Missed extra point haunts Gators in 17-16 loss to LSU

Florida crowd belts out 'I Won't Back Down' to honor Gainesville native Tom Petty

Linebacker Devin White ended Florida's hopes when he batted down a fourth down pass by Gator quarterback Felipe' Franks.

"We tried to get it situated, but obviously it wasn't handled the right way", Clark said.

The skinny: Hammering Franks isn't fully warranted because Florida's receivers appeared to get owned by LSU's secondary.

The Tigers opened a 14-point lead early in the third on Etling's 2-yard touchdown pass to Tory Carter and looked like they might pull away.

TIGER TRIO LEAVE GAME: LSU lost three players in the first quarter. Things didn't get better to start the second half, when LSU got the ball and swept Florida's defense 75 yards down the field for a score.

The LSU band posted an explanation on its Facebook page Sunday, saying that the band has played at the end of the third quarter for the past several decades. Given the team's tumultuous week, it hardly was taunting.




"They're just trying to set the Gators up, right?" coach Jim McElwain said. "We need to come back and have a good week".

LSU (4-2, 1-1 SEC) was limited to 36 yards of offense in the fourth quarter, but picked up two crucial first downs on a drive that began with less than seven minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. Gage had 52 yards on six carries.

LSU wide receiver Russell Gage crosses the goal line in front of Florida defensive back Nick Washington. 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.

That bolding's mine. If Florida wants to play "I Won't Back Down" over its loudspeakers after the third quarter of every game, it seems pretty likely that people are going to start singing along. LSU WR Derrick Dillon was disqualified in the first quarter after being called for targeting.

David Reese and Chauncey Gardner led the club in tackles with 12 each.

No. 12 Auburn 44, MS 23 • Kerryon Johnson rushed for 204 yards and three touchdowns to spark the host Tigers (5-0, 3-0) to victory.

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