The stadium crowd of 90,000 college football fans sang "I Won't Back Down", which was captured on video and social media. Battle practiced last week in a gold non-contact jersey and posted five total tackles against Florida. McElwain says Heggie is doubtful to play against the Aggies.
If you're thinking they need more adult supervision, Von Rosenberg is 27 and he stole the line from Florida full-grown head coach Jim McElwain's postgame opening from a year ago when the roles were reversed. "Protection is going to be huge".
The Tigers converted three times as part of an 11-play drive that went 86 yards and chewed up 5:18. The Tigers didn't allow more than 14 points in a game until Ole Miss' starters punched in some meaningless scores against second and third-teamers.
LSU built a 17-3 third-quarter lead against Florida only to have the Gators pull within an extra point of tying the score late in the period. But it was fourth down, mostly thanks to the fact that LSU's Donte Jackson had made Franks rush a throw on the previous down. Many fans are now petitioning for the song to be played at every Florida Gators game as a tribute to Florida's native son.
McElwain, particularly, said it could be a valuable learning experience. Lewis did not play at Florida after being listed a questionable. "Especially when we were down there backed up".
It wasn't the prettiest game, but LSU came up big on the road in a pivotal SEC matchup.
"We tried to get it situated, but obviously it wasn't handled the right way", Clark said. "Gotta get it faster". Toney, a freshman, had been getting increased playing time.
"I thought it was really cool", junior offensive guard Tyler Jordan said.
"This is SEC football, and the little things mean a whole lot, " Gators nose tackle Khari Clark said. "After the play is over, we have to run to the ball".
"I like day games". "The expectation is to play at a faster pace". One difference is the ball is often quickly handed to a receiver in motion just as he gets to the quarterback. Anything short of a victory could push the Tigers (3-2, 0-1) toward more drama and maybe even some hard decisions down the road.
If Florida beats the Aggies, it would still have its own destiny in hand entering the October 28 in Jacksonville against the Bulldogs. Key made one tackle in the win over the Gators. UF is not there yet, which is some positive news for the team and more importantly the players' health. "Because, you know, previous year at the goal line, we treat that like a third-and-1".
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