It certainly didn't come close to predicting the intensity or emotions that would run through the crowd of 92,910 that were on-hand to witness the Tigers rally to beat the Gators.
Of course, the computer isn't able
to predict everything (i.e. 1-4 Stanford bringing an end to USC's 35-game home
winning streak by converting a touchdown on fourth and goal from the 10 yard
line and outscoring the Trojans, 17-7, in the fourth quarter). It was way off in
For this week's match-up, the
computer follows the Tigers to a place they haven't been since 2002 –
Be prepared. The computer predicts more last-second miracles are in store for the Tigers this time too.
Thirteen proved to be an unlucky
number for the Wildcats. LSU had just tied the game moments earlier on a field
He was met by LSU's Tyson Jackson, who dislodged the ball from his grasp. Fellow Tiger Marlon Favorite was there for a four-yard scoop-and-score with 50 seconds showing on the clock to give LSU a 24-17 lead. The Wildcats drove all the way from their own 20 to the LSU 37 yard line before two incompletions preceded Woodson getting sacked to end the game.
"It seems like every time they come here something heartbreaking happens," Virtual Kentucky Head Coach Rich Brooks said. "I at least thought we would take them to overtime. You certainly can't have seven turnovers and expect to beat a team like that though."
Five of the Wildcats turnovers came off of the arm of Woodson, who did stay in the game the entire time. Faced with a similar situation, LSU lifted starter Matt Flynn after four interceptions in favor of backup Ryan Perrilloux. The timing was a bit suspect, however, as the Tigers had just fallen behind, 17-14, after Woodson hit Keenon Burton for a 16-yard touchdown.
Perrilloux stepped onto the field
with 4:32 to go in the fourth quarter to begin a drive from the Tigers 20 yard
line. He completed his first three passing attempts and got LSU down to the
Flynn finished the afternoon completing just 7-of-24 passes for 98 yards with two touchdowns but added four interceptions to his stats. Perrilloux was 3-of-5 for 38 yards. Terence Toliver's six catches for 98 yards and two touchdowns let the Tigers receiving corps, while Brandon LaFell chipped in four catches for 38 yards.
Woodson was 13-of-30 for 171 yards
with one touchdown and five interceptions. Rafael Little's six rushes for 69
yards led the ground attack, while Jacob Tamme caught four passes for 41 yards
to pace the Wildcats receivers, while Keenan Burton added three catches for 55
yards and a score. Dicky Lyons Jr.'s three catches for 60 yards rounded out
Despite five first half turnovers
by the Wildcats, LSU managed only a four-point advantage at the break. Woodson's
first interception came on
The Tigers suffered through
back-to-back interceptions on their next two possessions and then got the ball
back at the
After opening the second half with
an interception and a punt,
HOW THE SEC FARED
LSU 24, Kentucky17
Georgia 31, Vanderbilt 24
Vanderbilt 24, Georgia 31