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No. 3 LSU spanks Washington, 41-3

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  • LSU running back Michael Ford tries to break a tackle by Washington defensive end Josh Shirley during the first half Saturday in Baton Rouge, La.

      LSU running back Michael Ford tries to break a tackle by Washington defensive end Josh Shirley during the first half Saturday in Baton Rouge, La.
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BATON ROUGE, La. -- Alfred Blue rushed for 101 yards, including a 21-yard score, and No. 3 LSU racked up 242 yards on the ground in a 41-3 victory over Washington on Saturday night.

Power runner Kenny Hilliard added a pair of short touchdowns and fullback J.C. Copeland powered through for another score for LSU (2-0), which basically ran at will while averaging nearly 5 yards per carry.

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Tigers quarterback Zach Mettenberger was an efficient 12-of-18 for 195 yards, including a 32-yard scoring strike to Kadron Boone. James Wright caught five passes for 75 yards.

Keith Price was 17 of 36 for 157 yards for the Huskies (1-1). Normally a good scrambler, Price had trouble with LSU's speedy defenders, who sacked him four times and intercepted him once.

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