LSU just unbelievably lost to a Sun Belt team Chris Graythen/Getty Images
BATON ROUGE, LA - SEPTEMBER 30: Head coach Ed Ogeron of the LSU Tigers runs off the field at the end of the first half against the Troy Trojans at Tiger Stadium on September 30, 2017 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)


Troy defeated LSU, 24-21, on Saturday night in Baton Rogue, ending the Tigers’ 50-game home winning streak against non-conference opponents.

The win marks the first in program history for the Trojans over LSU, having lost two previous meetings at Tiger Stadium in 2004 and 2008.

Troy jumped out to a 17-0 lead in the third quarter on a 1-yard touchdown run by Jordan Chunn. The senior finished with 191 yards on 30 carries. Running back Jamarius Henderson extended the lead to 24-7 midway through the fourth quarter on a 7-yard run.

LSU lost starting quarterback Danny Etling for four possessions after the senior took a hard hit late in the second quarter. He was replaced by freshman Myles Brennan, but eventually returned in the fourth quarter and threw two late touchdown passes to cut the deficit to three.

But the Tigers couldn’t score on their final possession after taking over with 18 seconds remaining.

LSU will look to rebound in a crucial cross-conference matchup at Florida in Week 6.

Jason has contributed to numerous websites in the past covering a wide range of sports including SEC football for the past four seasons. He began his journalism career as a student journalist at the University of Tennessee where he covered the Vols for the student radio station and newspaper. Here’s ...Read more
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