LSU’s fake field goal that represented the game-winning touchdown on Saturday night hasn’t been in LSU’s repertoire all season. Coach Les Miles said the trick play was installed just for this week.
“Yeah, it was something we put in just for them,” Miles said to ESPN’s Holly Rowe after Saturday’s 35-28 win over the Florida Gators. “We had it. And it was an opportunity for us to get seven and seven’s a whole lot more than three.”
Those seven points proved to be the difference in a classic SEC football game between two undefeated teams. It was deja vu all over again for the Gators, who were duped by a similar LSU fake field goal five years ago.
Holder Brad Kragthorpe fielded the snap and tossed a quick pass to kicker Trent Domingue. The kicker didn’t exactly look like tailback Leonard Fournette when he bobbled the pass, but the specialist managed to control the ball and sprint into the end zone for a 16-yard score that won LSU the game.
Miles said he had faith in his kicker after he saw him execute the play in practice.
“He’s caught it perfectly all week,” Miles said.
LSU was far from perfect on Saturday night, but the Tigers were more than good enough to knock off the No. 8 Gators. LSU stands as the lone unblemished team in the SEC thanks to another rabbit pulled out of Miles’ hat.
- LSU tailgaters cooked whole gators before the game
- Brandon Harris breaks tackle, launches stunning TD pass to extend LSU lead
- Florida and LSU separated by refs prior to kickoff
- Famous actor appears at Florida-LSU game
— Only Gators .com (@onlygators) October 18, 2015