Zach Mettenberger passed for an LSU single-game record five touchdowns, receiver Odell Beckham Jr. scored one of his four touchdowns on a 100-yard field goal return, and the ninth-ranked Tigers overwhelmed UAB 56-17 on Saturday night.
LSU coach Les Miles also decided to end running back Jeremy Hill's benching in the second quarter of the second game of the season. Hill, who was arrested last spring for landing a punch outside a bar, scored on a 3-yard run on his first carry.
Mettenberger finished 16 of 19 for 282 yards and was not intercepted. Beckham's 136 yards and three TDs receiving were both career highs. He led LSU (2-0) with 331 all-purpose yards.
Darren Reaves and Jamarcus Nelson each had touchdowns in the first half for UAB (0-2).
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