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SEC Showdown: Florida at LSU

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No. 17 Florida at No. 10 LSU
Saturday, Oct. 12
at Baton Rouge, La.
3:30 p.m. ET, CBS

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2012: Florida 14, LSU 6
Mike Gillislee ran for a career-high 146 yards and two touchdowns, bringing the 10th-ranked Gators to life in the second half as they upended No. 4 LSU. Will Muschamp's transformation of the Gators from spread-offense speed-merchants to hard-running street fighters seems to be complete. It was the program's first victory against a ranked team since beating rival Georgia in 2010. Linebacker Jon Bostic and safety Matt Elam provided big plays on defense. Gillislee once again carried the load on offense, carrying 34 times. The Gators harassed Zach Mettenberger and shut down the running game.
2011: LSU 41, Florida 11
LSU's decisive advantage at quarterback was obvious from the Tigers' second offensive play, when Jarrett Lee unloaded a deep pass over Florida's defense and hit Rueben Randle in stride for a 46-yard score. Yet even without that quick strike, the reeling Gators and freshman quarterback Jacoby Brissett might have struggled to keep up with the No. 1 Tigers. Spencer Ware rushed for 109 yards and LSU quickly opened up a double-digit lead that it never relinquished. Freshman Brad Wing had the highlight of the game with his fake punt for a TD, which was called back for early celebration.
2010: LSU 33, Florida 29
Jarrett Lee tossed a 3-yard touchdown pass to Terrence Toliver with six seconds left after LSU kept its final drive alive with a successful fake field goal, and the Tigers pulled out a 33-29 against the Gators. With 35 seconds remaining, LSU lined up for a game-tying, 52-yard field goal, but holder Derek Helton threw a no-look pitch over his head to placekicker Josh Jasper. The ball bounced, Jasper scooped it up on a hop and ran for the first down. Lee then hit Toliver for a 28-yard gain on the next play to get down to the 3 and on the second fade to the corner, Toliver grabbed the game-winner.
2009: Florida 13, LSU 3
Two weeks after suffering a concussion, Florida's Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Tim Tebow -- with plenty of help from the top-ranked Gators' swarming defense -- silenced the largest crowd in the history of Tiger Stadium with a 13-3 victory against No. 4 LSU. The day began with Tebow's status uncertain for what was billed as the defending national champions' toughest regular-season test. By the time it was over, Tebow had thrown a touchdown pass and All-American linebacker Brandon Spikes had 2 1/2 of Florida's five sacks of Jordan Jefferson.
2008: Florida 51, LSU 21
Tim Tebow threw two touchdown passes to Percy Harvin and ran for a score, and No. 11 Florida thumped defending national champion. The fourth-ranked Tigers had won six consecutive games, 19 in a row at night and 23 straight in regulation. Florida ended all those streaks with a fast start and some huge plays from Tebow, Harvin, Jeff Demps and Brandon Spikes. It was the most-lopsided loss for LSU since a 31-0 beating at home by Alabama in 2002, when Nick Saban was leading the Tigers. The last time LSU gave up more points, Steve Spurrier's Gators beat the Tigers 56-13 in 1996.
2007: LSU 28, Florida 24
The No. 1 Tigers and their go-for-broke coach Les Miles pulled off one gamble after another before Jacob Hester hit the jackpot, scoring on a 2-yard run with just over a minute remaining. Playing as a top-ranked team in the AP Top 25 for the first time since 1959, LSU was in serious trouble much of the game. Their top-rated defense was shredded by Florida's double-threat quarterback, Tim Tebow, who led the Gators to a trio of 10-point leads. But they couldn't hold off the Tigers. LSU took advantage of two second-half turnovers and barely converted a pair of fourth-down runs on their final drive.
2006: Florida 23, LSU 10
Backup quarterback Tim Tebow threw two touchdown passes, including one on a play that could have came from basketball coach Billy Donovan's playbook, and ran for a score to give the fifth-ranked Gators a victory over No. 9 LSU. Florida improved to 6-0 for the first time since 1996 -- the school's lone national championship season -- and extended its home winning streak to 13 games. The Gators also beat the Tigers for the first time in three years and won their 18th straight homecoming game.
2005: LSU 21, Florida 17
Joseph Addai ran for a career-high 156 yards and a touchdown, JaMarcus Russell had two TD passes and the 10th-ranked Tigers ended a three-game home losing streak to No. 11 Florida. The Tigers led 14-0 in the first quarter, but Florida scored 17 straight points to move ahead in the third. The momentum swing was reminiscent of LSU's last home game, when it squandered a 21-point lead against Tennessee, but this time they put together a 12-play, 75-yard drive -- converting on fourth down and getting a big play on third-and-9 -- to move back in front for good with 12:35 to play.
2004: LSU 24, Florida 21
Marcus Randall came off the bench and threw two touchdown passes, including a 10-yarder with 27 seconds to play, to help No. 24 LSU upset No. 12 Florida. LSU overcame a 21-7 deficit, three turnovers and the loss of starting quarterback JaMarcus Russell. The Gators led 21-17 with 2:06 left, and the Tigers needed to go 50 yards for the go-ahead score. No problem. Not on a night when the Tigers moved the ball at will against Florida, outgaining the Gators 464-236 in total yards.
2003: Florida 19, LSU 7
Chris Leak shrugged off six sacks, the Tiger Stadium noise and a pressing defense to lead the Gators over No. 6 LSU. Leak, a freshman making his third start, was 18-of-30 for 229 yards and two touchdowns as Florida outgained 310-287. The victory came after a tough week for the Gators, who fell out of the Top 25 after last week's 20-17 loss to Mississippi. The LSU offense, No. 1 overall in the SEC going into the game, was inept. On 12 possessions, LSU punted eight times and had two interceptions, a fumble, and failed to pick up a first down on fourth-and-2.
2002: LSU 36, Florida 7
The emptying stands, the booing fans, the terrible passes and plays. Florida coach Ron Zook was exactly right when he said the Gators are in a completely new situation. This week's embarrassment came courtesy of unheralded Matt Mauck and No. 18 LSU. The Tigers intercepted Rex Grossman four times and scored in almost every way imaginable for a 36-7 victory. The No. 16 Gators lost consecutive conference games for the first time in 10 years, and played the fourth quarter in front of nearly empty stands at The Swamp. LSU got its first win at Florida Field since 1986.

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