Sunday, October 09, 2011

LSU stomps Florida, 41-11

The LSU Tigers showed Saturday afternoon that it could blow a team out offensively and strangle it defensively in a 41-11 victory over the Florida Gators in Baton Rouge.

It's hard to stay focused.It's hard not to skip the next two games and talk about the Alabama game, but it's all coming to a head, folks.

We see Oklahoma. We see you Boise. But do you see us?

On the ground LSU relied on Spencer Ware, who bounced off and rolled over defenders to finish with 109 yards rushing and two touchdowns.

LSU (6-0, 3-0 SEC) struck first and never looked back as Jarrett Lee, on LSU's second play from scrimmage, riled back and launched a rainbow bomb that hit Rueben Randle in stride for a 46-yard touchdown.

On the other side of the ball, the18th-ranked Florida (4-2, 2-2) finished with 100 passing and 113 rushing behind third-string freshman quarterback Jacoby Brisset, who did what he could and no more.

Was it a dominating win? Of course. Did we enjoy it? Immensely, but let's be honest, folks. The Gators were without two-thirds of their offensive mojo: Speedster Jeffrey Demps and starting quarterback John Brantley or even Jeff Driskel. With them lining up, this game is still a Tiger victory, but it's worth another 10 points and buck-50 on the stat sheet. 

"We showed everybody that we are capable of some special things against a really good Florida team," said LSU defensive end Sam Montgomery.

LSU backup quarterback Jordan Jefferson added a touchdown toss on a jump pass ala' Tim Tebow in the fourth quarter.

"It was not necessarily the first time it was run in football," LSU coach Les Miles said at the press conference afterwards. "I really enjoyed it."

Miles, according to the Advocate, said the thing he appreciates most is the schedule that the Football Gods have given him.

“I like the idea that we’ve played quality opponents,” he told the newspaper, “and had the killer instinct to really gain the advantage and then withhold the opportunity of victory from them. That’s finishing the game, and we did that.”

Next week the Tigers travel to Rocky Top to face a Volunteers squad that got ravished by Georgia.

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