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Mettenberger, No. 9 LSU rout UAB

Zach Mettenberger threw a school-record five touchdown passes -- three of them to Odell Beckham -- and No. 9 LSU opened its home schedule with an easy 56-17 victory over UAB.Mettenberger was an efficient 16-of-19 while amassing 282 yards through the air for the Tigers (2-0), winners of eight straight season-opening games at Tiger Stadium.Jarvis Landry caught Mettenberger's two other TD passes, finishing with five catches for 71 yards. Beckham also had five receptions totaling 136 yards, and added a 100-yard scrimmage return touchdown off a missed field goal to his stat line."I prayed before the game just for a big game, and it finally came through," said Beckham. "I just have to give my hats off to my teammates."Austin Brown ended 9-of-24 for 136 yards with a touchdown for UAB (0-2), which was shut out in the second half.UAB battled back in the second quarter after a rough start to get within 35-17 at halftime, but LSU clamped down in the second half.Mettenberger, who threw three touch...

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