Tigers win 10th straight by defeating WKU, 42-9
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33)- — Lackluster was one word LSU head football coach Les Miles used to describe his teams performance against Western Kentucky Saturday night. After a hard fought road win at Alabama the Tigers started slow but eventually went on to win big, 42-9.
Jordan Jefferson started the game at quarterback. Jarrett Lee didn’t take a snap until the forth quarter when the game was in hand.
Coach Miles commented on the choice to go with Jefferson instead of Lee, “The decision made by the staff and myself on the quarterbacks was a one game decision. We’ll kind of go from there.”Nothing is in stone in any way. With that being said, I liked how we managed the game in the end. We controlled the game on the ground. I think our team is pretty healthy and looking forward to our next opponent.”
“We obviously got off to a slow start tonight. With a team like Western Kentucky, they come out and
play very hard the first half. They have talent. Sometimes in a running game, it’s not until the third or
fourth quarter when the game starts to pick up. The more you hit and the more you keep hitting, you
start to break some plays,” offensive lineman T-Bob Hebert said.
With the win coach Miles earned his 100th victory as a head coach in college football. “I have been fortunate to lead a lot of quality teams onto the field. That doesn’t happen without great
assistants, players and teams. I am just a recipient of being with some real quality people,” Miles said following the game.
The Tigers will play their last regular season road game at Oxford on Saturday against Ole Miss. Kick off for that game is set for 6 p.m.