Sunday, September 09, 2007

Lester, Williams each score twice as LSU bulldozes Virginia Tech

From the AP via ESPN:

LSU didn't need any small-school sacrificial lambs on its early season schedule to post a couple of gaudy blowouts. The tenacious Tigers made Virginia Tech look like a pushover instead of the ninth-ranked team in the nation.

Keiland Williams ran for 126 yards and two touchdowns and quarterback Matt Flynn led LSU to scores on four of its first five possessions as the Tigers cruised to a 48-7 victory over the uncharacteristically hapless Hokies on Saturday night.

The performance was so overwhelming that head coach Les Miles spent his opening comments trying to dissuade people from saying things that might go to his players' heads.

"You can save the accolades. We've just won two games and we have a lot of football to play," Miles said. "Don't make too much of this. It's all about what we have to get done in the future."

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I made the mistake of turning on the radio too soon after the game: I think I was hearing the same motherfuckers who used to piss me off in Baton Rouge. Goddamned local sports-talk idiots were continuing to totally dis LSU's head coach, "Well the jury's still out on Les Miles, but the Tigers have a whole lotta talent, and that's what won tonight." What the fuck do these people want? The Hokies are a great team and we routed them. This doesn't have anything to do with actual analysis anymore. This can no longer be compared to Barry Switzer winning the Super Bowl with Jimmy Johnson's Cowboys. This is Miles' fourth season at LSU; it is no longer Nick Sabin's team.

And what a team it is! They looked like an NFL team out there tonight, and a good NFL team at that, totally dominant. I missed most of the first half because I was busy watching Texas get its shit together against TCU, but the second half was glorious. I bet the Tigers win the big one this year.

And I bet they win it outright, unlike the split one Sabin shared with USC. Geaux Tigers!

LSU running back Keiland Williams (5) runs past Virginia Tech's Victor Harris (1) on his way to a 67-yard touchdown in the first half of their college football game in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)(via ESPN)