BATON ROUGE, La. — – Senior quarterback Jayden Daniels piled up 509 whole yards, threw six landing passes and rushed for 2 extra scores as No. 15 LSU defeated Georgia State 56-14 Saturday evening.
Daniels continued to make his case for Heisman Trophy consideration, main the Tigers (8-3, 5-2 SEC) on landing drives on all eight of his group’s possessions earlier than being subbed out with underneath 4 minutes to go within the recreation. He accomplished 25 of 30 passes for 413 yards. He additionally rushed for 96 yards on 10 carries.
“Persons are beginning to see how assertive and decisive of a soccer participant he’s,” LSU head coach Brian Kelly mentioned of his quarterback. “When you find yourself 25 or 30 throwing the soccer, the decisiveness and determination making needs to be that approach.
“It was an amazing efficiency by our offense. Eight touchdowns on eight possessions; what extra are you able to say.”
Daniels’ position in eight whole touchdowns within the recreation matched a college document set by 2019 Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow, who had an element in eight scores in LSU’s 63-28 playoff victory over Oklahoma the identical season.
“The teaching workers places quite a bit on our plate and I take an incredible quantity of accountability to go on the market and assist this offense execute on a excessive degree,” Daniels mentioned. “Give the teaching workers credit score, they make practices tremendous laborious so Saturdays could be straightforward.”
The winningest energetic coach within the NCAA, Kelly mentioned Daniels could also be one of the best participant he has ever coached in his 32 years of being a head coach.
“I feel, proper now, the way in which he’s enjoying and the decisiveness in the way in which he’s taking over video games he’s one of the best participant,” he mentioned. “I might say that as a result of the numbers are reaching ranges that no person thought he would contact. He tied Joe Burrow’s document tonight. I might say he is one of the best.”
Daniels echoed his head coach’s sentiments.
“I am chasing being nice every week,” Daniels mentioned. “I do know I nonetheless have a protracted solution to go. However, you possibly can’t take video games off as a result of if you happen to do, you will get beat.”
Tied at 14 close to the top of the primary quarter, LSU scored 21 unanswered factors to shut out the primary half. Daniels gave LSU the lead for good when he discovered Kyren Lacy for a 27-yard landing, capping a seven-play, 80-yard drive to make it 21-14.
Forcing Georgia State (6-5, 3-5 Solar Belt) to show the ball over on downs on its ensuing possession, it took LSU just one play to make it 28-14, when Daniels hit Brian Thomas Jr. for a 70-yard landing.
Daniels linked with Lacy for a second time, with underneath a minute to go within the first half, from 13 yards out to make it 35-14 Tigers.
Scoring on its first three possessions of the primary half, LSU ran its consecutive drives with landing to 12, courting to its 52-35 victory over Florida on Nov. 11.
The Panthers stayed within the recreation early, scoring on two of their first three possessions. Darren Grainger linked with Talique Williams on the Panthers’ opening possession. Senior working again Marcus Carroll added a 44-yard speeding landing with underneath a minute to go within the first quarter.
Carroll completed because the main rusher for Georgia State with 87 yards on 15 carries.
Georgia State: The Panthers proceed to battle in opposition to Energy 5 colleges, dropping to 1-16. Georgia State’s lone win over a Energy 5 program got here in 2019, in its season opener at Tennessee.
LSU: Within the final two weeks, Daniels has made a respectable case to be thought of one of the best faculty soccer participant within the nation, racking up 1,115 whole yards and 13 touchdowns.
DANIELS CONTINUES TO CLIMB RECORD BOOK
Daniels moved into second place within the LSU document e-book as being liable for 75 whole profession touchdowns. He trails solely Burrow, who was liable for 88 touchdowns from 2018-2019.
GRAINGER SETS CAREER MARK
Along with his 6-yard landing move to Williams on the group’s opening possession, Grainger set the Georgia State profession mark for landing passes with 52, eclipsing the mark of 51 set by Nick Arbuckle, who performed for the Panthers from 2014-2015.
Georgia State: At Outdated Dominion on Saturday.
LSU: Hosts Texas A&M on Saturday.