6:45 LRN Sportscast

The 5th ranked LSU football team was on the wrong end of a beat down in Orlando last night as Florida State scored 31 unanswered points in the second half en route to a 45-24 victory over the Tigers.

LSU failed to score twice in the red zone in the first half, they muffed another punt and the defense had no answers for Florida State‚Äôs offense as quarterback Jordan Travis threw four touchdown passes, three of them to Opelousas native Keon Coleman. Coach Brian Kelly did not expect such a bad performance….
cut 13 (11) “…have to own”
LSU came into this contest as a national title contender, but will likely have to win the rest of its regular season games to be in contention for a spot in the college football playoff. The Tigers are home this Saturday to host Grambling. The Tigers lost Hampton on Saturday 35-31.

ULM is looking for its first winning season since 2012 and the Warhawks season is off to a good start after beating Army 17-13 on Saturday. The Warhawks trailed by ten points in the fourth quarter, but former Ouachita Christian star Hunter Herring came off the bench to help spark the fourth quarter rally. Herring also threw the game winning touchdown pass and Coach Terry Bowden says Herring will start this Saturday’s game against Lamar over Jiya Wright, who threw two interceptions against the Black Knights…
cut 16 (16) “…same thing”

Also in week one, the Ragin Cajuns defeated Northwestern State 38-13. Ben Wooldridge threw three touchdowns and rushed for another, while the defense held the Demons to 187 yards.

24th ranked Tulane trounced South Alabama 37-17 as Michael Pratt threw four touchdown passes.

Louisiana Tech had a rough first half in Dallas and lost to SMU 38-14. McNeese did not look good on Saturday night in Lake Charles and were outclassed by Tarleton State in the second half and lost 52-34.