Tampa Bay Sports Day

BOWLS: LSU Defense Dominates Louisville in Wild Wings Citrus Bowl

ORLANDO, Fla. — No. 19 LSU had eight sacks and held Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson without a touchdown for the first time in 17 games, as the Tigers beat Louisville in the 2016 Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl, 29-9, Saturday in Camping World Stadium.

Offensively, LSU (8-4) was led by sophomore running and game MVP Derrius Guice, who ran for 138 yards with a 70-yard touchdown rushing and a 1-yard touchdown catch. The powerful back passed three more Tigers on the school’s career rushing list into 17th place (1,823), while becoming the fourth LSU back to surpass 1,300 yards in a single season (1,387).

Quarterback Danny Etling continued to manage the game well for LSU, completing 16-of-29 passes for 217 yards with two touchdowns. His favorite traget was junior receiver Malachi Dupre, who had a career-high 139 yards on seven catches.

Defensive end Tashawn Bower led the way with three sacks, while senior linebacker Duke Riley had a team-high eight tackles with a fumble recovery while wearing No. 4 as a tribute to fallen mentor Joe McKnight.

With two today, linebacker Arden Key established the LSU single-season sack record at 12. He passed Gabe Northern’s 1994 record of 11 in the opening seconds on the second half.

LSU head coach Ed Orgeron, who took over as interim coach four games into the 2016 season, finished 6-2 and won his first bowl game as a head coach.

Louisville (9-4) was only 2-of-17 on third down while possessing the ball for only 24.22.

LSU outgained the Cardinals, 394-220.

Jackson had 26 rushing attempts – including the eight sacks for minus-64 yards – for only 33 net yards. He was 10-of-27 passing for 153 yards.