BATON ROUGE, La. — A blocked Ohio State field goal attempt with five seconds remaining in the game spoiled a come-from-behind bid by the seventh-ranked Buckeyes and left them with a 13-13 tie with No. 4 LSU at Baton Rouge. In a first-ever meeting between the two schools, the Tigers’ (3-0-1) defensive tackle Karl Dunbar deflected Matt Frantz’s last-ditch 47-yard attempt that would have put OSU (2-0-1) back on top after an early 10-3 deficit.

A quick LSU team drove 61 yards to a touchdown on its opening drive, and would eventually account for 348 yards in total offense. Led by Tom Hodson’s 25-for-45, 267-yard passing day, LSU entered the second half with a 10-3 lead. But Ohio State battled back for a 13-10 advantage with 11:07 remaining in the game when Tom Tupa connected with Jay Koch from eight yards out. Outside linebacker Mike McCray set up the go-ahead drive with an interception of LSU’s Mickey Guidry at the Tigers’ 36.

With the score knotted at 13, cornerback Greg Rogan twice stopped LSU drives in the fourth period with interceptions, the second setting up Frantz’s potential game-winning effort.




Date League Season Attendance
September 26, 1987 Ohio State 1987 79,263


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