No. 23 LSU rallies from 15 down, tops No. 21 Missouri
Jayden Daniels passed for 259 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 130 yards and another TD as No. 23 LSU rallied past No. 21 Missouri 49-39 Saturday in Columbia, Mo.
Missouri (5-1, 1-1 in the Southeastern Conference) built a 22-7 lead with 10:47 left in the second quarter before LSU (4-2, 3-1 SEC) climbed back into the game.
Logan Diggs rushed for 134 yards and a touchdown for LSU. Malik Nabers caught six passes for 146 yards and a touchdown and Brian Thomas Jr. caught four passes for 66 yards and a TD.
Brady Cook passed for 395 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions for Missouri. Cody Schrader (114 yards rushing, three TDs), Luther Burden III (11 receptions, 149 yards) and Theo Wease Jr. (four catches, 80 yards, one TD) also had big games.
On its first possession Missouri marched 87 yards on nine plays to take an 8-0 lead. Cook threw an 18-yard touchdown pass to Wease, then ran in the two-point conversion.
LSU responded with a 75-yard scoring drive capped by Diggs' 1-yard TD plunge.
Missouri regained the lead 15-7 on its own 75-yard touchdown drive, with Schrader finishing with a 21-yard scoring run. Cook's 9-yard TD pass to Brett Norfleet pushed the margin to 22-7.
Damian Ramos hit a 48-yard field goal to start LSU's comeback bid. After Harold Perkins Jr. snagged Cook's first interception of the season, LSU cut its deficit to 22-17 on Daniels' 3-yard touchdown pass to Mason Taylor.
Harrison Mevis hit a 50-yard field as the first half ended to extend Missouri's lead to 25-17.
Ramos hit a 29-yard field goal to cut LSU's deficit to 25-20 early in the second half, then LSU surged ahead 27-25 on Daniels' 42-yard touchdown pass to Thomas.
Schrader's 51-yard run led to his 2-yard TD plunge as Missouri retook the lead 32-27. Daniels answered with a 35-yard touchdown run and a two-point conversion pass to Nabers as LSU moved ahead 35-32.
Cook's 42-yard pass to Burden set up Schrader's 1-yard touchdown run as Missouri took a 39-35 lead with 5:40 left in the game. But LSU responded quickly with Daniels' 29-yard TD pass to Nabers to move up 42-39.
Major Burns sealed the victory for LSU with a pick-six with 34 seconds left.
--Field Level Media
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