(2) LSU 48 (9) Virginia Tech 7

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU scored on four of its first five possessions and the second-ranked Tigers cruised to a 48-7 rout of
ninth-ranked Virginia Tech.

Jacob Hester and Keiland Williams each scored two touchdowns and LSU's menacing defense drove Virginia Tech starting quarterback Sean Glennon from the game midway through the second quarter.

Williams highlighted an overwhelming first half for the Tigers with a career-long 67-yard run for a touchdown. He ran for 126 yards.

LSU had a 24-0 lead after the first 18 minutes and outgained Tech 327-40 in the first half. This came a week after its 45-0 dismantling of Southeastern Conference rival Mississippi State.

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