BATON ROUGE, La. — It wasn’t pretty, but No. 25 LSU held on for a 35-26 victory against visiting Syracuse on Saturday night in Tiger Stadium.
The Tigers scored early and closed the first half with a long touchdown from Danny Etling to Stephen Sullivan, his first career receiving touchdown at LSU. That offensive explosiveness continued to start the third quarter when Etling hit Drake Davis for an 87-yard connection.
Syracuse would not go down easily, and as the Orange rallied back, the Tigers turned to freshman Myles Brennan at quarterback. Brennan led a scoring drive on his first series under center, but after Syracuse cut the lead to 2, LSU turned back to Etling, who engineered one last scoring drive to create some breathing room.
LSU held on for the victory in its return to Baton Rouge. Here is what head coach Ed Orgeron said after the game: