Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Second Chance for Victory

While my family was visiting I took my parents to their first ever LSU football game in Tiger Stadium.
LSU Tigers
The game started off on a good note with our quarterback running for over 90 yards on the first play for a touchdown. But after that the game wasn't really that exciting.
Geaux Tigers!
Besides that first touchdown we just couldn't seem to score. We missed a field goal, had several intercepts, and a turnover. We were able to get down the field, but we were never able to score again except for one lone field goal.
In a Play
It came down to 2 minutes left in the game and we were down 10-14. Our "back-up" quarterback (who most people think should be starting) was in the game trying to score a touchdown for the win. And each time it seemed like this would be it, he seemed to make just enough for a first down. With 10 seconds left we're within 2 yards of a touchdown.
Me & Mom
Me & My Mom
But even though the clock hasn't stopped the coach decides is the perfect time to put back in the "starting" quarterback and a few other players, and Tennessee does the same. Even though the quarterback isn't ready we snap the ball with 2 seconds left. Since the quarterback has no idea what happens the ball flies behind him and the game is over.
Fleur de Lis
Marching Band's Halftime Tribute to the New Orleans Saints
Except as we're leaving the stadium a roar goes over the crowd. Turns out the game isn't actually over. With the last minute substitution Tennessee has a penalty, and LSU gets to run the play over, without any type of time limit. This time LSU is able to finish, and on our second try we go on to win the game 16-14.
LSU Wins!
I can't say I've ever seen a game go down this way. And well a win is still a win, it was an ugly way of getting there. Here's hoping that next week's game at Florida somehow isn't nearly as ugly, and we can pull off a win!



  1. Husband & I went to bed Saturday night thinking that LSU lost! Didn't realize it was a win until I was watching the news Sunday morning. As soon as the TV announcers called the game, we turned off the tv - never saw the touchdown.

  2. Wow! It looks like it was a packed out game!!!