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Jarrett Lee didn't exactly set the world on fire against Oregon, but he got the job done. He passed for just 98 yards on 10 of 22 passing and added a touchdown, but he managed the game very well. He handled the situation he was handed with maturity and class and showed plenty of leadership.
Then there was the defense that held LaMichael James to just 54 yards rushing. They held Darren Thomas to 240 yards passing on 54 attempts. Yes, mark that down, 54 passing attempts for an Oregon quarterback. That's unheard of!
LSU's pair of running backs, Spencer Ware and Michael Ford, combined for 195 yards rushing and three touchdowns. They were running all over Oregon defenders and showed why they are capable of being a National Championship team.
The surprise? The complete domination of Oregon in the second half. The halftime score read 16-13 in LSU's favor, and in the second half they came out and scored 24 points to Oregon's 14. They dominated the Ducks and a lot of people picked the Oregon to win with flying colors, but LSU stepped up and played extremely well.