Which players stood out against Kansas State

The LSU Tigers football team never had a chance; Kansas State beat them 42-20 in the Texas bowl. LSU was missing a lot of players due to many reasons and could not overcome it. Now the Brian Kelly Era will begin. Here are the players of the game of both teams; it was hard choosing for LSU. 

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81 yards at the buzzer 🤯@13nation__ put on ’til the end pic.twitter.com/9Y5JUlRoZr

— LSU Football (@LSUfootball) January 5, 2022

Jontre Kirklin, a receiver, was thrown in the quarterback position in the Bowl game. Kirklin passed for 138 yards, three touchdowns, including an 81-yard touchdown pass to Chris Hilton Jr. to end the game. Kirklin also threw two interceptions. All night, Kirklin was throwing the ball up for grabs, and LSU receivers came down with the ball a few times. Kirklin also rushed for 61 yards, giving him 199 total yards for the game.

Defensive back Pig Cage had six tackles, three TFLs, and one sack. He played well Tigers, it’s pretty amazing that a defensive back has three tackles for a loss.

Kansas State

Quarterback Skylar Thompson passed for 259 yards and three touchdowns. Thompson was under pressure early in the game but scrambled and was able to find open receivers down the field. He completed 75% of his passes and had a 188.1 passer rating. 

@C_Vaughn22 pic.twitter.com/IPPTXCFZ8b

— K-State Football (@KStateFB) January 5, 2022

LSU’s defense did an ok job holding Deuce Vaughn in check to start the game, but as the game went on, Vaughn got it going. He finished with 146 yards in 21 carries and three touchdowns. His long was 48 yards, and Vaughn averaged seven yards per rush.

Fought Like Tigers pic.twitter.com/2wqS2FO22b

— LSU Football (@LSUfootball) January 5, 2022


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