Will Levis was able to throw for three touchdowns, and run for two more. LSU fell to 16 Kentucky throughout Saturday’s 42-21 victory.
They have made their first 6-0 start in 50 years. The Wildcats are now 4-0 in Southeastern Conference play and won their second consecutive victory over heavyweights. The No. 2 Georgia match is their biggest test. 2 Georgia next week in an East Division showdown, and they’ll enter with their best performance since the season opener.
Levis played a significant role in that. The Kentucky quarterback bounced back after a slow stretch, accounting for three first-quarter scores. Kentucky led 35-7 at the end of the fourth quarter. As the Wildcats defeated the Tigers by 475-408, the Penn State transfer inserted TD passes between the running scores of 1 and 5 yards.
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Levis completed 14 out of 17 passes, accumulating 145 yard. Chris Rodriguez Jr. ran for 147 yards with a touchdown and 16 carries.
LSU (3-3, 1-2) sought to rebound from last week’s 24-19 loss to No. 18 Auburn. The Tigers played catchup, and the Tigers were 21-0 down by the end of the third quarter when Tyrion Davis Price rushed to get the first of his two TDs.
Kentucky responded with two additional points to increase its lead.
Davis-Price ran for 147 yards in 22 runs, and quarterback Max Johnson completed 22 out of 38 passes for 261 yard. Malik Nabers was also rewarded with a 41-yard touchdown pass. Kayshon Boutte of LSU, a star LSU receiver, was injured in the fourth quarter and left the field with nine TD catches.
Kentucky is poised to climb a few places after another SEC triumph.
LSU: The speculation on the future of Tigers coach Ed Orgeron started before the half-time break and will only increase. One Kentucky touchdown was set up by a lost fumble, but LSU won it on downs and set up another TD. LSU never recovered from that hole.
Kentucky: The defense had been relying heavily on their defense for several weeks to keep slim leads. After that, Levis and Wildcats’ offense took over. Johnson and Boutte did not do any harm, and the defense recorded four sacks along with nine tackles.
LSU is No. 20 Florida on Saturday.
Kentucky is No. Georgia: Saturday at No.
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