Auburn faces daunting 2nd half of season, starting at LSU

Posted October 10, 2017

Saturday, Florida was neither lucky nor good. The Tigers managed to be better than the opponent in an area that LSU struggled in and it gave LSU a huge victory.

"They got what they deserved", said Florida coach Jim McElwain after last November's win. "They make you kick it".

It was an appropriate song for the end of the third quarter when the Gainesville-based Gators were trailing by one point.

WR Antonio Callaway - starter: One of nine players suspended for credit card fraud. Orgeron said he was impressed with how Charles and Deculus attacked the defense, but would like to see them improve in technique and recognition. "You play like an LSU Tiger". "And we had freshmen going in who didn't have a lot of experience".

They had those three cracks in the final quarter, but the offense couldn't replicate a third quarter when the Gators gained 130 total yards, including 112 on the ground. Florida is now tied with MI, which set the mark between 1984 and 2014. Orgeron coached the line when Auburn defensive coordinator Kevin Steele had that same role for LSU in 2015.

The Gators wedged out of trouble, but a critical false start penalty on Florida's Jawaan Taylor on second-and-6 made it extra tough.

LSU would get revenge this year, when it needed it most. He let me run the front. Besides, Florida had already overcome bigger fourth quarter deficits earlier this season against Tennessee and Kentucky, so a 1-point LSU lead was hardly a daunting challenge. "Tie goes to the runner, I guess".

The Gators announced earlier this week that they would honor the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer at this weekend's game. We don't say 'You're a freshman.' There are no excuses. "That's what we were trying to show tonight". "We just have to finish at the end". We didn't have enough things go our way, and we had done a pretty good job of that before. So Coach O wanted to get us back to that physicality. And the margin, once again, was razor thin.

"We made the decision on Monday that we were going to win this football game under any conditions, and we did that".

"Based on the alignment, it looked like they had a little piece of a check at the line", McElwain said. "Guys are hurting in that locker room, and they should hurt". A false start on first down was the culprit on the final drive.