Orgeron: LSU freshmen "like veterans" against Florida

Amos Morale III
October 13, 2019 - 12:39 am

Following the Tigers 42-28 win against the No. 7 Florida Gators Ed Orgeron said that some of his true freshmen were like veterans.

“Most of these guys have been to our camps and we know a lot about them,” he said. “(Derek) Stingley Jr. being a mid-year graduate really helps, having gone through spring. And our coaches do a good job of developing them and getting them ready.”

Three of members of the Tigers 2019 class certainly looked read as they came up with game changing plays to help push LSU to 6-0 (2-0).

LSU was neck and neck with the Florida through much of Saturday night’s matchup. Then the Tigers put true freshman linebacker Marcel Brooks in. 

“We put him in that dime-cheetah package,” LSU coach Ed Orgeron said. “We wanted to put more speed on the field. We ran a little stunt inside. He had a great sack. He’s a talented young man. He has a great spirit about him.”

Brooks sacked Florida quarterback Kyle Trask on third down forcing a Florida punt. On the ensuing LSU drive, another true freshman running backTyrion Davis-Price bolted for a 33-yard touchdown to give LSU a 35-28 lead.

“Being able to see Ty go in read the right keys be patient to the hole and be able to get through it like I know he can and he does everyday at practice, its a good feeling,” LSU running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire said.

Later in the game, another true freshman, Stingley Jr., intercepted Trask and set up what proved to be the game sealing score a 54-yard touchdown pass from Joe Burrow to Ja’Marr Chase.      

“Big time players make big time plays in big time games,” Oregon said. “He gave up some balls. Their No. 84 was a tremendous football player and one of the best players we’ve seen all year so give him credit but we made the play when we had to.”

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