FINAL: Tigers Beat Gators 35-28
For the first time this season the LSU Tigers were held scoreless in a first quarter. The Gators adding points to the scoreboard early in tonight’s game.
Less than four minutes into the game, Florida quarterback Treon Harris connected with tight end Jake McGee to get the Gator’s in the end zone first.
The Tiger’s tied the game in the second quarter. Star running back Leonard Fournette in the quarterback position, driving into the end zone.
The Tigers, making up for the scoreless first quarter, with two more scoring drives in the second.
Quarterback Brandon Harris and wide receiver Malachi Dupre adding six, ending a nine play, 67 yard drive.
Later in the second, Harris with a big pass to Dupre, getting the Tigers into the red zone. Followed by Leonard Fournette adding his second touchdown of the night.
That drive, answered by the Florida offense. The Gators immediately adding seven points.
With less than 30 seconds left in the half, under pressure, Brandon Harris with an out of the pocket deep pass to Malachi Dupre. Dupre added his second touchdown of the night, to the scoreboard.
In the third quarter, both the Tiger’s offense and special teams struggled. The Gators scored in their first possession of the second half, while the Tiger’s offense failed to convert on four third downs. The final punt of the quart, returned by Florida to tie the score 28-28.
In the fourth, on fourth down, the Tiger’s turned to trickery. A field goal fake, sent Florida defenders scurrying to stop LSU’s Trent Domingue. Domingue on an outside route, rushing around the Florida defense, and breaking the tie.
Tigers lead the remainder of the fourth quarter 35 to 28, the final score tonight in Death Valley.
WBRZ Sports 2 will have all the highlights from tonight’s game, along with reaction from the teams, on WBRZ.com and tonight on WBRZ News2 at 10.