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Stunned at home, LSU responds with 17-16 win at Florida

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) After the clock struck zero, LSU players sprinted toward an end zone and started doing the ''Gator Chomp.''

Given the team's tumultuous week, this was hardly taunting. It was a sigh of relief.

Danny Etling threw a short touchdown pass in the second half and LSU rebounded from a stunning home loss and beat No. 21 Florida 17-16 on Saturday.

''Playing with heart, playing with grit and having some pride about yourself,'' Etling said when asked about the difference in the past two games. ''Last week, we lost some pride. There was no energy on the sideline. If you have a lack of energy out there, that starts with the players.

''We wanted to have energy, be upbeat on the sideline, have some fun out there, have each other's back and get a win,'' Etling added.

The Tigers moved the ball well early with jet sweeps and then pounded it between the tackles late, doing just enough to hand the Gators their first Southeastern Conference loss of the season.

The difference was Florida's usually stout kicking game. Eddy Pineiro missed the first extra point of his career in the third quarter and never got a chance to atone for it. He had made 46 in a row before that.

Still, LSU (4-2, 1-1 SEC) looked nothing like it did the previous week. The 24-21 loss to Troy was the program's first at home against a non-conference opponent since 2000. The Tigers responded with tougher practices, two players-only meetings and another involving the athletic director, the head coach and both coordinators.

And finished the week with a much-needed victory.

''It was the mindset of our football team not being denied,'' LSU coach Ed Orgeron said. ''This team made a decision on Monday that they were going to win this football game.''

The Tigers opened up a 14-point lead early in the third on Etling's 2-yard touchdown pass to Tory Carter and looked like they might pull away. The drive was aided by D.J. Chark's 47-yard catch, a 50-50 ball he and cornerback Duke Dawson both came down with.

''Tie goes to the runner, I guess,'' Florida coach Jim McElwain said.

The Gators (3-2, 1-1) answered, getting the first of consecutive TD runs by Lamical Perine. Pineiro yanked the extra point left after the second one.

Florida fell to 13-2 at home under McElwain and 10-1 when rushing for more than 150 yards. They also dropped to 9-2 in one-possession games under McElwain.

''It hurts and they should hurt,'' McElwain said. ''That's the nature of the beast. ... That's life in the SEC.''

THE TAKEAWAY

LSU: The Tigers clearly figured out some things offensively, with coordinator Matt Canada drawing up plenty of solid plays. The most effective were the jet sweeps. Russell Gage capped an early drive with a 30-yard TD run around the left end that the Gators pointing fingers and shaking heads.

Florida: The Gators don't trust quarterback Feleipe Franks. Running backs Malik Davis and Perine did most of the heavy lifting, but when Florida needed Franks to step up, he didn't. Franks completed 10 of 16 passes for 108 yards and was sacked five times.

NCAA RECORD

Florida set an NCAA record by scoring in its 366th consecutive game. The Gators got on the scoreboard with Pineiro's 25-yard field goal in the second quarter. That broke the previous mark set by Michigan (1984-2014) and tied by the Gators last week. Michigan's streak ended with a 31-0 loss at Notre Dame on Sept. 6, 2014.

Florida hasn't been shut out since a 16-0 home loss to Auburn on Oct. 29, 1988.

PETTY TRIBUTE

The Gators paid tribute to local legend Tom Petty by playing ''I Won't Back Down'' at the end of the third quarter. The crowd of 90,000-plus sang along as the hit was played over the sound system.

Petty died Monday at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles a day after he suffered cardiac arrest at his home in Malibu, California. He was 66.

Born and raised in Gainesville, Petty once worked as a groundskeeper at the University of Florida as he tried to make it in the music industry.

UP NEXT

LSU: Hosts Auburn next Saturday. LSU has won seven of the last 10 in the series.

