BATON ROUGE, La. — The LSU football team bounced back from its rough loss against Alabama with an impressive 38-10 win against Arkansas last night.
Behind almost 400 rushing yards, a strong pass rush and multiple goal-line stands, the Tigers turned out arguably their most complete performance of the season, certainly their best on the road. Derrius Guice led the way for the Tigers, rushing for 252 yards on 21 carries, including a 96-yard touchdown, the longest rush in LSU football history.
After the game, Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema and some of his players had a few things to say about the way LSU played. Here they are.
What Bret Bielema said
- “This game was going to be about who came in a with plan and executed it. Every time we got something going on offense we shot ourselves in the foot.”
- “We knew Derrius Guice was a good player and on our radar. That obviously showed tonight.”
- “When they can run the ball as well as they did, you’re not going to have success in this league.”
- “We don’t count on anybody having any hangovers. They were very motivated and played very well today.”
What Arkansas’s players said
- “You never want to go out on a Saturday and play like that,” quarterback Austin Allen said. “You get 12 opportunities and you kind of waste one. I’m kind of sick to my stomach right now with how I played. I feel like I let the seniors down. I let everyone down.”
- “We all have good days; we all have bad days,” offensive tackle Dan Skipper said. “So, to sit there and say that (Allen) did this, or didn’t do this, or whatever, that’s hogwash. Y’all can do what you want, but we don’t win first down, get behind the sticks, it’s hard to win games.”