No. 25 LSU nearly blew an 18-point second-half lead, but wide receiver D.J. Chark raced 20 yards on a jet sweep for a touchdown with 1:52 left to help the Tigers hold off over Syracuse.
LSU (3-1) was a heavy favorite but had its hands full with Syracuse, which rolled us 265 yards passing in a quick-tempo offense led by quarterback Eric Dungey. who completed 32 of 53 passes for 265 yards and one score, and he ran 22 yards for a touchdown that narrowed the deficit to 28-26 with 5:40 left.
But after LSU recovered an onside kick, starting quarterback Danny Etling returned to the game and engineered a 56-yard drive to put the game away.
Running back Darrel Williams was the key player on the drive, racing 25 yards to the Syracuse 28 against a blitz. Williams finished with 92 yards rushing and 50 yards on three catches.
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