Miami took an early 3-0 lead on a 21-yard field goal from Jon Peattie. LSU responded with Chris Jackson kicking a 37-yard field goal as the teams were tied at 3 after 1 quarter. In the second quarter, backup quarterback Matt Flynn threw a 51-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Craig Davis as LSU led 10-3. A 47 yard Chris Jackson field goal, and a 4-yard touchdown pass from Flynn to Joseph Addai gave the Tigers a 20-3 halftime lead.
In the third quarter, Addai scored on a 6-yard touchdown run extending the lead to 27-3. Jacob Hester's 1-yard touchdown run gave the Tigers a 34-3 lead. In the fourth quarter, Mario Stevenson and Chris Jackson kicked field goals to give the Tigers the 40-3 win.