Right time for the debut of the LSU Fighting Tigers on these pages, this is the game review for their first game of the season against Vanderbuilt. So off we go, as with my Gator reviews so far, any constructive comments you may have please email The Angry Budgie and let me know!!
First Quarter: On a rainy day in Baton Rouge the Tigers got their season underway. LSU had to wait until the last couple of minutes of the first quarter before getting on the board. With 2min 12sec to go, a face mask penalty on Vanderbuilt gave LSU a first and goal at the 6 yard line. On the ensuing snap Williams, the junior runningback made it over the line. Adding the conversion LSU went into the break 7-0 up.
Second Quarter: First points of the second quarter came to LSU, with 0min 22sec left in the second quarter, and o first LSU drive of that quarter the Tigers got the the 32yard line, and Josh Jasper converted the field goal, scores now 10-0. Not to be outdont a 26yard run by Stacy finished of a 12 play 80 yard drive. The resulting touchdown at 7min 20sec brought Vandy to within 3 of LSU. Then with 52 seconds left in the half a 30 yard pass to wide receiver Jackson put the Tigers in position to score another score. With a 20yard pass LSU made it to the Vandy 5 yard line with just 6 seconds on the clock. A field goal attempt was good and the scores at half time were 13-7.
Third Quarter: LSU made a great start to the second half, an excellent drive got LSU to, just short of a first down in the Vanderbuilt redzone. Another field kick complete and LSU were 16-7 up, with 9min 23sec left in the quarter. LSU were then awarded a safety when LSU snapper, Alex Russian's pass went over the head of punter Derek Helton. Scores now 16-9 with 1min 35sec to go.
Fourth Quarter: To finish the game off LSU scored another touchdown when Williams ran for a 14 yard touchdown with 6min 1sec left in the game. With Vanderbuilt unable to cross the midfield ad a fourth and 5 pass incomplete the game finished. Final score LSU 23 Vanderbuilt 9.
So a good start to the season for LSU, and a much tougher opener than The Gators had. LSU will now look forward to their second game of the season, again at Tiger Stadium against UL-Layfayette.
LSU vs Vanderbuilt Postgame Analysis
Phew, that's the Collage Football catch up done, im still working on the Collage Football Tradition special and hope to have that online as soon as possible. This is along with a review of The Angry Budgie on tour in The Nehterlands.
Not to forget the reason of this blog, the Phoenix have an away game at the Basingstoke Bison on saturday, followed by a home game against the Swindon Wildcats. So exciting and busy times for The Budgie, remember to keep checking these pages!