LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (Ticker) -- Senior Marcus Randall and No. 12 Louisiana State dealt Southeastern Conference-rival Arkansas a crushing first under coach Houston Nutt.
Randall threw two touchdown passes to running back Joseph Addai and ran for two more scores as the Tigers handed the Razorbacks their first loss at War Memorial Stadium in 18 games under coach Nutt, 43-14.
"It was a tough day," Nutt said. "It's the first time we felt like this in Little Rock."
Addai, who rushed six times for 39 yards, caught a 20-yard TD pass to open the scoring and was on the receiving end of a 29-yard scoring play 1:37 into the second quarter to give LSU a 17-7 lead. His four TD catches for the season are the most for a Tiger running back since Eddie Fuller had nine in 1989.
Randall, who completed 10-of-14 passes for 173 yards, also rushed for a career-high 79 yards and two scores, including a seven-yard run with 9:50 left in the third quarter to give the Tigers (9-2, 6-2 SEC West) a 34-14 lead.
It was the Tigers' second straight win over Arkansas since DeCori Birmingham hauled in a 31-yard touchdown with nine seconds lift to give the Razorbacks a 21-20 victory in 2002.
"Coach kept reminding us about what happened here two years ago all week," Randall said. "I told coach that I felt comfortable running the ball. The team made a pact that the seniors would go out a winner."
Shyrone Carey rushed for a nine-yard score with 1:37 left to put the finishing touches on LSU's sixth straight victory since a humiliating 45-16 setback at Georgia on October 2.
"We dominated in the second half which was crucial," LSU coach Nick Saban said. "We controled the ball and burned a lot of time."
Senior Matt Jones played through a hamstring injury and completed 12-of-29 passes for 152 yards and two touchdowns for Arkansas (5-6, 3-5 West), which needed a win to become bowl eligible for a school-record seventh straight season.
"(My hamstring) was wrapped up pretty good but it still bothered me," said Jones, who broke his own school record for total offense in a season with 2,695. "I've enjoyed every minute of (my career) and I wouldn't trade it for anything."
Jones was intercepted twice by LaRon Landry in the second half. It was the first career multi-interception effort for Landry, who set up Randall's second rushing score with his first pick.
"The defense had some good turnovers when the game was still a game," Saban said. "I am really proud and impressed of what our team accomplished."