Contact Us

Tiger’s Defense Comes Through as LSU Defeats Florida, 17-6

Stacy Revere/Getty Images Sport

The LSU Tigers haven’t been known for their defense.

Until Saturday.

The Tigers’ ran their record to 6-1 as they defeated the Florida Gators, 17-6 at Tiger Stadium Saturday at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge.

The LSU defense, which was considered to be the weak link on the team, did a yeoman’s job against the Florida offense, holding the Gators to just two field goals in leading the Tigers to their sixth win of the season.

The Tigers became bowl eligible for the 14th straight season in holding the Gators’ offense to just 240 yards of offense. IOt was the first time in 32 years that the Tigers held Florida without a touchdown.

Lamin Barrow had 13 tackles to pace the Tigers, while Craig Loston added nine more, as LSU overcame four double digit drives to defeat the Gators.

Zach Mettenberger completed only 9-17 passes for 152 yards, but the Tigers’ running game picked up the slack as LSU got a game high 121 yards on 19 carries to pace the Tigers’ offense.

The crowd at Tiger Stadium was announced at 92,980.

Best of ESPN1420

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for The Locker Room quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive The Locker Room contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.