Ed Orgeron is teaching his closing LSU-Alabama recreation because the Tigers’ coach, and the Louisiana native proved early he is prepared to resort to trickery to get a win. LSU tried — and transformed — a pretend punt from its personal 48-yard line on its first possession.
On fourth-and-4 with 10:26 left within the first quarter, LSU punter Avery Atkins lined up for what gave the impression to be a traditional kick. The play rapidly proved to be something however regular when Atkins sprinted ahead upon catching the snap. Alabama’s punt return workforce converged on Atkins, who then tossed a soar go to upback Jack Mashburn for a 26-yard achieve and — crucially — a primary down.
The gutsy name paid off later that drive, as quarterback Max Johnson hit Brian Thomas Jr. for an 8-yard rating to provide the Tigers a 7-0 lead. LSU failed to attain the remainder of the half whereas Alabama reached the tip zone twice.
Orgeron, who agreed to part ways with LSU after the season, is 1-4 in opposition to Alabama because the Tigers’ coach. With performs like that first-quarter pretend punt, it is clear win No. 2 is necessary to the 2019 Nationwide Championship winner.
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