The tempers between Florida and LSU got a little carried away before the game ever started, leading LSU running back Leonard Fournette to suit up on a day he was not expected to be available. It turned out Fournette served as nothing more than a decoy to start the game for the Tigers. Fournette has carried the football five times for 25 yards as the defenses for the Gators and LSU are setting the tone in this one. LSU leads Florida at the half, 7-3.
LSU scored the lone touchdown of the half on their first possession of the game. Derrius Guice punched it in from the one-yard line at the end of a 12-play drive covering 80 yards. With the Tigers once again sniffing a touchdown in the second quarter, Guice had the ball knocked out of his hands, allowing Florida to come up with a much-needed turnover. With the Gators lacking any offensive punch though, the turnover yielded nothing more than changing the field position.
Florida can clinch the SEC East Division with a win in Baton Rouge. If the offense cannot score points today then Florida will have to hope Tennessee loses either one of their final two games this season in order to book a trip to Atlanta for the SEC Championship Game against Alabama.