Hello Tiger fans! Saturday night was a dream come true! What more can Danny Etling ask for than to go out on his career best? I feel good for every last senior Tiger who made the most of his last night in purple and gold. I’m sure the coaching staff is glad to show the nation that we will be knocking on the playoff’s door next year. For the first time in a while LSU football was exciting and eventful!
Our offense gave more than just a great performance. We finally saw Canada’s offense click. Everything fell into place and Texas A&M looked like a fish out of water all night. My favorite play of the night (this was hard to choose) was on a two-point conversion. The Les Miles and Cam Cameron duo would have ran straight up the middle with Derrius Guice. It was a new day with Matt Canada who ran what looked like an option with Derrius Guice. Right as Etling cut it up to take it himself he shovel-passed it to a tight end standing in the end-zone unguarded. It was a brilliantly drawn up play, executed brilliantly.
I have to think that the difference maker was the quarterback play. Danny Etling passed for 347 yards in three quarters. That’s three times better than he normally does. He was finding open receivers all over the field. He hit the deep passes perfectly and consistently. Never once did I yell at the T.V. because he didn’t throw it to the open man. Granted, he had help from a receiving corpse that made NFL quality catches all night.
Our defense was stout up until right before and right after halftime in which A&M scored three touchdowns. The defense was otherwise very exciting to watch, creating a season high four turnovers. You could never tell when Greedy Williams would snag an interception or when Devin White would force a fumble. Long story short is that Texas A&M quarterback Nick Starkel & company had a rough night in Death Valley.
We looked talented, refined, and most of all like a championship team! No better time to be a Tiger!