LSU freshman Finley thrives, Tigers stop So. Carolina, 52-24

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LSU quarterback TJ Finley (11) warms up before an NCAA college football game against South Carolina in Baton Rouge, La. Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Brett Duke)


BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU freshman TJ Finley passed for 265 yards and two touchdowns in his college debut, Trey Palmer scored on a 95-yard kickoff return and the Tigers defeated South Carolina 52-24. Finley completed 17 of 21 passes with touchdowns of 7 and 51 yards to Terrace Marshall Jr. LSU’s Eli Ricks returned interception 45 yards for a score. South Carolina was unable to maintain its form from a week earlier when it beat Auburn for the first time since 1933. Collin Hill passed for 234 yards and one touchdown. Kevin Harris rushed for 126 yards and two TDs.