Obviously Mettenberger isn't the All American QB LSU was hoping for. Their offense is definitely a sore spot. Having said that they beat Washington by 38, while Oregon only won by 31, so it MAY well be that Florida's D is just really that strong. I think that is more of the case than anything else. I know Auburn has a pretty under rated D, and while the Bayou Bengals struggled with Towson, they still managed to put up 38 on them.
Pretty sure if LSU doesn't lose Minter and Alexander on back to back plays, Florida doesn't score on that drive.
Credit Florida for taking advantage of the situation when it presented itself.
Even though Florida won the field position game the entire 1st half, they couldn't score. It wasn't until the two LBs went out that they managed to put points on the board.
I wouldn't be ready to count LSU out just yet. South Carolina will be quite a challenge, but the game is being played in Baton Rouge, so I'm still hopeful they might have a good showing, although I don't think Alexander will be back and that will definitely hurt.
10/7/2012 6:09 PM (edited)