LSU Tigers linebacker K'Lavon Chaisson (18) reacts after a defensive stop against the Florida Gators during the first quarter at Tiger Stadium.

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LSU 42, Florida 28: Freshmen make big plays in Tigers' win

Amos Morale III
October 12, 2019 - 10:29 pm

LSU needed big defensive plays against No. 7 Florida Saturday night. And it got them from freshmen.  

True freshmen Marcel Brooks and  Derek Stingley Jr. had a sack and an interception, respectively, in the second half that help regain and stretch its lead en route to a 42-28 victory against Florida in Tiger Stadium.   

LSU got on the board first with a 2-play drive that saw a 57-yard gain from Clyde Edwards-Helaire followed by a 9-yard Joe Burrow Touchdown pass to Ja’Marr Chase.

Florida answered on the next drive after a 5-yard Trask touchdown pass to Trevon Grimes. 

LSU opened the second quarter with the ball and Burrow led the Tigers on a 5-play, 82-yard drive that ended with three straight throws to receiver Justin Jefferson the first being a 36-yard gain, then a deep post that ended in a pass interference penalty against Florida and finishing with a 7-yard touchdown reception. 

Florida again responded on the following drive when backup quarterback Emory Jones fourth-and-1 pass was deflected by linebacker Patrick Queen in to the arms of running back Lamichael Perine.

Edwards-Helaire put LSU back on top with 3:55 to play in the first half when he scored on a 39-yard touchdown run.

But again Florida evened the score at 21-21 after Trask connected with Van Jefferson on a 6-yard touchdown pass with just four seconds to play in the second quarter.

The Gators opened the second half with a 8-play, 75-yard touchdown drive that ended with Trask’s second scoring toss to Jefferson and Florida’s first lead of the night.

LSU evened it back up, 28-28, on their next drive when Edwards-Helaire found the end zone for the second time to cap an 8-play, 75-yard drive.

LSU’s defense got the stop on Florida’s ensuing drive thanks to a sack from freshman linebacker Marcel Brooks and took and regained a 35-28 lead on its next series when Tyrion Davis-Price found the end zone on a 33-yard run for his third score of the year.

Stingley Jr. intercepted Trask midway through the fourth quarter and Burrow tossed his third touchdown pass of the night to Chase who sprinted into the end zone for the 54-yard score.  


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