The LSU Tigers were tasked with another huge opponent this week. This time getting the chance to beat another top 10 team and further cement LSU’s argument for being the best team in the country. The match-up of top ten teams brought the attention of ESPN’s College Gameday, which airs on the campus of the biggest game of the week. All eyes were going to be on Baton Rouge this week, the Tigers had to put on a show in order to not disappoint.
The game started off strong as both teams traded blows and fought hard. Florida’s offense looked like it was rolling early and the Tigers were not up to their normal speed towards the beginning of the game. A combination of the two factors kept the game close in the first half. Through the first two quarters the game was knotted up, neck and neck, at 21 to 21. The first half had me feeling a little bit nervous. Florida was playing good football and LSU looked a little bit out of sorts. Florida definitely had the toughest defense that LSU had faced up until this point, and they were keeping things interesting.
As the second half started, Florida emphatically drove down the field on their first possession to take a 28 to 21 lead early in the third quarter. This had me really nervous. It looked like Florida was clicking on all cylinders now and might be able to start running away with the game. Then came big, bad Joe Burrow. The LSU quarterback led the offense on back to back possessions into the end zone to regain the lead at 35 to 28. Florida then made a strong effort to tie it up but at the beginning of the fourth quarter, Florida quarterback Kyle Trask was intercepted in the end zone by star cornerback Derek Stingley. The interception led to another LSU touchdown and the Tigers never looked back up 42 to 28.
This was a huge win for the Tigers and will most likely result in them moving up in the rankings. LSU, the football team, and the fans put on a wonderful show on the national level and if anyone missed the Texas vs. LSU game, they definitely watched this one to see how good the Tigers really are. LSU is on the road next week against SEC west opponent Mississippi State, which should be an easy win for them. Never say never though. Tune in next week for the results.