LSU bounces back, wins at No. 21 Florida

Videos on Twitter showed the crowd of 90,000 at the University of Florida v Louisiana State University football game on Saturday with their arms around each other swaying to the song

LSU vs Florida: Howard, McGraw and Herbstreit all picked LSU, saying the Tigers will play "angry", but Corso picked Florida for the win.

LSU made strides and got the end result it badly needed with the win.

"We tried to get it situated, but obviously it wasn't handled the right way", Clark said.

The Tigers opened up a 14-point lead early in the third on Etling's 2-yard touchdown pass to Tory Carter and looked like they might pull away.

Perine, who has five touchdowns the past two weeks, ran it in from the 2. Reese and defensive end Jabari Zuniga sacked LSU quarterback Danny Etling once each.

"They came out successful and they physically took it to us pretty good", McElwain said. It sure didn't hurt to catch some breaks, especially when Florida kicker Eddie Pineiro missed badly on an extra point that would have tied the game in the third quarter.

It's year three of the Jim McElwain era, and Florida still is struggling to find ways to make plays, specifically at the QB position.




LSU finished with 216 yards on the ground, with Derrius Guice returning from injury to rush for 50 yards.

The Tigers had one of the more chaotic stretches in recent program history, including a stunning home loss to Troy, two players-only meetings and another involving the athletic director, the head coach and both coordinators. Gage had 52 yards on six carries.

Florida threated the LSU redzone but had to settle for a 25-yard field goal. Pineiro's field goal extended the Gators' streak of not being shut out to 366 games, breaking the NCAA record set by MI from 1984-2014.

The Tigers moved the ball well early with jet sweeps and then pounded it between the tackles late, doing just enough to hand the Gators (3-2, 1-1) their first SEC loss of the season.

And wide receiver Derrick Dillon was ejected from the game in the opening period for a targeting block.

LSU's commitment to running the ball helped solved a lot of issues this week - namely cutting back on turnovers - and helped the Tigers manage a game they couldn't afford to lose control of.

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