Florida falls to LSU following missed extra point

Sheri Evans
October 9, 2017

The Gators lost 17-16 on a missed extra point and mustered just 300 yards of offense and 108 passing yards.

The skinny: Redshirt freshman quarterback Feleipe Franks had two chances in the fourth quarter to drive the Gators into field-goal range and couldn't get it done.

"We wanted to have energy, be upbeat on the sideline, have some fun out there, have each other's back and get a win", Etling added.

Did LSU get what it deserved?

Another true freshman scored the second LSU touchdown, when tight end/F-back Tory Carter caught a third-and-goal pass from the 2, which was set up by a 47-yard pass from Etling to senior wideout D.J. Chark.

"Tie goes to the runner, I guess", Florida Coach Jim McElwain said.

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LSU's Danny Etling was 9-of-16 passes for 125 yards, while the quarterback ran nine times for 26 yards. But Piniero missed the extra point, leaving Florida down 17-16 with four minutes to play in the third quarter. "That we can come out with a win, sometimes it's not pretty, or when it's ugly out there we try and do our best".

KERRYON JOHNSON carries 28 times for 204 yards and three touchdowns to highlight Auburn's 44-23 victory over Mississippi. "I was so happy for our team".

On fourth-and-3 from the 25, Franks again looked for Powell, but had his pass knocked down by LSU linebacker Devin White, sealing a painful defeat.

LSU's second play was an end-around handoff to receiver Derrick Dillon, who found open space on the right side of the field and picked up 30 yards before being shoved out of bounds in a drive that ultimately stalled. Pineiro's field goal extended the Gators' streak of not being shut out to 366 games, breaking the NCAA record set by MI from 1984-2014. But when there was so much outside noise leading up to the LSU-Florida game this last week, the notion of souring some pomp and circumstance likely had a special feel for the Tigers.

LSU's commitment to running the ball helped solved a lot of issues this week - namely cutting back on turnovers - and helped the Tigers manage a game they couldn't afford to lose control of.

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