LSU Gobbles Rice, 42-10

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(AP) Joe Burrow passed for a career-high 307 yards and two touchdowns in less than three quarters for LSU in a 42-10 victory over Rice Saturday.

The Tigers (9-2, No. 7 CFP) led 35-3 midway through the third quarter en route to a victory in which the only drama involved whether LSU would cover a point spread hovering around 44 points before kickoff.

Nick Brossette rushed for two touchdowns for LSU, which can clinch its first 10-win season under coach Ed Orgeron - and virtually ensure a New Year's Day bowl bid - by winning its regular-season finale next weekend at Texas A&M.

LSU outgained Rice (1-11) 552 yards to 198. The Owls have lost 11 straight.

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