Kyle Trask and No. 6 Florida look nowhere close to prepared for top-ranked Alabama.
Max Johnson threw three landing passes in his first faculty begin, Cade York kicked a 57-yard discipline purpose with 23 seconds remaining and reigning nationwide champion LSU shocked the Gators 37-34 on a cool and foggy Saturday evening within the Swamp.
York drilled his kick by way of the dense fog and the uprights, leaving Florida with a last shot. Trask received the Gators (8-2) in place to tie it, however Evan McPherson was large left from 51 yards on the ultimate play. LSU (4-5) celebrated wildly all around the discipline.
Johnson had rather a lot to do with the end result.
The son of former Tremendous Bowl champion Brad Johnson repeatedly torched Florida’s beleaguered protection. He threw for 239 yards, almost half of them (108) to Kayshon Boutte, and ran for 52 extra.
Florida didn’t assist itself with three turnovers within the first half that led to 10 factors and a 24-17 lead on the break.
However for many of the sport, Trask seemed nothing just like the Heisman Trophy front-runner. The Gators seemed even much less like a staff able to upsetting the Crimson Tide subsequent week in Atlanta within the Southeastern Convention title sport with a Faculty Soccer Playoff spot at stake.
Trask accounted for 4 touchdowns and three turnovers, first placing his teammates in a gap after which serving to them climb out of it. However Trask and the Gators have been unable to rally to beat the undermanned Tigers.
Trask ran for 2 touchdowns and threw for 2 extra, together with his record-setting 40th of the season. He handed 1996 Heisman Trophy winner Danny Wuerffel for essentially the most in a single season in class historical past.
However for many of the sport, Trask seemed nothing just like the Heisman Trophy front-runner. The Gators seemed even much less like a staff able to upsetting the Crimson Tide subsequent week in Atlanta with a Faculty Soccer Playoff spot at stake.
LSU: The Tigers might have settled on a quarterback, with Johnson displaying glimpses of being a long-term answer on the all-important place. Absolutely, hiss first begin received’t be his final.
Florida: The Gators have every kind of points heading into the title sport. Nobody will give Florida an opportunity towards Alabama. Then once more, perhaps coach Dan Mullen will be capable of use that to his benefit.
The Gators certainly will tumble within the subsequent AP faculty soccer ballot and within the CFP rankings.
LSU: Will try and host Ole Miss subsequent Saturday. However the Tigers are precariously near not having sufficient scholarship gamers to fulfill the league’s minimal threshold (53).
Florida: Faces Alabama for the 10th time within the league title sport. It’s the most typical matchup for the reason that showcase occasion started in 1992. The Crimson Tide maintain a 5-Four benefit, together with three straight wins.