The most devoted fans were still glued to their television sets as they watched Marcus Randall role out the pocket. Some had given up on game after Kentucky quarterback Jared Lorenzen engineered a 14-point comeback in the fourth quarter to take the lead with 11 seconds left.
"Everybody forgets about the play before that set it up," said LSU offensive coordinator Jimbo Fisher. "We threw a 20-yard pass to [wide receiver] Michael Clayton from our 3-or-4-yard line and called timeout with two seconds left. That allowed us to throw it deep enough down the field on the next play."
As the clock ticked down, Kentucky fans stormed the field toward the opposite endzone where students were climbing up the uprights of the goalpost. Eventually their celebration stopped.
"Dash right 93 Berlin. That was the play," Fisher said. "It's still a play we work today. You will never know when you need something like that to happen. Sometimes it works right. Every now and then it will tip right. We practice the whole thing."
Four years later, the Wildcats come into Tiger Stadium on Saturday looking for a much needed win and possibly a little revenge. Kentucky (3-3, 1-2 SEC) defeated Ole Miss 31-14 earlier this season, but they also gave No. 2 Florida all they could handle and was narrowly defeated by South Carolina.
Kentucky is a bit more talented then Mississippi State and Tulane, and the players said they know it. The Wildcats rank fourth in the conference in scoring offense with 23 touchdowns and protect the ball well with a positive eight point turnover ratio.
"They have a great receiving corps," cornerback Jonathan Zenon said. "Their running game is strong and we have a strong passer ahead of us."
Kentucky is also third in the conference in redzone efficiency going 17-of-19 with an 89.5 percent rating. However, the Wildcats have given up a dismal 18 sacks this season for a loss of 108 yards.
"Kentucky is a good team," Fisher said. "They are talented and our players
are going to have to respond."