LSU came out of the locker room on fire. Michael Ford returned the kickoff 43 yards to the LSU 43, and on the first play from scrimmage, Hill broke free up the middle for a 57 yard touchdown run. LSU 21-13.
Late in the quarter, a Clemson turnover set up another LSU score. Andre Ellington fumbled and LSU recovered at the Clemson 29. LSU drove to the Clemson three but a third down pass in the end zone to Jarvis Landry was broken up by Garry Peters. Drew Alleman then kicked a 20 yard field goal. LSU 24-13.
LSU’s defense kept Clemson’s offense bogged down all quarter. Clemson managed just 28 yards in the quarter.
End of quarter…LSU 24-13.