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LSU surges late to hand Mizzou 49-39 loss

In a high-scoring, back and forth Southeastern Conference showdown at Memorial Stadium in Columbia, LSU emerged victorious on Saturday afternoon against No. 21 Missouri with a final score of 49-39. The game showcased remarkable performances, particularly from LSU’s quarterback Jayden Daniels, who orchestrated a stunning comeback. Daniels exhibited his prowess by throwing for 259 yards and three touchdowns while also rushing for 139 yards and scoring once.

LSU’s defense, which had been a cause for concern in their previous game, was shaky early, but showed second half improvement, making vital stops and forcing Missouri into errors. These defensive stands proved pivotal in LSU’s comeback and eventual win.

The game was marked by its high-scoring nature, with both teams displaying offensive firepower. Missouri’s quarterback, Brady Cook, showcased his skills by throwing for an impressive 411 yards and two touchdowns, although he was intercepted twice.

LSU’s Logan Diggs contributed significantly to the team’s rushing game, gaining 134 yards and scoring a touchdown. Additionally, wide receiver Malik Nabers played a crucial role, catching a touchdown pass from Daniels in the closing minutes, ultimately securing LSU’s victory.

This win is likely to impact the team rankings, potentially elevating LSU’s position. Looking ahead, LSU will face Auburn in their next game, while Missouri is set to play against Kentucky, with a 6:30 kickoff on Saturday night on the SEC Network.

Other SEC finals from Saturday, October 7, 2023: 

Mississippi State 41, Western Michigan 28

Alabama 26, Texas A&M 20

Florida 38, Vanderbilt 14

Georgia 51, Kentucky 14

Ole Miss 27, Arkansas 20