Due to starting quarterback Zach Mettenberger's past two appearances on the road, which resulted in a nailbiting 12-10 win over Auburn and a loss to rival Florida, not many favored the LSU Tigers in this contest.

LSU tells critics to quiet down with their close 24-19 win over the newest members of the SEC, the Texas A&M Aggies.

Fans, players and coaches could not stress enough how much LSU needed to win this game. It's important for LSU as they have next week off, and then face their biggest test of the season against the Alabama Crimson Tide in two weeks.

Here are the scoring plays that led the Tigers to victory this afternoon in College Station, Texas:

1st quarter:

TD 10:46 Christine Michael rushes left for 2 yards. Touchdown

FG 5:41 Taylor Bertolet 32 yard field goal attempt is Good.

End of the quarter: Texas A&M 9 - LSU 0


2nd quarter:

FG 7:24 Taylor Bertolet (Texas A&M) 50 yard field goal attempt is Good.

TD 1:49 Michael Ford rushes right for 20 yards. Touchdown

TD 0:11 Zach Mettenberger pass to the left to Kadron Boone for 29 yards

End of the quarter: LSU 14 - Texas A&M 12


3rd quarter:

No scoring plays


4th quarter:

FG 8:35 Drew Alleman 28 yard field goal attempt is Good.

TD 3:12 Jeremy Hill rushes right for 47 yards. Touchdown

TD 1:17 Ben Malena (Texas A&M) rushes left for 5 yards. Touchdown

Final score: LSU 24 - Texas A&M 19