At most sportsbooks, the Tigers were favored by 1 or 1.5 points.
LSU travels to Gainesville on Saturday to take on the Florida Gators in an SEC matchup. The Tigers used the jet sweep to their advantage early, attacking the Gator defense on the edge with 83 yards on their first four sweeps.
LSU played for a long stretch in the 17-16 victory at Florida with three true freshmen offensive linemen, with Saahdiq Charles and Austin Deculus joining starting right guard Ed Ingram already in the game. In short, the program is rolling out some insane alternate uniforms that makes them look like actual gators. Florida, though, netted just 302 total yards, its fewest this season since gaining only 192 in the opening-week loss to MI. "But it's really surrounded by this kind of very rural kind of people that are - you know, they're farmers or tractor drivers or just all kinds of - game wardens, you name it".
Florida fell to 13-2 at home under McElwain and 10-1 when rushing for more than 150 yards.
LSU is about to hit a tough road. Defensively, Derrick Brown and Jeff Holland combined for a sack as the lone highlight in the otherwise decent performance from the Auburn D, allowing 429 yards of total offense in the win. The Tigers lost 14-6 to Clemson, but have not been tested since then. "Wow. Just a great game all around by the players and the coaches".
The Tigers rushed for 133 yards in the first half and led 10-3 at halftime.
Orgeron acknowledged Auburn could provide more of a test than Florida. Derrius Guice added 50 yards on a team-high 17 carries, and Darrel Williams added 12 carries for 35 yards. In the same breath, these are pretty far outside the box and the reaction has already been sweeping from the college football world. Will Hastings is the top target for Jarrett Stidham.
Florida scored two third quarter touchdowns on runs by tailback Lamical Perine.
The Auburn Tigers have too many weapons, and the ability to keep the ball and not give it back. Their O/U trends are now 1-4 in their last 5 road games, 4-1 in their last 5 October games, and 3-8 in their last 11 games overall.
LSU's second drive of the game had the same script but ended in a touchdown. He slowly recovered from the injury, finally getting cleared for contact a week before his first game against Mississippi State. The Tigers are on a collision course with Alabama, and they are hoping for that game with just one loss.