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Defense front and center for LSU-UF showdown

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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.

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5 Responses to “Defense front and center for LSU-UF showdown”
  1. js20011041 says: Oct 6, 2012 6:21 PM

    This isn’t great defense. This is a shit show on offense. Particularly by LSU.

  2. suprmous says: Oct 6, 2012 7:11 PM

    Here comes the Mad Hatter’s sermon and I can’t say the troops don’t deserve it because it was definitely lack luster on our part. And yes, I’m chokin on my words as I say em and type em. This game was supposed to be closer but it sure didn’t appear that way,i.e. too many blown calls, too many penalties, too many guys goin down for the count, etc. I’ll gladly take my dose of quinine watah now and admit this’ one unhappy camper but I’ve got a feelin without the quinine watah I’ll have plenty of folks to join me in bein unhappy. But there’s always time for regroupin and gettin our acts together. For the naysayers, it ain’t over yet for us so don’t go and count us out and think we’re goin to lie down and take this. After all there is next weekend.

  3. southernpatriots says: Oct 6, 2012 7:16 PM

    Congratulations to the Florida Gators and all their fans here on CFT! The Gators outplayed the LSU Tigers and truly won the game in every way it can be won. Surely a defensive battle but Florida’s offense and Driskel did what I knew they could, they were better, even ran the ball better.

    A good comment was made by the CBS commentators, that whichever team lost they would still control their own destiny. That is true. Florida truly has the inside to win the SEC East. LSU will have to win out to have a chance to win the SEC West to face Florida again this season.

    Once again Congratulations to Coach Will and his staff and all the Florida Gators team, and also all the Florida Gators fans, especially to florida727, on a great win!

  4. suprmous says: Oct 6, 2012 7:31 PM

    Southernpatriots, once again I’ve gotta hand it to you. Where you tread very few can follow: no sooner than I wrote what I did and your response was noticed the mouse became a target once again. However, the one deliverin the sermon this time wasn’t as rude toward the mouse. It seems that I owe you more than that one already on the books. Thank you and know it still comes from the bottom of my heart.

  5. thecrazyasianinseccountry says: Oct 6, 2012 11:30 PM

    Yes a congratulation to The Gators and their loyal fans for an awesome win, as southernpatriot has suggested earlier.
    A couple of days a go I’ve picked LSU to win this game because I thought that Coach Will Muschamp was not quite ready to make the necessary adjustment to win the big games. But as you can see, in the first half LSU’s defense suffocated the Gators offense in the first half. They sacked Driskell five times and forcing two fumbles that was recovered by LSU defense. However, LSU’s offensive scrim has not improve much at all from last years team.
    I have to give it to Coach Muschamp for making the right adjustment to his game plan and believing in the player’s abilities to execute it.
    I have to say, Well done Gators!

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