Just gotta get our 24 points or so and then get out of here and take a week off. No team needs a week off more than ours, Bertman said.
Bertman knew going in that LSU was
on shaky ground, playing for its BCS life with a banged-up roster that hadn't
had a weekend off since beating
Can you remember what you thought about the LSU football team back then?
Can you remember what you would
have thought if we told you the Tigers would be 7-1 after beating
Would you have taken that, knowing that it meant LSU was atop the SEC Western Division and ranked third in the country in the only poll that matters, the BCS standings?
Almost everyone said that the key to this season was that the two toughest games – the two LSU lost on the road last year – were at home this season.
And now that they're history, yes,
You can take it a step farther:
Don't you think LSU would have beaten
This past Saturday, because of that
The first half counts.
The lessons you should have learned
at Tulane were lost against
Your lives would be so much easier if you didn't have to rally against all odds in the fourth quarter.
Here's the difference:
LSU, rather, is playing for its
national-championship life. Another loss and it's done. If that loss comes at
Clearly the pressure is all on LSU.
Rich, delicious college-football drama in a season where no lead is safe, no favorite is favored and LSU keeps on coming back from the edge to celebrate pulling off another gamble.
By the way, as it turned out, Bertman was a point off.
LSU actually needed at least 25 to win in regulation, which it would have had if it went for and made the field goal at the end.
But in sports, you make decisions. If your call works, it was the right one. If it doesn't, it was wrong. More often than not, LSU has made the right calls this season as it heads into that much-needed weekend off.