eddington)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WVUE) - The LSU Tigers delivered a total team effort on both sides of the ball to deliver a blowout win over Ole Miss by the score of 45-16. The Tigers maintained their No. 5 ranking in the AP poll with the win, and kept the doubters quiet for another week.

“We blocked out the noise, and we did what we wanted to do. We played five games, that’s the best record we could have. Credit the coaching staff, all the late nights they have. All the players taking notes, watching film. Making sure we’re all on the same page. Incredible communication offense, defense, and special teams. Guys just working their butts off. That’s what it takes to have a really good team,” said LSU tight end Foster Moreau.

“We haven’t played a complete game yet. We have to remain hungry. We have to play our best to beat anybody. Every team in the SEC is going to be a challenge, we know it is. We’re going to enjoy this win,” said LSU Head Coach Ed Orgeron.

One player who’s no doubt enjoying this "W" is QB Joe Burrow. The Ohio State transfer threw for three touchdowns, and ran for one score.

“I think we’re starting to get a feel for each other. Offensive line, receivers, me, running backs. Like I said a few weeks ago, the offense is ready to take off. I think we took a stride tonight,” said QB Joe Burrow.

“Joe can do some things, but we’re going to have to get better on the offensive line, protect. That’s where we got to make a decision, what we can, and what we can’t do. Joe can make the throws, I know he can. I know he can make the decisions. I know he can scramble. Whether we can protect long enough for him, that’s the improvement we need to make,” said Orgeron.

“We feel confident with him there, and he does an incredible job for us. I’m proud of how confident he is, and how well adjusted he is to this offense, and the little sideline wrinkles we put in. We’re doing a great job keeping him protected, and he’s doing a great job making them pay,” said Moreau.

Tight end Foster Moreau likens Joe Burrow’s game to Baker Mayfield. He said he has an energy that ignites the entire team.

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