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Gameday Central: LSU vs. Florida

Tiger Blitz' Gameday Central has all our stories, notes, times of interest and more for LSU fans as we get set for kickoff against Florida!

WHEN: Saturday, November 19, Noon CT
WHERE: Tiger Stadium (Baton Rouge, La.)
TV/RADIO: SEC Network/Tiger Sports Radio Network
SERIES: Florida leads 31-28-3
LAST MEETING: LSU won 35-28 in 2015.
LINE: LSU -13.5


3rd Quarter Analysis

The Tigers once again found trouble in the third quarter as the team didn't capitalize on having the ball inside the 5 and missed a field goal due to a botch. Florida responded with a 98-yard touchdown pass to Tyrie Cleveland that put the Gators up 10-7. The Tigers threatened multiple times in the quarter and are on the move now with the LSU play-action passing game going to work along with Guice and Williams. Fournette has been seldom-used in the second half for this one so far. LSU has to finish a drive. Once the Tigers do that, it'll build confidence and help the team potentially put the Gators down.

2nd Quarter Analysis

After the Gators scored with 13:19 to go, it was a defensive struggle. The Tigers responded to the field goal by going right down the field, but a Derrius Guice fumble at the goal line stopped LSU from scoring on their second consecutive drive. Guice, who hasn't seen the ball since, had a fumble against Wisconsin that kept him out the rest of the game. LSU can't turn the ball over if it expects to win this game. That fumble is keeping Florida in this game right now. The Gators and Tigers traded drives in the second quarter, but were unable to get enough consistency to add to the 7-3 score. The Tigers tried to get some things going, but the Gators pass rush stopped Etling from having enough time to find open receivers. One key play was an incomplete pass to Travin Dural that was dropped on the post as Gator defenders closed in. LSU eventually punted and here we are. The Gators offense finished the half with their last three drives with just nine yards.

1st Quarter Analysis

The Tigers came out and stopped the Gators short of scoring any points after giving the Gators great field position to start on their first drive. LSU was able to sack Austin Appleby on a great call from Dave Aranda and force the punt. The Gators only moved the ball 20 yards until the sack, but it seems like the Gators are going to have some success running the football as they continue to move it down the field on this latest drive. The Tigers on the other hand ate up six minutes of game clock on their opening drive. Screen passes, play action, power calls and a deep shot were just some of the calls by LSU on their opening drive. While rotating Derrius Guice and Darrel Williams mostly, the Tigers went up 7-0 and hold that lead now.

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