Texas A&M has never beaten LSU as an SEC member, but the Aggies are halfway there. The 22nd-ranked Aggies hold a 17-10 lead over No. 7 LSU at the break in College Station.
After the teams combined for three three-and-outs to open the game, the Aggies opened the scoring by rumbling 95 yards in 10 plays, punctuated with a 10-yard Trayveon Williams run.
LSU immediately answered with a 12-play, 75-yard touchdown drive capped by a 22-yard Joe Burrow run, but Texas A&M immediately answered that answer with a 12-play, 75-yard touchdown march of its own, this one capped by a 10-yard scoring strike from Kellen Mond to Jace Sternberger.
LSU ended the chain when Cole Tracy missed a 49-yard field goal at the 5:30 mark of the second quarter.
Texas A&M closed the half with its third straight scoring drive, this one a 53-yard drive culminating in a 33-yard Seth Small field goal. Tracy redeemed his 49-yard miss with a 47-yard make on the final play of the half.
With 120 passing yards and 52 more on the ground, Burrow accounted for all but two of LSU’s 174 yards in the first half. Mond completed 8-of-13 throws for 83 yards, while Williams rushed 12 times for 96 yards.
Texas A&M receives to open the second half.