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Former LSU star Tyrann Mathieu weighs in on Tigers' Week 1 struggles

The Honey Badger did not seem pleased with his alma mater. Tyrann Mathieu, who has long been nicknamed The Honey Badger, couldn’t resist taking to social media as his former team, LSU, fell to UCLA 38-27 on Saturday evening. The Twitter posts were a bit erratic. Mathieu is currently a safety for the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs but still takes pride in his home state school. Mathieu is from New Orleans.
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No. 16 LSU inconsistent in 38-27 upset loss to UCLA

PASADENA, Ca. (WAFB) - The No. 16 ranked LSU Tigers were inconsistent on both sides of the ball in their 38-27 upset loss to UCLA. The Tigers (0-1) struggled offensively on the ground managing only 48 yards total rushing. Tyrion Davis-Price led the way with just 30 yards on the ground.
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LSU vs. UCLA score, takeaways: Revitalized Bruins cage No. 16 Tigers for biggest win since 2015

Concluding a rough Saturday for the Pac-12, the league received the boost it needed as UCLA pulled off a 38-27 takedown of No. 16 LSU in the Rose Bowl. The Bruins entered as slight underdogs but outmatched the Tigers physically by pressuring quarterback Max Johnson all night on their way to a marquee victory. It's the biggest win for the Bruins since 2015 when they beat then-No. 13 Utah 17-9.
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LSU head coach Ed Orgeron takes blame for loss to UCLA

LSU sure didn’t start the season the way they wanted after falling 38-27 in the opener. When speaking with the media following the game, Orgeron was quick to point all the blame to himself. After all, he is the head coach, and it is his job to put his players in a position to be successful. That was much of the reason he made the changes at both coordinator positions in the offseason.
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Reports: LSU fans drink Rose Bowl dry of beer before kickoff

It was an issue that was talked about around SEC circles leading up to the game against UCLA in the Rose Bowl, and it came true at least in one section Saturday night. LSU fans bought so much beer that one section was out of stock before kickoff. It was only a month ago that Rose Bowl officials announced that the stadium would sell alcohol this season. Previously, alcohol sales were prohibited during regular season games at the Rose Bowl.
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UCLA Pulls Away from LSU, 38-27

PASADENA, Calif. — Quarterback Max Johnson connected with wide receiver Kayshon Boutte for three touchdowns, but it wasn’t enough for No. 16-ranked LSU on Saturday at the Rose Bowl. UCLA won the first meeting between the teams, 38-27. UCLA senior quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson threw for three touchdowns, as the Bruins pulled away from LSU with a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns.
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Ed Orgeron being compared to former SEC head coach after LSU loss

Ed Orgeron led the LSU Tigers to a perfect 15-0 record and a national championship in 2019 with QB Joe Burrow winning the Heisman Trophy along the way. However, in 2020, the Tigers regressed, finishing a disappointing 5-5 on the year. Now, they’re 0-1 in 2021 after losing at UCLA on Saturday night.
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Overreaction Sunday: LSU's 2019 season was the fluke, not 2020

Here we go again. Just like last season, the LSU Tigers’ game provided the overreaction of the week to kick off the season. One week into the 2020 season, the Mississippi State Bulldogs were poised to run through the SEC. The offensive guru Mike Leach had the SEC figured out after he picked apart the LSU secondary. His quarterback KJ Costello set an SEC record and it was all systems go for the Bulldogs, right?
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LSU football: Opening loss illustrates challenge of coming back

Ed Orgeron wanted to return to what he called “Joe Brady’s offense” of 2019. He wanted to move on from Bo Pelini’s defense of 2020. In No. 16 LSU’s 2021 season opener Saturday night, Orgeron got a little of what he wanted but appreciably more of what he didn’t in a 38-27 loss to UCLA in the Rose Bowl.
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Check out these images from the LSU Tigers first trip to The Rose Bowl

The LSU Tigers didn’t have a memorable trip to The Rose Bowl on Saturday night. Well, it was memorable but for all the wrong reasons. The Bayou Bengals will head home with an 0-1 record to start the season for the second-straight year. Much like the loss to the Mississippi...
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How to Watch/Listen: No. 16 LSU Football Season Opener at UCLA

For many in Louisiana, the next several weeks will go on without power. Following Hurricane Ida, there are reportedly 900,000 customers without power in Orleans Parish alone following a catastrophic Entergy transmission tower collapse that will likely take weeks to repair. So for those looking to an escape to watch...
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