Halftime: LSU 14, Kentucky 0

October, 1, 2011
10/01/11
2:12
PM ET
Well, we saw some interesting things in the first half of the Kentucky-LSU game this afternoon.

First, Jordan Jefferson made his season debut and on his first and only touch of the game he scored a touchdown on a 1-yard run to give the Tigers the 7-0 lead. Jefferson hasn't done anything since, but he made his presence known on his one play.

But we've also seen Kentucky's defense step up against the No. 1 team in the country. LSU might lead 14-0, but is just 3-of-10 on third downs. Jarrett Lee has 124 passing yards and a 51-yard touchdown pass to freshman Odell Beckham, but he has completed just 6-of-18 passes.

LSU had 77 rushing yards at the half, but Michael Ford and Spencer Ware combined for just 9 yards on eight carries. Alfred Blue leads LSU with 39 yards on eight carries.

Kudos to Kentucky's defense for not being pushed around by that physical LSU offense.

As for Kentucky's own offense, things are pretty much the same for the Wildcats. The offense is still pretty lackluster, with only 45 total yards. Quarterback Morgan Newton has 12 passing yards and freshman Josh Clemons leads all rushers with 40 yards. Kentucky is 0-for-7 on third downs, but hasn't turned the ball over, so that's a plus.

Kentucky isn't totally out of this one, but if the Wildcats want a shot at upsetting the nation's top team, the offense has to do something, anything, and the defense needs to force turnovers. Let's see what happens in the second half.

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