If this were a Big Ten game and the score was 6-0 at the half, it would be “ugly (old man?) offensive football.” Because it’s a game involving two SEC schools? The same score is a “defensive masterpiece” or “defensive gem,” take your pick amongst the Twitter descriptions.
Regardless, and as is ofttimes the case when it comes to No. 3 LSU, defense took center stage in its game against No. 10 Florida. And, actually, that was the case for both teams.
The Tigers and Gators combined for just 128 yards of total offense — or what West Virginia calls two drives — in the first half of the first of two SEC games pitting a pair of top-ten teams against each other in Week 6. The two teams averaged just over 1.1 yards per carry in 40 attempts spread over the first two quarters.
There have been three turnovers in the first half, and the two quarterbacks have been sacked eight times, including five by the LSU defense.
The Tigers have yet to convert any of their seven third-down opportunities.
Besides that, the respective offenses have been just fine and humming right along and feel free to insert an eye roll at your own leisure.