Florida defeated LSU, 14-6, on Saturday, handing the Tigers their first loss of the season. Both defenses were stingy, with the teams combining for just 437 yards of total offense. Running back Mike Gillislee was the lone bright spot for either offense, as the Gator senior ran for a career-high 146 yards and two touchdowns.
LSU fans are certainly disappointed with the loss, and SB Nation's LSU blog, And The Valley Shook, had some thoughts about the Tigers' poor showing on the offensive side of the ball. There was plenty of blame to go around, but they started by pointing to the performance of the offensive line:
"Everything starts from the line, and LSU can't block. Mettenberger doesn't have time in the pocket, which leads to sacks or bad decisions. It also means the running backs can't get any momentum during their runs, getting hit in the backfield before they can get a head of steam. LSU's failures on the line just sank everything the offense wanted to do."
They didn't stop with the line though, as there were plenty of other areas of the offense that could have been much better:
"Now, singling out the offensive line lets the receivers off the hook, who also put forth the effort we've come to expect this year: a bad one."
LSU will look to bounce back when they host South Carolina on Saturday, Oct 13. The Gamecocks are currently 6-0, and coming off of a big 35-7 win against Georgia.