LSU vs. Arkansas Score, Takeaways: Harold Perkins Jr. Defensive tackle Harold Perkins Jr. No. 7 Tigers escape Hawks

Freshman linebacker Harold Perkins Jr.’s monster effort at No. 7 used by LSU. Perkins, who recorded four sacks in one game, fumbled Arkansas quarterback Kate Ford for the game-winning touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Perkins’ effort was part of an outstanding defensive effort by LSU, which held Arkansas to 250 total yards and under 3 yards per carry. Razorbacks starting quarterback KJ Jefferson missed the game with an injury, and backup Malik Hornsby eventually replaced him on the bench after a poor game. Ford, the third-string signal caller, led Arkansas’ lone touchdown drive, but it wasn’t enough in a close win for LSU.

Arkansas held LSU QB Jaden Daniels to just 86 yards on 8-of-15 passing. The Hawks sacked Daniels seven times and forced both a fumble and an interception in the first quarter. However, LSU was able to pull off a controversial third-down conversion with a passing play — similar to the game-winning 2-point conversion against Alabama — to run out most of the clock in the fourth quarter.

Ford had one last drive to tie the game, throwing a pair of nice passes to start the drive. However, Perkins rebounded and knocked the ball out of Fortin’s hands as he retreated. The loose ball was recovered by the LSU defense, allowing the Tigers to run out the clock for their fourth straight win.

With the win, LSU (8-2, 6-1 SEC) maintains control of the SEC West while eliminating Alabama from entering the back door. If No. 9 Bama beats No. 11 Ole Miss on Saturday afternoon, the Tigers can officially clinch a spot in the SEC Championship Game. Otherwise, LSU will need a win against struggling Texas A&M in the final week.

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