LSU’s season-opening victory over Washington last week wasn’t assured until quarterback Jordan Jefferson hit a wide-open Brandon LaFell in the end zone with 1:54 remaining.
On Saturday night in Baton Rouge, the No. 11 Tigers (2-0, 1-0) separated themselves from Vanderbilt (1-1, 0-1) with a 14-yard run by Keiland Williams with 6:01 to turn a seven-point game into a 23-9 victory.
Last week, LSU gave up 478 yards of offense. This week, 210.
The Huskies converted 11 of 20 third-down attempts and held onto the ball for nearly 37 minutes. The Commodores were 4-of-15, and the Tigers’ controlled the clock for 36:23.
Improvements were made, but not enough to satisy Coach Les Miles.
“I certainly enjoyed the victory,” he said. “That being said, I think we need to play better.”