Delahoussaye nails 50 yard field goal to lift LSU to 30-27 win over Florida
GAINESVILLE, FL - Colby Delahoussaye hit a 50-yard field goal with 3 seconds remaining to lift LSU to its first conference win of the season, beating Florida 30-27 and giving Les Miles his 100th career win with the Tigers.
The Gators hit a chip-shot field goal to tie LSU at 27 late in the 4th quarter in a crucial game for both teams, but LSU got a break when Rickey Jefferson intercepted a Jeff Driskel pass with under a minute left to set up the game-winning field goal.
The game was back and forth the whole way, as Travin Dural reeled in a highlight-worthy one-handed touchdown catch to put LSU up 27-24 mid way through the 4th.
Two big punt returns by Florida's Andre Debose led directly to 14 points for the Florida Gators, the second leading to a Jeff Driskel touchdown throw to put Florida up 24-20 in the 4th quarter.
On the strength of two Leonard Fournette touchdown runs, the Tigers built a 20-17 lead at the end of the 3rd quarter and the freshman running back has had the best game of his young career with 140 yards on 27 carries.
Debose started the scoring with a punt return for a touchdown in the 1st quarter.
LSU (5-2, 1-2) picked up its first conference win of the season, while the Gators (3-2, 2-2) fell to the middle of the pack in the SEC East.