Final: LSU 49, Florida 42
The LSU Tigers entered Saturday’s matchup with Florida with one of the nations least effective run games, however, they left Tiger Stadium setting program records on the Gators’ defense.
Tyrion Davis-Price equaled his season total (through six games) in four quarters against Florida and broke Leonard Fournette’s single game record (287). Much of that damage was done on what appeared to be a single playcall, a halfback trap to the right side of the line, but the Florida defense just couldn’t figure it out.
While the defense wasn’t very good, the final score would, at least, indicate that the offense played much better. They did, but they also turned the ball over four times with Emory Jones and Anthony Richardson both throwing a pair of picks.
Richardson did lead the Gators to a furious comeback in the third quarter and mounted 22 points in three drives following Jones’ second pick that opened the half.
No matter how much the offense did to get back into the game, the defense gave it back just as easily. In total, LSU rushed for 321 yards.
After the game, head coach Dan Mullen stated that the quarterback situation would be evaluated, leaving the door open that Richardson may be given an opportunity to lead this team.
- Passing Yards: 350
- Rushing Yards: 138
- First Downs: 26
- Penalties: 0-0
- E. Jones: 12-19, 161, TD, 2 INT
- A Richardson: 10-19, 167, 3 TD, 2 INT
- Shorter: 6-113, 2 TD
Florida goes into their bye week with a 4-3 record and a lot more questions than answers. That does not bode well for their showdown with Georgia in Jacksonville the following week. Georgia is the nation’s number one team and is coming off a 30-13 win over Kentucky.