On Saturday, Oct. 16. the #20 Florida Gators played against the un-ranked LSU Tigers at 12 p.m.
The Tigers upset the Gators by beating them 49-42 at home.
The Gators took the lead early in the first quarter when running back, Damon Pierce, rushed for 7-yards into the endzone. The extra-point kick after was missed by Jace Christmann.
LSU responded well through will a full field drive at the end of the first and the beginning of the second quarter. LSU running back, Tyrion Davis-Price, rushed 18 yards into the endzone to tie the game at 6. The kicker for LSU was able to gain his team the extra point and put them ahead by one point early in the second quarter.
Florida then tried to respond, but quarterback, Emory Jones, threw an interception in the middle of the second quarter.
Max Johnson, Tigers quarterback, decided to wasted no time and threw his first touchdown pass of the game to wide receiver, Jaray Jenkins. This made the score 14-6.
On the next drive for Florida, Coach Dan Mullen decided to play a new quarterback.
Freshman, Anthony Richardson, threw an interception on his first drive on the field.
LSU responded the same way by Johnson throwing to Jenkins to make the score 21-6.
Florida did not want to go into halftime down by this much though. Jones came back in and threw a 42-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver, Justin Shorter. The score going into halftime 21-13 and the Tigers were up.
Florida started with the ball in the second half. Jones threw an interception on his first drive which was returned for a touchdown making the game 28-13, the tigers.
Richardson was then put back into a game and rushed five yards himself for a touchdown. He then rushed the yards two extra points making it a seven-point game between the Tigers and Gators.
Price scored his second touchdown of the game in the third quarter by rushing 40 yards.
Shortly after Shorter caught his second touchdown of the day to make the game 28-35, the tigers.
The Gators scored again with three minutes left in the third quarter to tie up the game.
The Tigers running game gained them another touchdown again when Davis-Price rushed a touchdown early in the fourth quarter to give them a 7-point lead.
On the Gator’s next drive, they responded by incorporating both of their quarterbacks in their drive to tie the game up at 42.
LSU then scored with three minutes left in the game to give them a 7-point lead. The Gators tried to respond but were unsuccessful. The final of the game was 49-42, the tigers.
Overall, the Gator’s defense was not able to stop LSU’s running game. Both team’s offenses were successful throughout the game, but the LSU running game outdid the Gator’s defense this week.