NEW ORLEANS—It took more than a half to get rolling, but top ranked LSU finally did against Western Kentucky.
Hahnville's Alfred Blue ran for two second half touchdowns as LSU routed the Hilltoppers 42-9 Saturday night before an announced crowd of 92,917 at Tiger Stadium.
Jefferson completed 8 of 14 passes for 168 yards, including a 59 yard first quarter touchdown pass to Rueben Randle. Lee threw a 5 yard fourth quarter touchdown pass to Kadron Boone. LSU head coach Les Miles addressed the issue before reporters could even ask. Said Miles, "It was a one game decision. We will go from here."
He said Lee could end up starting games later this season.
With LSU leading 21-9, Blue raced 45 yards up the middle to score late in the third quarter. Blue added a 4 yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.
LSU is 10-0 for the first time since 1958. That year the Tigers won their first of 3 national championships. The others were in 2003 and 2007.
Les Miles won his 100th game as a college head coach. 72 of those wins are at LSU.