After beating Florida earlier tonight, LSU is the only unbeaten team in the SEC. How did they do it? By the Mad Hatter being the Mad Hatter and calling a fake field goal. Believe it or not, LSU’s kicker Trent Domingue scored the winning touchdown. It was beautiful (see above). Mark Ennis said it well:
McElwain just got baptized. You're not really an SEC coach until Les Miles gets you with a fake field goal.
— Mark Ennis (@MarkEnnis) October 18, 2015
Les Miles was later asked by a reporter why he went for the fake field goal. Miles responded with characteristic profundity: “It was opportunity to get 7, and 7 is a whole lot more than 3” (see below).
— Denny Burk (@DennyBurk) October 18, 2015
So LSU is the only undefeated team in the SEC and is leading the western division. Still, I think Alabama is the team to beat, and LSU has to play them in Tuscaloosa. That is going to difficult, but if any team can do it, LSU can. And now that QB Brandon Harris has shown that he can he can be efficient through the air, all the pieces are in place. Winning in Bama-land is still a longshot, but LSU has done it before. Stay tuned.
On a totally unrelated note, we have to mention what happened at the end of the Michigan vs. Michigan State game. With only seconds left on the clock, Michigan had the ball and a 3-point lead. All they had to do was punt it away. The rest is history (see below).
I didn’t have a dog in this fight, but that was still quite an ending. In fact, it was one for the ages. People will be talking about that game for decades to come. And that is why I feel so badly for Michigan’s poor punter. His collegiate career just got defined by a muffed punt.