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Saturday, November 19, 2011
Fast start for LSU

By Edward Aschoff

OXFORD, Miss. -- Well, the letdown disease sweeping the SEC missed LSU's team bus.

The Tigers jumped out to a 7-0 lead just 28 seconds into the game, thanks to a 46-yard interception returned for a touchdown by Ron Brooks.

An 86-yard drive and another Ole Miss turnover later and LSU took a 21-0 lead.

We saw just one LSU quarterback -- Jordan Jefferson -- and two for Ole Miss -- Zack Stoudt and Barry Brunetti -- in the first quarter. Stoudt was replaced after Ole Miss' third series after coughing the ball up on a sack.

LSU hasn't had to do much against Ole Miss to get on the board. The Rebels handed them the ball to set up two scores and the Tigers' long scoring drive mixed a nice blend of running and passing. The Tigers outgained Ole Miss 112-47 with nine less plays in  the first quarter.

LSU doesn't look very flashy, but it looks stronger, faster and better at this point.