By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The No. 25 LSU Tigers defeated No. 8 Miami (Fla.) Hurricanes in the 2018 AdvoCare Classic at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The Tigers won 33-17 over the Hurricanes.
The Tigers improved to 1-0 on the season. The Hurricanes fell to 0-1 on the season.
LSU has now won two straight season openers after losing 16-14 to the Wisconsin Badgers at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin to begin the 2016 season. Miami lost its season opener for the first-time since losing 31-13 to the Louisville Cardinals on September 1st, 2014 at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, Kentucky.
Tigers quarterback Joe Burrow, who transferred to the school in the off-season as a graduate transfer from The Ohio State University, went 11 of 24 for 140 yards.
Nick Brossette had 22 carries for 125 yards and two touchdowns. Clyde Edwards-Helaire had eight carries for 24 yards.
Justin Jefferson had five receptions for 81 yards. Ja’Marr Chase had a 22-yard reception.
Hurricanes quarterback Malik Rosier went 15 of 35 for 259 yards. He also had a touchdown and two interceptions.
DeeJay Dallas had eight carries for 38 yards. Travis Homer had seven carries for 30 yards. Rosier, who had 16 carries, had seven yards and a touchdown.
Jeff Thomas had five receptions for 132 yards. Lawrence Cager also had two receptions for 42 yards, while Brian Hightower had a 32-yard touchdown reception.
Tigers defensive players Jacob Phillips and John Battle had an interception each. Rosier threw a pass to the right that was intercepted by Phillips, who then returned it for a 45-yard touchdown.
The Hurricanes had two touchdowns in the fourth quarter. Rosier rushed for a three-yard rushing touchdown. He also hit Brian Hightower for a 32-yard touchdown reception.
Tigers kicker Cole Tracy, who is a graduate transfer from Division II Assumption College in Worcester, Mass., made two third-quarter field goals. He also made a 54-yard field goal, which turned out to be the longest in program history. Tracy made four field goals overall.
Brosette rushed for a 50-yard touchdown in the first quarter. He also had a one-yard rushing touchdown in the second quarter.
Hurricanes kicker Bubba Baxa, who was making his college football debut, as the freshman connected on a 38-yard field goal.
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