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Weekend Watch Party: LSU-South Carolina, 2012

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A wild night in Tiger Stadium that seems to have been forgotten...

South Carolina v LSU Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

So, Wednesday Wayback seems to have run it’s course, but we’ve reached the nadir of the Summer. That said, it’s as good of a time as any to reminisce on some football. And I’m far from above copying an EDSBS idea, so how about a little Weekend Watch Party?

Instead of just mulling through the schedules year by year, let’s remember some of the more obscure, underrated games from years past. And to me, the 2012 23-21 win over South Carolina fits that to a tee.

It’s easy to forget how HUGE this game was. LSU ranked ninth at the time, but coming off a demoralizing 14-6 loss at Florida. South Carolina was 6-0 and third in the whole dang country, fresh off a 35-7 pants-ing of fifth-ranked Georgia. This was the breakout season for Jadeveon Clowney in the midst of a 13-sack season, and LSU was down three starters on the offensive line and had fifth-year senior left tackle Josh Dworaczyk playing, basically, on one leg.

Clowney would be held without a sack, while freshman Jeremy Hill broke out with 124 yards and two touchdowns. It was one of the more electric Tiger Stadium atmospheres that I can remember in recent years as well.

Enjoy, and let’s talk about some other underrated games!