Saturday, November 18, 2006


From the AP via ESPN:

Home, sweet home: LSU 8-0 with OT win over Mississippi

Colt David kicked a 26-yard field goal in overtime to lift No. 9 LSU to a 23-20 victory over Mississippi on Saturday night.

JaMarcus Russell and Dwayne Bowe hooked up on a fourth down touchdown pass in the final seconds of regulation to send the game into overtime.

LSU (9-2, 5-2) could have won in regulation after Bowe's touchdown, but Mississippi blocked the extra point.

Mississippi (3-8, 1-6 SEC) opened overtime on offense, but LSU's Daniel Francis forced Ole Miss quarterback Brent Schaeffer to fumble and Tyson Jackson recovered for the Tigers.

It was a crushing loss for the Rebels, who were 27-point underdogs and were in position to pull out a shocking victory.

LSU trailed 20-7 when the Tigers opened a drive on their own 41-yard line with 11:13 to play.

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Well, this was yet another game I didn't get to see, this time because of a local TV blackout, although I could hear the crowd noise from down the street as usual. It's probably just as well, seeing as how the only two Texas games I've watched all the way through this season were losses--at this point, I don't want to jinx my two college teams unnecessarily. I'm also glad I missed it because I would have been anxiety ridden the whole time: for much of the game it looked like LSU was going to follow in Texas' footsteps by losing to an inferior opponent--to see just how inferior the team the Longhorns lost to last week, see this story here about how the Wildcats lost today to a team that they should have beaten. Anyway, the Tigers pulled it out in dramatic style in overtime, establishing a new school record for home wins in a season. And fortunately, for me, I didn't listen to any local sports radio after the game, so I didn't have to hear the swamp-trash football "experts" explain why winning means that Les Miles needs to be fired. Close games in the SEC, even against lesser teams, is just part of conference play here in the South.

The point is that LSU won, which means they'll be getting a respectable bowl bid

Geaux Tigers!

Death to Texas A&M!