LSU-Florida: Facts & Factors
Quote of the Game:
"They're going to be there, and that's our goal – to get there. You know you work hard. We still control our destiny. You've just got to go out there and win."
LSU couldn't catch a break throughout the first half of play.
Brandon LaFell dropped two passes
that would have extended drives and a blown coverage early in the third quarter
resulted in another
It was over when:
LSU took possession trailing 24-21 with just over nine minutes left in the game. The Tigers put together a 15-play, 60-yard drive in which LSU was forced to convert two fourth-down situations.
Jacob Hester, though, put the game away with a 3-yard dive with 1:09 left in regulation, setting off a raucous celebration.
Stat of the Game:
5 – LSU was five of five on fourth-down conversions, including two on the final drive of the game. Two other conversions came in goal to-go situations and LSU scored both times.
By the Numbers:
16 – Total tackles
by Craig Steltz. The senior safety from
247 – Rushing
yards gained by LSU. Coming into the game, the
80 – Offensive
plays ran by the Tigers. LSU ran 22 more offensive plays than
2 – Penalties
8 – Red zone
opportunities for both teams combined with LSU having five and
1. MORE STREAKS - The Tigers won their ninth consecutive SEC home game and eighth straight SEC game overall ... LSU recorded its sixth straight win over a Top 25 team. LSU is bowl eligible for the eighth straight season with the six wins. Tonight's attendance of 92,910 is the largest crowd in Tiger Stadium history.
2. POINT TIGERS -
LSU has outscored its opponents 233-56 over the last 23 quarters, including the
24-14 score today. LSU has outscored it opponents 174-17 in the first quarter in
the 18 home games under head coach Les Miles.
3. BYRD ON A WIRE - Matt Flynn tossed his fourth touchdown of the season and the 14th of his career on a 4-yard pass to wide receiver Demetrius Byrd with 10:15 left in the fourth quarter. Byrd pulled down his second touchdown pass of the season and his career on the 4-yard pass from Flynn.