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LSU upsets Florida in Baton Rouge

The Tigers pulled out the win behind a historic rushing performance

NCAA Football: Florida at Louisiana State Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

The LSU Tigers pulled off a shocking upset Saturday, coming away with a 49-42 win over the Florida Gators.

LSU running back Ty Davis-Price set a school record with 287 rushing yards on the day, breaking Leonard Fournette’s October 22, 2016 record of 284 yards. Davis-Price also had three touchdowns to go along with his record-setting performance, as he put the Tigers on his back throughout the game.

As shown by the final score, the offenses went crazy in this one, as Florida took a 6-0 lead into the second quarter and then the teams combined to score 85 points over the remainder of the game.

LSU’s 21-point outburst in the second quarter seemingly came out of nowhere, as Davis-Price scampered in for his first score of the game and Jaray Jenkins was on the receiving end of a pair of touchdowns to put the Tigers up 21-7 going into the half.

The second half was where things really got wild, though. Florida pulled Emory Jones after a one touchdown and two interception performance in favor of Anthony Richardson, who ended up perhaps making himself the new starter at Florida behind a 10-19 performance with three touchdowns and two interceptions. Richardson added a rushing touchdown as well.

Despite all of this, Florida couldn’t overcome Davis-Price and the Tigers, as LSU came away with touchdowns on three of their four second half drives to pull off the upset.

Florida falls to 4-3 on the year and 2-3 in SEC play. They’ll have a bye week this week before facing Georgia next weekend. LSU improves to 4-3 and 2-2 in SEC play. They’ll head to Oxford to face Ole Miss on Saturday.