Tigers Leave S.C. With A Close Win; Move To 11th In AP Poll

Bleacher ReportAnalyst IOctober 20, 2008

The LSU Tigers made it out of South Carolina with a close win against the Gamecocks with a final score of 24-17. At halftime, the Gamecocks led 17-10 but the Tigers came back to outscore South Carolina 14-0 in the second half. The win brings the Tigers’ season record to 5-1.

Charles Scott rushed for two touchdowns, the second one was the tiebreaking touchdown which gave LSU the lead for good, the next possesion that the Gamecocks had, South Carolina quarterback Stephen Garcia threw an interception to LSU’s Curtis Taylor which sealed the win.

Besides Scott’s two touchdowns, quarterback Andrew Hatch threw a 7 yard touchdown pass to tight end Richard Dickson (of BCS National Championship Game fame) and kicker Colt David kicked a field goal.

Next week the Georgia Bulldogs come to town to play the Tigers in Tiger’s Stadium.

CBS has chosen the game to be broadcast on its network so kickoff is set for 3:30 PM Saturday afternoon.  ESPN was expected to select the game because of its high-caliber teams but it selected the Alabama-Tennessee game which is set to kickoff at 7:45 PM Saturday evening.

LSU moved from 13th to 11th in the Associated Press poll after the win over the Gamecocks. Georgia is ranked at 9th.

LSU’s Tyson Jackson (above) was named the SEC’s Defensive Lineman of the Week for his performance against the Gamecocks. He made three tackles including two sacks Saturday night.