North Texas at LSU: Live Score, Analysis and Results

Danny FlynnSenior Analyst ISeptember 1, 2012

Final Score: LSU 41, North Texas 14

LSU flexed its muscles against a physically overmatched North Texas team tonight. 

Although the Tigers made their fair share of mistakes, they managed to use their size, speed and strength advantage to prove their superiority over the Mean Green. 

LSU running backs Alfred Blue and Kenny Hilliard were the true stars of tonight's game, as they combined to rush for 264 yards. 

QB Zach Mettenerberger finished 19 of 26 and showed some intriguing flashes of his potential, but he did also make a few bad decisions. 

The offensive line did not play well, and that effort can't be tolerated. It's just that simple. 

It was hard to gauge the defense, considering North Texas isn't exactly an offensive juggernaut, but there were clearly some mistakes that will have to be corrected during practice this week. 

Ultimately, LSU did what it had to do in front of a rather lackluster crowd. 

I said it was going to be a vanilla offensive game plan, and that's exactly what it was. 

We should get a better feel for where this team is really at next week when QB Keith Price and the Washington Huskies make the trip down to Baton Rouge for an interesting SEC-Pac-12 showdown.