The defending national champion and #17-ranked LSU Tigers had to move their game with the Missouri Tigers to Columbia because of Hurricane Delta. But the big storm turned out to be Mizzou, who as as 14.5 point underdogs shocked LSU in a 45-41 upset on Saturday.
A 13-yard pass from LSU quarterback Myles Brennan to Terrace Marshall put the Bayou Bengals on the 1-yard line with just over a minute remaining. But missed on four chances to score from the 1-yard line, including two rushes and two knocked down passes.
Brennan was 28-49 for 430 yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions, but his team falls to 1-2 in the season after winning the national championship. LSU was 0-10 on third down for the game, and had 20 carries for only 49 yards on the ground.
It’s a huge win for Mizzou and new head coach Eli Drinkwitz, led by Connor Bazelak’s 29-34 for 406 yards and four TD’s with 0 INT’s. The difference was on the ground, where MU had 33 carries for 180 yards despite five fumbles, three of which were recovered by LSU.
It’s the second time LSU has lost as two-touchdown favorite in 2020, falling to Mississippi State 44-34 two weeks ago as the 14.5 point chalk.
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