#24 LSU struck first and never looked back as they took down #8 Miami 33-17 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.
The Tigers found the end zone on three separate occasions in the first half and carried a 27-3 lead into halftime.
Cole Tracy connected on two more of his game-high four field goals in the second half to give LSU a 33-3 advantage. Nick Brossette rushed for 125 yards and two touchdowns in the season opening win.
"We got a happy football team in there," head coach Ed Orgeron told reporters after the game.
Malik Rosier chopped down the deficit for Miami with a pair of touchdowns in the fourth quarter. Jeff Thomas hauled in five catches for a game-high 132 yards as the Hurricanes dropped to 0-and-1.
"We certainly had some things go well and some things not so well - lot of self-inflicted wounds, not to take away from anything LSU did because they beat us soundly," said Miami head coach Mark Richt.
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