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LSU Falls To Florida 14-6

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The LSU Tigers (5-1) lost their first regular season game since 2010, falling from the ranks of the unbeaten and losing to the Florida Gators (5-0) by the score of 14-6. The Tigers offense struggled from start to finish, failing to score a touchdown, and failing to score a single point in the second half.

Defensively, LSU pitched a shutout in the first half, but struggled in quarters 3 and 4 when Florida ran a heavy package featuring two extra offensive linemen. Running back Mike Gillislee excelled in the package, scoring two touchdowns on his way to a 146 yards on the ground.

Florida dominated the time of possession battle, holding the ball for 37:17 compared to LSU’s 22:43. A big reason why was the Tiger’s inability to move the chains. LSU finished the game with only 8 first downs, and were 1-13 on 3rd down attempts.

LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger struggled most of the afternoon, going 11-25 for 161 yards and an interception. Making matters difficult was LSU’s usually lethal running game being swamped by the Gator D. LSU went into Saturday’s matchup averaging near 250 yards a game. Against Florida, the Tigers rushed for a season low 42 yards, averaging a measly 1.7 yards per carry.

The Tigers offensive line continues to miss starting left tackle Chris Faulk who was lost for the season with a knee injury earlier this year. With several other injuries, LSU was outmatched in the trenches by the Gators.

Things don’t get easier for the 5-1 Tigers. Next week they host top 10 SEC foe South Carolina.

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