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Derrius Guice
LSU running back Derrius Guice (5) leaps into the end zone for a touchdown during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Texas A&M Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016, in College Station, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Posted: Thursday, 24 November 2016 9:36PM

LSU beats Texas A&M for a 6th straight time



For the second straight year, coaching rumors received more attention than what happened on the field during an LSU-Texas A&M. What happened on the field, was a record breaking performance by the Tigers offense in a 54-33 win. 

The Tigers had 624 total yards, as for the first time in program history, they had a quarterback throw for more than 300 yards and a player rush for over 200 yards in the same game. Tigers running back Derrius Guice set the school's single game rushing record, which was set earlier this year by Leonard Fournette, The Baton Rouge product had 285 yards and 4 touchdowns.

Meanwhile, LSU QB Danny Etling was very good. He was 20 of 28 for 324 yards and two touchdowns. Russell Gage had a break-out performance as he caught 5 passes for 62 yards and a brilliant TD grab, as he was able to get one foot down in the end zone while stretching for a pass from Etling.

LSU needed a big offensive night. The Tigers defense, which had given up 11 touchdowns going into this game, allowed five touchdowns on the night. The Tigers played without starting linebackers Kendell Beckwith and Arden Key, because of injuries.

The win for LSU improved its record to 7-4.

But now the real fun begins, as it's expected to be a wild run of reports citing sources when it comes to who will be the head coach for the Tigers in 2017. It was reported during the game that LSU was closing in on a deal with Houston's Tom Herman.

The report forced LSU AD Joe Alleva to issue a statement that said no decision has been made on who will be the next football coach at LSU. Alleva also said they will take their time and make sure they select the right person.

If this was Orgeron's final game as head coach at LSU, he'll be remembered as a coach that got the players ready to play and big offensive performances in victories


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