Ed Orgeron says LSU's fans were 'winning edge' against Florida

Tigers expecting hostile environment at Mississippi State Saturday

Amos Morale III
October 14, 2019 - 3:29 pm

LSU is coming off of a big victory against then No. 7 Florida Saturday in Tiger Stadium. 

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On Monday, the Tigers’ head coach, Ed Orgeron, thanked the fans in attendance, who he called the “winning edge.”

“When we got to the Tiger walk, tremendous energy,” Orgeron said. “Must have been, I don’t know how many people there but it felt like there was 30,000 people there. 

“And then at the end of game, to see the stadium, we needed them in the fourth quarter. Everybody stayed in their seat. It was tremendous energy.” 

The raucous Tiger Stadium crowd watched as LSU (6-0, 2-0) picked up a 42-28 against the Gators behind quarterback Joe Burrow’s 293 yards and three touchdowns. 

The win helped the Tigers catapult to No. 2 in the AP rankings and Orgeron said the Tigers are glad to be among college footballs elite but said his team is focused on this week’s opponent

“We want our team to be mentioned as one of the top teams in the country,” he said. “I want our guys to get the Heisman. But inside our room, it’s about fundamentals. It’s about the task at hand. It’s about beating Mississippi State.”

The Tigers head to Starkville Saturday to face a Bulldogs team coming off of a loss to Tennessee. Orgeron said his team is expecting a tough challenge from the Bulldogs and for Davis Wade Stadium to be rocking.

“We walked into a hornet’s nest two years ago and I didn’t have them ready,” Orgeron said of the Tigers last trip to Starkville, a 37-7 loss to the Bulldogs. “That was one of the loudest stadiums we had played in all year. And not only the cowbells but the music, the fans were into it and obviously they played lights out.”

Orgeron said the Tigers will practice with crowd noise and be focused as they expect Mississippi State’s “best football game.”

“I’m going to have them better prepared this year,” he said.

Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m.

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