Florida plans in-game tribute to late local legend Tom Petty

Florida plans in-game tribute to late local legend Tom Petty

Florida plans in-game tribute to late local legend Tom Petty

The Tigers defeated the Gators 17-16 to earn their first SEC win of 2017.

LSU (4-2, 1-1 SEC) earned the victory on the defensive side in the fourth quarter, as linebacker Devin White batted down a fourth-down pass in Florida territory that secured the victory.

LSU stayed with their game plan in the second half. "We wanted to have energy, be upbeat on the sideline, have some fun out there, have each other's back and get a win".

Gators safety Chauncey Gardner said shifts, flies and motions made it easier for LSU to catch UF's defense off guard.

LSU opened the second half with a nine-play, 75-yard scoring drive, capped by Etling's touchdown pass to Carter. Instead, Florida gave up a 30-yard touchdown run to wideout Russell Gage in the first quarter and was stuck playing from behind for the rest of the afternoon.

The Gators answered, getting the first of consecutive touchdown runs by Lamical Perine.

LSU possessed the ball for more than 33 minutes, and rushed for 216 yards. It capped six weeks of angst stemming from the game's postponement and relocation from Gainesville to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, because of Hurricane Matthew.

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Alleva "wanted to know what was going on, what we could do better", said Orgeron, who's in his first season after serving as interim coach in 2016.

That loss, which stopped a non-conference home winning streak at 49 games, led to a series of team meetings, first a players-only grouping at Tiger Stadium immediately after that 24-21 loss.

"It hurts. It really does", McElwain said.

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Florida threated the LSU redzone but had to settle for a 25-yard field goal. And just like that, Florida's young secondary let LSU take the lead on one of the Tigers' more predictable play calls. Pineiro's field goal extended the Gators' streak of not being shut out to 366 games, breaking the NCAA record set by MI from 1984-2014.

Game went down to the wire and Tigers pulled it out with a 17-16 fight to the end.

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