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|LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. had an epic night in the Tigers' win over UAB.|
Odell Beckham Jr. has had some big games in his college career, but nothing quite like the night the junior had in LSU's home opener against UAB on Saturday.
In a 56-17 LSU win, Beckham Jr. caught five passes for 136 yards and three touchdowns (29, 22 and 27 yards). He rushed once for 15 yards, returned a kickoff 21 yards, and ran back three punts for 59 more return yards. But it was a third-quarter special-teams play that put Beckham's performance in another stratosphere.
When UAB's 59-yard field-goal attempt came up just short, Beckham was nine yards deep in the LSU end zone waiting on the live ball. He raced between the hashes for about 20 yards before breaking free along the left sideline and ran 109 yards untouched for a score.
On a night when quarterback Zach Mettenberger set a school record with five touchdown passes, Beckham was not to be overshadowed. Beckham finished with 331 all-purpose yards. He was officially credited with 100 yards on the field-goal return. Beckham is among the top NFL prospects on the LSU roster, although he is only a junior this season.
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