Tigers pull out with late win in Austin

 LSU quarterback Joe Burrow (9) out of the shotgun, Georgia Bulldogs vs LSU Tigers, Football, Tiger Stadium, October 13, 2018, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Tammy Anthony Baker, Photographer

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LSU quarterback Joe Burrow (9) out of the shotgun, Georgia Bulldogs vs LSU Tigers, Football, Tiger Stadium, October 13, 2018, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Tammy Anthony Baker, Photographer

Dan Del Bene, Staff Writer

Saturday night, 7:30, primetime.

The college football game of the week featured two top ten out of conference opponents: the LSU Tigers and the Texas Longhorns. In one of the most anticipated games of the early college football season that could determine who makes the playoffs, the No. 9 ranked Longhorns hosted the No. 6 ranked Tigers.

Things got chippy before the game even started with each of the teams arguing about who is DBU (defensive back university).

LSU started the game out with a field goal and then held Texas scoreless on two goal-line stands. One drive ended in a dropped pass in the endzone on fourth down.

Texas finally put points on the board with a 60-yard touchdown from Brennan Eagles.

The Tigers responded with 17 unanswered points going up 20-7 at halftime. Wideout Justin Jefferson had a huge 61-yard touchdown to break open the game.

Texas attempted a comeback, but it was too late. LSU had taken down No. 9 ranked Texas on the road, 45-38.

LSU QB Joe Burrow had a phenomenal game with 471 yards and four touchdowns. Three different LSU receivers had over 100-yards including Justin Jefferson’s nine receptions for 163 yards and three touchdowns.

Texas QB Sam Ehlinger also had himself a four-touchdown day.

It was a tough loss that Texas will have to bounce back from to have a successful season.

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