Oct 12, 2013; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers head coach Les Miles sings the school alma mater with his players after his team beat the Florida Gators 17-6 at Tiger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

LSU Morning Fix: Tigers Defeat Florida Gators Behind Punishing Defense

I’ve been waiting all season to type these words, the LSU Tigers defense showed up in a big way in knocking off the No. 17 Florida Gators Saturday afternoon at Tiger Stadium. The Tiger offense was getting all the headlines this season–and rightfully so–but it was the defense who showed the form we have grown accustomed to in the past decade.

Here is what’s being said about LSU the day after the 17-6 victory:

“A very young Tiger defense that made a lot of mistakes in the first half of the season made a lot fewer Saturday. Defensive coordinator John Chavis held an emotional meeting with his players this week and implored them to play better. In their past six quarters, the Tigers have allowed nine points. That might good enough.”  via ESPN

via ESPN/AP LSU beats Florida, 17-6 | Play-By-Play | Drive Chart | Box Score | Photos | .pdf postgame quotes

Maybe it was because LSU honored a championship team from its past at halftime, but the 2013 LSU team (6-1, 3-1) turned in a vintage performance in its 17-6 win against No. 17 Florida (4-2, 3-1). via Tiger Rag

 

 

LSU wins 3rd down battle via The Advocate

There’s no question, the Tigers dominated both lines of scrimmage. The fact they were able to do to the UF front what no team had done in some time was a bit of surprise, given the Gators were allowing just 65 yards rushing per game. via Gator Zone

LSu passed a big test with the win over Florida, but they can’t rest with a trip to Ole Miss on the schedule next. The Rebels gave LSU all they could handle last year as they needed a Jeremy Hill touchdown with 15 seconds to go to escape with the victory.

But they’ll enjoy the win before getting back to work Monday and they’ll do so with the return of a defense scratching the surface as to how good they can be.

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