Reid contributes to LSU win over Texas A&M in Cotton Bowl

Michael Tortorich

Former Dutchtown standout Eric Reid and fellow freshman defenders Tyrann Mathieu and Tharold Simon helped LSU to a 41-24 win over Texas A&M in the Cotton Bowl Classic Friday night.

Mathieu was named the Most Outstanding Defensive Player for the game.

Mathieu, Reid and Simon each had interceptions.

Terrence Toliver, a Texas native, also had a breakout performance playing in his home state. The Most Outstanding Offensive Player caught three touchdown passes. He finished with five receptions for 112 yards.

Running backs Stevan Ridley and Spencer Ware both surpassed the century mark in rushing yards, totaling 105 and 102, respectively.

Tigers quarterback Jordan Jefferson went 10-of-19 passing for 158 yards with three touchdowns and an interception. He also rushed for 67 yards and a score.

LSU (11-2) won its 11th game for the sixth time in school history. The Tigers have had four 11-win seasons under head coach Les Miles.