Guice helps LSU open Orgeron era with 42-7 win over Missouri

LSU running back Derrius Guice (5) leaps into the end zone in front of Missouri safety Thomas Wilson (8) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Ed Orgeron held both arms in the air as he emerged from the Tiger Stadium tunnel for his first game as LSU's interim coach. Derrius Guice's long, crowd-thrilling touchdown runs ensured Orgeron would have every reason to leave Death Valley in an even better mood.

In the first game since the firing of coach Les Miles, and with star running back Leonard Fournette sidelined with ankle soreness, Guice rushed for a career-high 163 yards and three touchdowns, leading LSU to a 42-7 victory over Missouri on Saturday night.

Orgeron walked of the field beaming after his players gave him a celebratory drenching with a bucket of sports drink and handed him a game ball.

Guice scored the game's first touchdown on a zig-zagging, 42-yard run in which he left several would-be tacklers grasping at air before using his speed to race away for the final yards.