Max Johnson passes for 5 TDs, LSU tops Central Michigan, 49-21

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LSU quarterback Max Johnson throws a pass against Central Michigan during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game in Baton Rouge, La,. Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021. (AP Photo/Derick Hingle)

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Max Johnson passed for 372 yards and a career-best five touchdowns in less than three quarters, LSU defensive end Andre Anthony returned a fumble for a 33-yard score, and the Tigers topped Central Michigan 49-21. Johnson completed 26 of 35 passes but was pulled after throwing an interception that was returned 20 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter.

Deion Smith had touchdown catches of 28 and 40 yards in the first quarter as the Tigers raced to a 21-0 lead. LSU freshman tight end Jack Bech had one-handed 20-yard touchdown and Devonta Lee had a 21-yard TD catch.

(Story via The Associated Press)

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