LAist-CS Week 6 Rankings: LSU Does It Again a Little More Gracefully
If you read my weekend guide, I featured last weekend’s LSU win over Tennessee prominently. Little did I know that on consecutive games head coach Les Miles and the Bayou Bengals would have a drive in the final minute of the game that would determine the winner.
Down 29-26 to the Florida Gators in Gainesville, the Tigers lined up for a 53-yard field goal attempt to tie the game with 35 seconds remaining. In the process of setting up for this they burned their last timeout. Great, more time management issues with Miles.
The play starts and what? Fake field goal! The kicker is getting a first down! Holy shit he got the first down! Okay 29 seconds left so spike the ball! Spike the ball! Wait. They’re reviewing the play? Incomplete pass? Well the ball did hit the ground before the kicker picked it up and got the first down, but was it a forward pass? After minutes of deliberation it was determined that it was not a forward pass.
The Tigers would go on to score a touchdown and win the game outright in the final seconds.
Amazing end to the game, and it left me wondering one thing: what was Ryan Theriot doing?
What is amazing about this sequence is that it made me forget everything else that happened prior to that. So evidently Alabama lost.