This was the biggie, LSU vs Florida Gators at Tiger Stadium, really the game both sides had been itching to get to! Forget all previous games, they were just warm ups! In front of a record crowd in Baton Rouge the No.1 and No.4 ranked teams would go head to head. The prize, season long bragging rights and an extension to their perfect season!
First Quarter: The game was not to start well for LSU, the Gators defence forced LSU to punt the ball on its first drive of the game. Sophomore kicker Sturgis scored the first points of the game at 8min 11sec with a 28 yard field goal. This capped off a 13 play 82 yard drive. This was to be the only score of the first quarter.
Second Quarter: LSU were next on the board, a failed 4th down for the Gators gave the ball to LSU, who then embarked on their own 77 yard drive to the Gators 18 yard line. Then with 12min 08 left in the quarter Jasper scored the field goal to tie the game at 3. The Gators, not to be outdone, then responded with an 80 yard touchdown drive, finished with a 24 yard pass from Tebow to Riley Cooper. That put the Gators 10-3 up with 50sec left in the half. Sadly for LSU, the resulting possession ended with an interception from junior cornerback Joe Haden halting the LSU drive.
Third Quarter: The Gators missed a 25 yard field goal in the third quarter, which was to be a little slower compared to the first half!
Fourth Quarter: Sturgis would then put the only points of the second half on the board for the Gators. An 11 play 44 yard drive was capped by a 32 yard field goal would give the Gators a 13-3 lead with 7min 27sec left in the game. The Gators defence then held firm in the face of the LSU offence and the deafening Tiger fans.
Attendance: 93,129 a record for Tiger Stadium
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So a fine win for The Gators, in a keenly contested match!