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Rapid Recap- LSU regroups-hands Florida first SEC loss

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Give LSU and coach Ed Orgeron credit, a week after being humbled at home, they came into Gainesville, out fought Florida and escaped with a huge SEC victory over the Gators 17-16.

Early on, it was obvious the Tigers were on their game as they drove into position to score and used their speed to break out on top:

Russell Gage’s 30 yard scamper on the “jet sweep” caught Florida flatfooted and put LSU up 7-0.

The Tigers, off a humiliating loss to Troy at home last Saturday night, then put together two good drives. The first resulted in a late first half field goal and a 10-3 lead.

Then, the second saw the Bayou Bengals come out of the halftime break and promptly drove 75 yards in 9 plays and took a 14 point lead here:

Florida would respond with two scoring drives of their own. Lamical Perine scored and short runs both times. The second of which pulled Florida to within one:

But the Gators Eddy Pineiro missed the critical extra point to keep the game at 17-16. It would prove costly.

Florida had two chances to try to get into a position to kick a game winning field goal, but LSU’s defense stiffen both times.

After a great Tigers punt pinned the Gators inside their five yard line with under three minutes to play, LSU stopped QB Feleipe Franks, who threw incomplete on third down and on fourth down to turn the ball over to LSU. The Tigers proceeded to run out the clock for a stunning win.

LSU ran for an impressive 216 yards on Florida’s defense and played turnover free to secure the win.

The loss snaps the Gators three game win streak and avenges last November’s loss by LSU at home, when Florida stopped the Tigers on fourth and goal in the final minute of the game.

Florida must regroup to host Texas A & M next Saturday at the swamp.

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