How’s your heart feeling? LSU and Florida treated fans to a thrilling SEC battle, but the Tigers managed to secure a 35-28 victory to remain undefeated.
The story of the game was Les Miles pulling a rabbit out of his hat. The Mad Hatter caught Florida napping (again) with a late-game fake field goal — this one a 16-yard touchdown run by kicker Trent Domingue that ended up costing the Gators the game.
Here’s four things to know:
- After the game, Les Miles told ESPN’s Holly Rowe that he implemented the fake field goal play specifically for the game this week. LSU must love fooling Florida, as he stunned the Gators with a fake field goal five years ago.
- Miles’ nerves were at an all-time high during that incredible trick play. Place kicker Trent Domingue scared Tiger fans everywhere when he bobbled the toss from holder Brad Kragthorpe. Miles said his “heart fluttered with every bobble.”
- Tom Cruise was at Death Valley to take in Saturday’s game. When Leonard Fournette found out Cruise was in the house, he had one simple request: get him in an action movie.
- Completing 13 of 19 passes with 202 yards and two touchdowns, Sophomore quarterback Brandon Harris was the unsung hero. He said the offense finally proved it can move the ball through the air.
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- The Advocate’s Ross Dellenger wrote that the Mad Hatter went mad again in his game recap.
- The Advocate’s Sheldon Mickles had an interesting question that stemmed from Saturday’s game. If the Gators 12th-ranked run defense (entering Saturday) couldn’t stop Fournette, who can?
- Dellenger also gave a brief primer on LSU’s next opponent, Western Kentucky. The Hilltoppers will come to Death Valley with a potent passing game.
The best stories around the SEC
- Will Grier’s attorney told Florida fans to “rest easy” when it comes to the quarterback’s appeal for the use of performance enhancing drugs. What could that mean?
- South Carolina’s interim head coach Shawn Elliott gave a rousing postgame speech after the Gamecocks defeated Vanderbilt.
- Florida coach Jim McElwain said the play that ultimately cost his team the game was “awesome.”