"When they missed that extra point, that was it", Orgeron said.
And that proved the difference. But LSU used six rushers in that game because it was a blowout.
A week after rushing for a season-best 218 yards against Vanderbilt, the one-two combo of sophomore Lamical Perine and Davis, along with the exclamation point of wildcat quarterback Kadarius Toney, tore through a porous LSU defense in the second half.
Wounded Tigers can be risky.
"Under the circumstances, the three freshmen did very well", Orgeron said.
And probably will for a couple days.
Senior quarterback Danny Etling struggled against the Gators. Just trying to show them all the little things. "These guys will be coming in here crazed, nuts, ready to go to prove all the naysayers or whatever you want to do, but that's why you play".
What lies ahead for each team and what stood out to me the most from this game?
Florida got the ball back one last time with almost four minutes of clock time to put together a winning drive from deep in their own end, but couldn't even get to midfield.
"We're not going to play the guessing game - we could've done this, we could've done that, " Franks said. Russell Gage capped an early drive with a 30-yard TD run around the left end that the Gators pointing fingers and shaking heads. The decision to move the game instead of reschedule it rankled the Gators, who eventually won 16-10 at Tiger Stadium. The Tigers have scored at least 44 points in each of the last three games, with Kerryon Johnson racking up yards and touchdowns and Jarrett Stidham completing over 79 percent of his passes in the last four games. In between the third and forth quarters, the entire crowd belted out Petty's "I Won't Back Down" off his first solo album "Full Moon Fever". I don't know yet if the freshmen are going to play this week (against Auburn).
Enter Pinerio to tie the game.
Coach Jim McElwain says Toney (shoulder) won't practice Monday and is "highly questionable" to play against the Aggies (4-2, 2-1 Southeastern Conference). "They took some stuff away".
"It's on me", the coach said. "We need to come back and have a good week".
"We just didn't do enough".
"That's life in the SEC", McElwain said.
After the clock struck zero, LSU players sprinted toward an end zone and started doing the "Gator Chomp".
Etling dropped and fired a bomb down the right sideline. You could run across just about any type of person there, ' he said. He out-wrestled cornerback Duke Dawson for the ball.
LSU played for a long stretch in the 17-16 victory at Florida with three true freshmen offensive linemen, with Saahdiq Charles and Austin Deculus joining starting right guard Ed Ingram already in the game. After Franks scrambled inside the 5, Perine took it across to make it a one-possession game. But, Florida's Eddy Pineiro missed an extra point attempt for the first time in his career.
The receiver runners, if you will, added to LSU's typical repertoire of tailbacks as Derrius Guice gained 50 yards on 17 carries with Darrel Williams adding 35 on 12 rushes.
LSU: Hosts Auburn next Saturday.