Albert pumps up the crowd before a Florida football game. Gators fans need to be cheered up after Florida lost 17-6 to LSU.
Gainesville is in shambles. Well, at least that is what it could feel like Monday morning when Gator fans go back to their business after the Florida football team lost 17-6 at LSU on Saturday.
LSU force fed its rushing attack down the throats of what has been an Orange and Blue wall of a defense. The Tigers torched the nation's second-best defense for 175 rushing yards on 39 carries with two touchdowns.
Florida ran the ball once more than that but only racked up 111 rushing yards.
Redshirt-junior quarterback Tyler Murphy completed 15 of his 27 passes for 115 yards, but he and the Gator offense just could not seem to peek the nose of the pigskin over the goal line. It is hard to score if the offense doesn't get into the red zone; the Gators only reached LSU's 20-yard line twice and failed to punch the ball in on both occasions.
Five punts and eight penalties costing 82 yards didn't help either.
Now the Gators will head to Missouri to take on another group of Tigers, with chances of a Southeastern Conference Championship still held in their hands.
Missouri sits atop the SEC East, but Florida controls its own destiny in the SEC East race; win out and Florida goes to the SEC title game. Missouri comes off an upset win at Georgia but it lost starting quarterback James Franklin for probably the remainder of the regular season and a redshirt freshman will take his place.
To here the thoughts of Florida Head Coach Will Muschamp after the game, click here: