ARLINGTON, Texas – Nick Brossette ran 125 yards with two touchdowns, grad transfer quarterback Joe Burrow won his first college start and No. 25 LSU made an opening statement with a 33-17 win over No. 8 Miami on Sunday night.
Once the game started, the Hurricanes never really supported the bravado they showed in a spicy altercation and some pushing between teams during warm-ups about 75 minutes before the kick-off.
LSU led 27-3 by rest after Jacob Phillips returned an interception 45 yards for a touchdown.
Cole Tracy, a kicker at Division II Assumption College last season, made four field goals in his Tigers debut. His 54-year-old who just grumbled over the bar made it 33-3 late in the third quarter.
Miami, which lost four games in a row since a 10-0 start last season, could never celebrate with that showy sales chain that comes out when the Hurricanes get a takeaway.
When LSU stumbled on the opening stage, receiver Dee Anderson managed to recover after he had taken a shot and lost the ball shortly after the end of a 11-yard catch for a first drop. The Hurricanes instead lost the start angle Trajan Bandy when he was ejected for targeting.
The Hurricanes thought they came back awkwardly later in the first quarter for a touchdown, but a repeat review found that it was an incomplete pass from Burrow instead of an awkward attempt.
LSU continued to stay in the last minute of the first quarter when Burrow, who played in 10 games for Ohio in the last two years, seemed to change the game called. Brossette took an inside handoff and went untouched through the middle of the field for a 50-yard TD run that made a 3-3 tie.
Burrow finished 11 out of 24 for 140 yards.
The 1-yard yard of Brossette brought the score to 17 -3 on an 11-play drive when LSU twice a fourth-and-1 & # 39; was converted – on a 2-yard win by Brossette at the midfield and when Miami batted for offside. He only hurried 96 yards all last season as a junior.
Miami: Malik Rosier had a record season last year with his 31 touchdowns (26 passes, five rushing) and 3,588 yards, but had some of the same problems that annoyed him to lose the last three games. Rosier was 15 out of 35 for 259 yards with two interceptions against LSU. The Hurricanes dropped 33-3 for his 3-yard TD-keeper and 32 yard TD-pass to Brian Hightower in the fourth quarter. In the losing streak-to-end last season, he had three total TD & # 39; s (all passing) with five interceptions.
LSU: An impressive start, despite a somewhat sloppy fourth quarter for the Tigers, who had three other divisional enemies of the brutal SEC West ahead of them in the preseason Top 25. After their home opener they get an early chance to show they are real when they go to number 9. Auburn in two weeks.
Miami: Home Opener vs. Savannah State on Saturday.
LSU: Home Opener vs. Southeast Louisiana on Saturday.