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5 things we learned from LSU's upset of Florida

5 things we learned from LSU's upset of Florida

Down the road, though, when the Tigers have to fight from behind or try to win a game in the closing minutes, there has to be some willingness to let the quarterback make plays with his arm.

Linebacker Devin White ended Florida's hopes when he batted down a fourth down pass by Gator quarterback Felipe' Franks.

LSU made strides and got the end result it badly needed with the win.

"At no time was it the intentions of Tiger Band to disrespect or interrupt a tribute of someone we consider a musical icon and apologize to anyone thinking this was the case", the band's statement said.

Another true freshman scored the second LSU touchdown, when tight end/F-back Tory Carter caught a third-and-goal pass from the 2, which was set up by a 47-yard pass from Etling to senior wideout D.J. Chark.

LSU ran similar plays through the game with three wideouts combining for 10 carries and 105 rushing yards. The Gators marched 75 yards on seven plays after Lamical Perine punched in from two yards out for a 17-10 score.

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The Tigers took the lead with 1:22 remaining in the opening quarter, as Russell Gage took an end-around 30 yards to paydirt to give LSU a 7-0 lead following an 11-play, 86-yard drive.

In any event, we're pretty sure Gators head coach Jim McElwain will have a conversation with his young defensive back about this incident moving forward.

"I'm just of proud our football team and proud of our coaching staff", Orgeron said.

Florida threated the LSU redzone but had to settle for a 25-yard field goal. Though ultimately, it wasn't enough late in the game when the Gators had to pass. But when there was so much outside noise leading up to the LSU-Florida game this last week, the notion of souring some pomp and circumstance likely had a special feel for the Tigers. Against Troy, the Tigers started two freshmen — right guard Ed Ingram and right tackle Saahdiq Charles — on the offensive line for the first time since 1986.

And wide receiver Derrick Dillon was ejected from the game in the opening period for a targeting block. The one-point win was a mild upset to some, especially considering LSU lost to Troy a week ago and entered Saturday's game struggling to find its rhythm on offense or win the battle in the trenches on both sides of the ball.