Sunday morning would bring bad news for LSU as Drake Davis, who is currently away from the team on suspension, was arrested again.
Davis had already been suspended from the university all together over the original incident. While the program hasn’t had much to say about Davis, it seems like a safe bet to suggest that LSU fans have probably seen the last of Davis.
In better news, LSU went into Jordan-Hare as a 10 point dog and ended the longest home winning streak in college football. I am being cautious not to get too overly optimistic here, but after beating two top ten opponents in 13 days, LSU looks like the LSU of old.
After the win, LSU is now sitting at six in the AP Poll as well as the Coaches Poll. Auburn dropped just two spots from seven to nine. The SEC has FOUR teams in the top ten.
College football's Week 4 AP poll is out:— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 16, 2018
4. Ohio State
8. Notre Dame
T-10. Penn State
By this point you should know that when Auburn and LSU get together, you should expect the unexpected. Saturday was no exception. LSU got off a to a hot start when Grant Delpit picked off Jarrett Stidham on the second play from scrimmage. The Tigers made the most out of a short field as Clyde Edwards-Helaire would go on to give LSU a touchdown lead. The Auburn offense would eventually find their footing with three consecutive touchdown drives to go up 21-10.
After forcing an Auburn punt, LSU got the ball back down by eight with 8:30 left in the game. Joe Burrow then made the throw of his life to Derrick Dillon for a 71 yard touchdown. LSU failed the 2-point conversion attempt.
Seriously, I have watched this play maybe 20 times already and I still cannot believe how perfectly Burrow placed that ball.
LSU would get the ball back with about 6 minuetes left. Burrow came up big again on the final drive with a dynamite throw to Dee Anderson on third and long. Burrow kept the drive alive on 4th and 7 when he stood in there and delivered a bullet to Stephen Sullivan. LSU was aided by two pass interference calls on Auburn, the second of which, put LSU in comfortable field position. From 42 yards out, Cole Tracy was NAILS.
COLE TRACY IS GOOD!— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) September 15, 2018
LSU STUNS AUBURN! pic.twitter.com/JD67ZJIDJF
It’s fair to say Cole Tracy’s former coaches at Assumption College were pleased with the result.
After the game, Coach O gave what is possibly the best victory speech of all time. In that link you will also find his postgame interview with CBS’s Allie LaForce and a fiery encounter with a cop.
When Coach O was hired by LSU in November of 2016, there were a lot of doubters. When LSU got blown out by Mississippi State and lost to Troy last September, it did nothing to ease concerns. Going into this year a lot of the talking heads were thinking 6-6 was a reasonable expectation for LSU. Vegas set the Tigers win total at 7.5. James Moran of Tiger Rag discussed how LSU’s 3-0 start has silenced a lot of Ed O’s haters.
Scott Rabalais of The Advocate wrote about how the big games like LSU won on Saturday are the ones that people remember, the games that build legends. He discussed in this case specifically, the legacies of Burrow, Tracy, and Coach O. All three of which are sitting pretty right now.
Baseball’s 2018 recruiting class was rated #1 by D1Baseball.com, marking a string of 10 years with a top 10 recruiting class. The Tigers start fall practice this Sunday, and will play a pair of exhibitions against UNO in October.