BATON ROUGE, La. -- Backup quarterback Brandon Harris led touchdown drives on each of his seven series, sparking No. 17 LSU to a 63-7 rout of New Mexico State on Saturday night.
In vastly outplaying starter Anthony Jennings, Harris may have made himself a candidate to take over as the Tigers' No. 1 quarterback when LSU (4-1) returns to Southeastern Conference play next Saturday at Auburn.
Harris completed 11 of 14 passes for 178 yards and three touchdowns. He also ran for a pair of scores.
Jennings, who played for LSU's first seven offensive series, completed two of five passes for 11 yards and turned the ball over three times, twice on interceptions and once on a fumble.
Freshman running back Leonard Fournette had his first 100-yard game, finishing with 122 yards and two TDs rushing.
Andrew Allen had a 79-yard touchdown run for New Mexico State (2-3).
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3Q LSU T. Rogers run for -4 yds,T. Rogers fumbled, recovered by LSU D. Welter,Rogers, Tyler rush for loss of 4 yards to the LS27, fumble by Rogers, Tyler rec
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