Tigers Rally Past Tigers (Not a Typo)

Posted: September 21, 2008 in Tigers

The #6 LSU Tigers got past #10 Auburn in a good close game. Not surprisingly close. It is typical for the traditional Tiger Bowl between these two bitter rivals. Jarrett Lee, LSU Quarterback played well in the second half being the main reason for LSU’s comeback to win the game. He was 1-5 and an INT in the first half, but went 10-17 and put up a touchdown in the second. Charles Scott (RB) ran the ball 21 times for 132 yards and averagesd 6.3 yards a carry. Three different receivers scored touchdowns for LSU. Brandon LaFell, Demetrius Byrd, and Chris Mitchell all contributed to the scoring. For Auburn, Robert Dunn was the only receiver to catch a TD pass.

From the looks of the first half, it was easy to think that this LSU team was going to be a far cry from the one we saw last season. The offense sputtered at times, and the defense was giving up too many big plays in rout to a 14-3 deficit; one in which seemed impossible for LSU, the way they were playing, to overcome. But Les Miles said it. “We’ve been in this situation before, it’s about us playing football”. It’s not an exact quote, it’s a tentative one, but you get the picture. He’s basically saying nobody’s panicking about the situation. We know what to do to get this job done; it’s just a matter of going out there and doing it. Well, props to Les Miles for his coaching and gutsy play calling in the second half and props to the players for executing. Not that I had any doubts. LSU is expected to execute and Les Miles is expected to coach well, right? That’s how it’s been going on for about 4 years now, right? All I can say is thank goodness we have this team to keep everyone on an even keel. Without them, I’m afraid some pretty unhealthy outcomes will develop; particularily with me.

Next week should be nice and easy as LSU is scheduled to play Mississippi State at home.

That game is scheduled for 6:30pm next Saturday night.

Check back for the network should the game be broadcast.

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