Speed saving LSU Tigers

ATLANTA -- You don't think speed makes a difference in college football?

LSU leads North Carolina 30-10 in the second quarter, and the only difference in the game is a trio of big plays by Russell Shepard, Patrick Peterson and Rueben Randle.

Really, North Carolina has looked more into the game and outplayed LSU much of the way.

But Peterson took a punt back 87 yards for a touchdown, reminding everyone why he's one of the best players in all of college football. Prior to Peterson leaving a vapor trail down the left sideline, Shepard took an inside handoff and sprinted 50 yards for a touchdown.

And then to top it off, Randle got behind the North Carolina defense for a 51-yard touchdown catch. That's after Peterson returned another punt 37 yards to put the Tigers in position.

Yep, speed kills. Just ask the Tar Heels.