No. 2 LSU dominates again in 48-7 victory over No. 9 Virginia Tech

Published 12:06 am Sunday, September 9, 2007

BATON ROUGE (AP) — LSU didn’t need any small-school sacrificial lambs on its early season schedule to post a couple gaudy blowouts.

No. 9 Virginia Tech couldn’t stop the second-ranked Tigers any more than some pushover.

LSU (2-0) scored on four of its first five possessions and cruised to a 48-7 victory over the uncharacteristically hapless Hokies (1-1) on Saturday night.

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Jacob Lester 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.

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

Williams added a 32-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter and led the Tigers on the ground with 126 yards on seven carries. Hester added 81 yards rushing, scored LSU’s first touchdown, and also caught a pass for 28 yards.

LSU starting quarterback Matt Flynn didn’t last the whole game either, but only because there was little need for him to play much beyond the third quarter.

Flynn ran for a 7-yard score early in the game and wound up with 217 yards passing.

Virginia Tech did not score until 4:38 remained in the third quarter, when backup quarterback Tyrod Tylor ran in from a yard out.

That made it 27-7, but LSU got those points back when backup quarterback Ryan Perrilloux found Early Doucet wide open for a 34-yard TD. Perrilloux also connected with freshman Terrance Tolliver for a 28-yard TD.