Thursday, January 24, 2008

The Unthinkable is Now a Reality: Part 2 (of 9)

September 22
#12 South Carolina

Through their first 3 games LSU had outscored its opponents 137-7. The South Carolina team coming into Baton Rouge resembled the biggest sleeper in the SEC. Spurrier was getting into his groove their; a coming out party was a possibly for the Gamecocks and all of Tiger Nation knew it. LSU's speed was hindered by the monsoon that took place throughout the game. Opening drive South Carolina went down the field to go up 7-0. Tiger Nation was watching for the first time all season LSU trailing in a game.

Trailing 7-0, Flynn and Co. did not hesitate to regain the lead. Behind a spectacular run by Trindon Holliday, LSU tied the score at 7 a piece. Holliday finished the night with a season high of 77 yards rushing. With the score 14-7 right before the half LSU brough out the field goal team, but as we all know the lovable fake field goal was pulled. Flawless it ran, and dazzling it was to watch. With a 21-7 lead at the half LSU was in control.

The second half remained no trouble for LSU who ran the score up 28-7 before sending Spurrier & Co. home with a 28-16 loss.

Play of the Game: Without a question Colt David's fake field goal touchdown run. I was disappointed when LSU failed on getting a first down on third down. LSU would get a field goal (I thought) and go up 17-7 at the half. Okay, but LSU needed to put this thing away. I have to give credit to my friend Marica. Prior to the amazing touchdown she told me, "They are going to fake it." I was in the state of shock when they a) actually faked it and b) ran it so smoothly.

The Tigers' win over South Carolina was a big victory, but it does not hold a candle to the magic LSU pulled off against the Florida Gators on October 6.

Up next, the game that ended with the most thrilling fourth quarter in LSU football history!....

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