GAINESVILLE, Fla. — – Jayden Daniels accounted for 6 touchdowns – 3 passing and three speeding – and LSU defeat Florida 45-35 Saturday night time at The Swamp for its fourth consecutive victory in the series.
Daniels completed with 349 passing yards – 115 of them to Kayshon Boutte – and 44 yards speeding. The Tigers (5-2, 3-1 Southeastern Meeting) rebounded from a 27-place reduction to Tennessee a 7 days earlier and matched their longest successful streak in opposition to the Gators given that 1977-80.
This just one, like so lots of of the recent matchups in sequence record, arrived down to the last minutes. Trailing by a touchdown, Florida (4-3, 1-3) bought a uncommon third-down prevent with a tiny a lot less than two minutes remaining. But freshman Damian Ramos kicked a 47-garden area purpose with 1:52 to play to effectively seal the victory.
Anthony Richardson attempted to rally Florida, but his fourth-down move fell incomplete, and LSU ran out the clock from there.
Richardson performed turnover-totally free soccer for the first time in 6 weeks, but the Gators needed him to play defense to make a variance in this just one. He opened the match with a 51-garden touchdown move and included a highlight-reel, 81-yard scoring operate to get started the fourth quarter. On the other hand, the Gators have been much too inconsistent in concerning.
The Tigers experienced no these kinds of challenges. They scored touchdowns on their initial 6 possessions, without having any help from a shorter area. They rolled up 469 yards on those people drives, buying apart Florida’s substantially-maligned protection, specially on 3rd down.
LSU moved the chains eight times in its initially nine 3rd-down makes an attempt. The one miscue? Effectively, coach Brian Kelly’s offense converted on fourth down.
Florida finally forced a punt with about 13 minutes to play and adopted with an 80-garden generate that ended with Trevor Etienne’s 1-garden plunge. Trailing 42-35, the Gators appeared like they had a activity-altering interception with a small fewer than 6 minutes to enjoy. But Jason Marshall‘s decide was negated by a roughing-the-passer penalty on teammate Gervon Dexter. Dexter drove Daniels to the floor and landed on prime of him after he introduced the ball.
Richardson concluded 15 of 25 passes for 185 yards and a TD to Justin Shorter on the 2nd perform of the video game. Richardson also ran for 109 yards and a rating.
LSU: That 40-13 drubbing by Tennessee at home last week appears a large amount much better now, soon after the Volunteers upset No. 3 Alabama earlier Saturday. The Tigers experienced numerous gaffes on special groups in that one and did the same from Florida. They allowed a 47-yard kickoff return to open the game and muffed a punt in the next quarter. Equally miscues established up touchdowns.
Florida: The Gators have dealt with defensive lapses all period but practically nothing pretty like this. LSU’s 6 scores arrived on drives of 75, 73, 75, 83, 75 and 88 yards.
TOM PETTY Evening
Florida honored late new music icon Tom Petty, a Gainesville indigenous, all over the match as portion of the program’s inaugural “Tom Petty Day at The Swamp.” About a dozen of Petty’s household users were being on hand in the north stop zone as the Gators played “Would not Back Down” in between the third and fourth quarters, a video game-day tradition Florida started out times after Petty’s death in 2017.
LSU did not seem to regard the minute. The Tigers’ band commenced taking part in late in the rendition and drew boos from most of the 90,585 supporters in attendance.
UP Up coming
LSU: The Tigers start a a few-match stretch versus SEC West teams, beginning at residence towards No. 9 Ole Skip up coming Saturday.
Florida: The Gators get a bye 7 days right before struggling with best-ranked Georgia in close by Jacksonville.