LSU No. 1: Tigers Reign on the Bayou

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LSU No. 1: Tigers Reign on the Bayou

IconOn Saturday morning, there was debate about who was the king of the hill in the college football world.

A day later, one team received all 65 first place votes in the AP Poll.


 
Stanford 24, USC 23

USC came out flat and stayed that way.

USC got on the board first with a 34-yard FG by David Buehler in the 1st quarter.

In the second quarter, Chauncey Washington took a 1-yd run in for a score. However, Buehler's P.A.T. was blocked. That proved to be the difference.

Late in the fourth, Stanford was driving and, on 4th down, QB Tavita Pritchard tossed a 10-yard TD to Mark Bradford to go ahead.

USC had one more chance, but John David Booty threw an interception.

Trojans' next opponent: Arizona
 
The Trojans should win this week due to a sub-par opponent, but that's what I thought last week.

 
LSU 28, Florida 24

The team that received 33 first-place votes last week, LSU, received all 65 votes this week by avenging Florida for their loss last year.

The Tigers came out looking like USC, but the Tigers overcame adversity and showed character.

LSU went in to the locker room at halftime down 17-7 due to two Tim Tebow TDs versus a TD run by QB Ryan Perrilloux.

The turning point may have been in the 3rd quarter when PA announcer Dan Mornet read aloud "From Los Angeles, Stanford 24, USC 23."  The crowd erupted and LSU seemed to come out with new life when Keiland Williams broke free for a Tiger TD.

Tebow quickly silenced the crowd by exploiting an LSU blown coverage for a 37-yard TD pass to make it 24-14 Florida.

To start the 4th quarter, QB Matt Flynn drove LSU down the field, constantly moving the chains, and finally, on 4th-and-3 in the redzone, Flynn rolled right, thus catching the attention of the linebacker and tossed a pass to wide open Demetrius Byrd to make it 24-21 Florida.

LSU then forced Florida to a 3-and-out, and started at their own 40-yard line.

LSU took the ball, drove 60 yards, burning 8:11 off the game clock, converting two 4th downs, both by RB Jacob Hester. Hester had his first 100-yard performance of his career .

Finally, on 3rd-and-2, Hester broke the goal line to give the Tigers the lead for good.

 
LSU's next opponent: Kentucky
 
LSU is certainly favored against UK, but LSU better not overlook this team because they are hungry.
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