Florida held the ball, but LSU's offense was still potent

Amos Morale III
October 13, 2019 - 1:51 pm

At some point during Saturday night’s 42-28 win against Florida, Ja’Marr Chase turned to fellow receiver Justin Jefferson and told him it seemed like the Tigers offense wasn’t on the field much.

“I felt like we were on the sideline forever,” Chase said.

The Tigers scored 42 points and put up 511 yards against the No. 7 Gators despite Florida dominating time of possession holding the ball for over 38 minutes compared to LSU’s 21.

“They did a really great job of controlling the tempo,” LSU quarterback Joe Burrow said. “I think that was probably their plan coming in, keep the ball away from us and they did a really good job of it.” 

Burrow gave credit to Florida quarterback Kyle Trask who threw for 310 yards and three touchdowns with just one interception but thanked his defense for their play in the second half where they were able to hold the Gators to just seven points.

LSU head coach Ed Orgeron was impressed with his offenses efficiency and credited the Tigers offensive line play for the unit’s production. 

“I said it’s going to be protection first,” Orgeron said. “And we protected the quarterback and once we protect the quarterback, I feel confident in us moving the football.”

Burrow also had high praise for the LSU offensive line calling the groups play “flawless.” The front kept the Gators’ defensive line from logging a sack. Florida came into the matchup with an SEC-high seven players with two sacks. 

“They knew that last year they kind of got after us up front and they kind of took that personal,” Burrow said. “I was so proud of those guys. They had a great week of practice…there was no pressure the entire night. I didn’t feel pressure a single time let alone the sacks.”

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