On a night that saw the LSU Tigers bench quarterback Brandon Harris in favor of Purdue transfer Danny Etling and running back Leonard Fournette not suit up due to an injury, the team made history. Defensive back Tre’Davious White helped the team open up a big lead over Jacksonville State with his third career punt return touchdown.
White fielded the ball at his own 40 yard line and seemed to be bottled up for no gain. However, he seemed to be just setting up his blocks as he doubled back all the way to his own 20, found a seam and returned the ball all the way to the house, opening a 27-10 lead going into halftime.
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The Tigers were inefficient in the first quarter of the game, but after Etling came in to replace Harris, the offense looked completely different. They scored all four of their touchdowns in the second quarter and have opened up a big lead going into halftime.
There is no question that White has been one of their best players over the last few years and will certainly be a top draft pick next April.