Sixth ranked LSU was able to come from behind and hold on to get the win against 20th ranked Texas A&M Saturday in College Station.
The Aggies jumped out to a 12-0 lead in the first half. But a Michael Ford rushing touchdown, followed by a Zach Mettenberger 29-yard touchdown pass, both within the final minutes of the half, put the Tigers in the lead at halftime 14-12.
Texas A&M had opportunities to keep close and even take the lead during the second half, however Taylor Bertolet missed two field goals.
Drew Alleman kicked a field goal of 28-yards early in the fourth quarter to give LSU a 17-12 lead. Jeremy Hill provided a cushion with a 47-yard touchdown run with 3:32 left in the game to give LSU a 24-12 lead.
Ben Malena was able to get a five-yard touchdown run late in the game to cut the LSU lead to five points.
It was a rough day for the LSU offense as they had 313 yards in the game. The Aggies outgained the Tigers by 103 yards, however they turned the ball over four times.
Johnny Manziel had 282 yards passing, but was picked off three times in the loss to LSU. Mettenberger didn’t have much of a better day as he was 11-for-29 for 97 yards with just the touchdown.
The Tigers will now have a bye week with the benefit of a two-game winning streak. They’ll have plenty of time to prepare for No. 1-ranked Alabama, which takes place Nov. 3.
Texas A&M’s loss Saturday to LSU snapped a five-game winning streak. They lost to Florida on Sept. 8.
Fortunately for the Aggies, they head to Auburn next week and will try to get back in the win column, before taking on Mississippi State and Alabama in the weeks following.