Florida Gators pay unbelievable tribute to Tom Petty during LSU game

Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, otherwise known as The Swamp, is one of the most exciting venues in college football.


Riley, whose Atlanta team is open this weekend, talked to the Tigers about how much it meant to him to watch LSU games on television now that he is gone. Pineiro’s extra point was good, 17-10. Of course, if LSU plans to keep winning, that improvement must come quickly. The Tigers responded with tougher practices, two players-only meetings and another involving the athletic director, the head coach and both coordinators.

It’s a deflating loss for the Gators, their first of the season in SEC play.

“That’s why they don’t give you the automatic one”, McElwain said. The game was postponed due to Hurricane Matthew and was eventually moved to Baton Rouge.

For the season, Chip Lindsey’s unit ranks 39th in total offense (452.7 yards) – 22nd in rushing (228 yards) and 70th in passing (224.2 yards) – and 34th in scoring offense (35.8 points).

“This Monday is a lot different from last Monday”, said LSU coach Ed Orgeron at his weekly media luncheon Monday.

“I am proud of our leadership”.

The former LSU coach will be part of the program’s celebration of the 10-year anniversary of the 2007 national championship team. Six plays later, Etling hit true freshman tight end Tory Carter for the 2-yard touchdown. Jarrett Stidham connected on 14 of 21 passes for235 yards and 2 touchdowns while Kerryon Johnson rushed for 204 yards and 3 touchdowns on 28 carries. He also made plays with his legs, often refusing to slide and fighting for more yards on scrambles.

“We got back to playing Tiger football”, said Orgeron. Multiple players-including offensive linemen on occasion-shifted before almost every play, and those shifts provided a few early opportunities to gain big yardage on jet sweeps.

“Our locker room is hurting right now, ” McElwain said. “We need to be on the same side of the rope”. The defense held up its end, at least after a 47-yard completion in which receiver D.J. Chark won a jump ball with Gator safety Duke Dawson set up LSU’s last TD. The Tigers got the second-half kickoff and turned that seven-point lead into a two-touchdown cushion, aided by a big play that could have gone either teams’ way.

Since then, the wins have piled up as Auburn’s offense appears to have settled in.


“The mental side of the game”, Clapp said. “I was so happy for our team. But we’re also going to find out about this team a little bit, too”. The Gators’ official Twitter account shared video of the moment. 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.

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