College football media reacts to LSU upsetting Florida with record-breaking rushing performance

LSU Tigers running back Tyrion Davis-Price. (Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports)
LSU Tigers running back Tyrion Davis-Price. (Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports) /

This year’s LSU-Florida game was full of twists and turns for the college football media to freak out of as the Tigers got an upset victory over No. 20, 49-42.

Move over Oklahoma and Texas, LSU and Florida just made their claim to the wildest rivalry game of 2021.

The Tigers and Gators met in Baton Rouge for a back-and-forth shootout that came down to the final minutes.

LSU took an early lead while Florida quarterback Emory Jones found it easier to hit opposing defensive backs than his own receivers. The Gators didn’t let the Tigers get out too far ahead though. They completed a Hail Mary thanks to some horrendous end-of-half defense to keep things close and came alive on offense when Anthony Richardson took over at quarterback.

Tyrion Davis-Price found success on the ground for LSU, scoring three touchdowns while racking up a single-game record 287 yards rushing. That’s the most Florida has ever given up to an opposing running back.

Tigers quarterback Max Johnson found Jaray Jenkins for a touchdown, their third hookup of the game, on fourth-and-goal from the one-yard line with over three minutes left to put LSU on top late.

Richardson threw the fourth interception of the day for Florida quarterbacks to seal the deal for LSU, 49-42.

College football media reacts to LSU-Florida

Ed Orgeron needed that victory to give him a reprieve from the hot seat in Baton Rouge. As for Dan Mullen, the Gators have some things to figure out on defense, but at least they have their quarterback.

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