|Date of game: 10/11/2014
Recap: Florida vs. LSU
Gainesville, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The LSU defense forced a turnover to set up Colby Delahoussaye's game-winning 50-yard field goal with just three seconds remaining, as the Tigers outlasted the Florida Gators, 30-27, in a thrilling SEC bout at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.
Leonard Fournette led the LSU (5-2, 1-2 SEC) offensive attack with a career- high 140 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Anthony Jennings completed 10-of-21 passes for 110 yards and a touchdown in the triumph.
For Florida (3-2, 2-2), Jeff Driskel threw for 183 yards, ran for 71 and accounted for two touchdowns but was also responsible for three turnovers (two interceptions, one fumble). Demarcus Robinson caught five passes for 104 yards and a score.
Florida struck first midway through the first quarter when Andre Debose returned a punt 62 yards for a score.
LSU knotted things up less than three minutes later when Fournette ran in a 12-yard touchdown. The score came two plays after the LSU defense recovered a Driskel fumble.
Driskel redeemed himself later in the first quarter when he put the Gators back ahead on a 9-yard touchdown run.
Florida added a 34-yard field goal off the foot of Francisco Velez early in the second quarter to extend its lead to 17-7.
The Tigers cut into their deficit with just over four minutes to play before halftime when Kenny Hilliard ran in a 1-yard score.
LSU took its first lead of the game with 3:42 to play in the third quarter when Fournette capped off a 13-play, 65-yard drive with a 2-yard touchdown run. The score remained 20-17 after the ensuing PAT was missed.
Action was quiet until the 6:10 mark of the fourth quarter when the Gators regained the lead, 24-20, on an 11-yard touchdown pass from Driskel to Robinson. A 53-yard punt return by Debose set up the score.
The Tigers responded by piecing together a nine-play, 75-yard drive, which was capped off with an 11-yard touchdown from Jennings to Travin Dural with 2:40 to play to put the visitors ahead by three.
On the first play of the ensuing drive, Driskel and Robinson hooked up for a 73-yard pass play to set the Gators up on the LSU 2-yard line. After Tevin Westbrook dropped the would-be go-ahead touchdown on third down, they had to settle for an 18-yard field goal by Velez to knot the score at 27-27.
Florida got the ball back and drove into LSU territory with under a minute to play before Driskel was picked off by Rickey Jefferson, who returned it to the Florida 36-yard line. The Gators' miscue led to Delahoussaye's game-winning field goal, the longest of his career.
The Gators' three turnovers proved to be the difference. LSU played mistake- free football with zero giveaways and zero sacks.Game Notes