Florida: Wraps up a three-game homestretch against Texas A&M. The Gators won the only meeting (2012) since Texas A&M joined the conference.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Missed Point After Touchdown 1:45
15-E.Pineiro extra point is no good.
plays
yds
pos
17
16
Touchdown 1:45
22-L.Perine runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
10
plays
82
yds
03:59
pos
17
16
Point After TD 7:39
15-E.Pineiro extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
17
10
Touchdown 7:39
22-L.Perine runs 2 yards for a touchdown.
8
plays
60
yds
03:17
pos
17
9
Point After TD 10:56
34-C.Culp extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
17
3
Touchdown 10:56
16-D.Etling complete to 44-T.Carter. 44-T.Carter runs 2 yards for a touchdown.
9
plays
75
yds
04:04
pos
16
3
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:29
34-C.Culp 38 yards Field Goal is Good.
10
plays
74
yds
03:32
pos
10
3
Field Goal 4:05
15-E.Pineiro 25 yards Field Goal is Good.
10
plays
70
yds
05:03
pos
7
3
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 1:22
34-C.Culp extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
0
Touchdown 1:22
83-R.Gage runs 30 yards for a touchdown.
12
plays
126
yds
05:18
pos
6
0
Team Stats
1st Downs 18 16
Rushing 11 8
Passing 4 6
Penalty 3 2
3rd Down Conv 6-14 2-9
4th Down Conv 0-0 0-1
Total Net Yards 330 278
Total Plays 64 54
Avg Gain 5.2 5.1
Net Yards Rushing 216 194
Rush Attempts 48 38
Avg Rush Yards 4.5 5.1
Net Yards Passing 114 84
Comp. - Att. 9-16 10-16
Yards Per Pass 7.1 5.3
Sacked - Yards Lost 2-11 5-24
Penalties - Yards 5-46 6-48
Touchdowns 2 2
Rushing TDs 1 2
Passing TDs 1 0
Other 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 0-0
Int. Thrown 0 0
Punts - Avg 6-39.3 5-49.2
Return Yards 6 16
Punts - Returns 3-6 1--1
Kickoffs - Returns 0-0 1-17
Int. - Returns 0-0 0-0
Kicking 3/3 2/3
Extra Points 2/2 1/2
Field Goals 1/1 1/1
Safeties 0 0
1234T
LSU 4-2 737017
Florida 3-2 0313016
114 PASS YDS 84
216 RUSH YDS 194
330 TOTAL YDS 278
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
D. Etling 16 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
56.3% 125 1 0 142.5
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
60.2% 1046 6 1 149.7
D. Etling 9/16 125 1 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
R. Gage 83 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 52 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
16 97 1
R. Gage 6 52 1 30
D. Guice 5 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
17 50 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
82 364 5
D. Guice 17 50 0 8
D. Williams 28 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
12 35 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
73 355 5
D. Williams 12 35 0 9
D. Dillon 19 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 30 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
8 83 0
D. Dillon 1 30 0 30
D. Etling 16 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 26 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
28 103 0
D. Etling 9 26 0 15
D. Chark 7 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 23 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
9 60 1
D. Chark 3 23 0 10
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
D. Chark 7 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 47 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
17 385 0
D. Chark 1 47 0 47
D. Williams 28 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 29 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
11 127 0
D. Williams 3 29 0 13
F. Moreau 84 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 26 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
11 113 2
F. Moreau 2 26 0 21
D. Guice 5 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 21 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 28 0
D. Guice 2 21 0 15
T. Carter 44 FB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 2 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 14 1
T. Carter 1 2 1 2
R. Gage 83 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
10 140 1
R. Gage 0 0 0 0
S. Sullivan 10 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 102 1
S. Sullivan 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
C. LaCouture 18 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 1.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-8 0 3.5
C. LaCouture 1-1 1.5 0
D. Alexander 48 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-2 0 1.0
D. Alexander 1-0 1.0 0
D. White 40 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-5 0 1.0
D. White 1-0 1.0 0
G. Gilmore 99 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-4 0 2.0
G. Gilmore 0-2 1.0 0
G. Logan 96 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.5
G. Logan 0-1 0.5 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
C. Culp 34 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 2/2
SEASON FG XP
2/3 6/6
C. Culp 1/1 38 2/2 5
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
J. Growden 38 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
2 32.5 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
16 37.5 2
J. Growden 2 32.5 2 33
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Chark 7 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 2.0 2 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
8 13.1 2 1
D. Chark 3 2.0 2 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
F. Franks 13 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
62.5% 108 0 0 119.2
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
63.3% 665 3 1 144.0
F. Franks 10/16 108 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
M. Davis 20 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
14 90 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
57 409 2
M. Davis 14 90 0 25
L. Perine 22 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
12 70 2
SEASON ATT YDS TD
50 218 5
L. Perine 12 70 2 23
K. Toney 17 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 52 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
12 118 1
K. Toney 6 52 0 22
F. Franks 13 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 -18 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
22 -22 0
F. Franks 6 -18 0 12
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
B. Powell 4 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 29 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
11 112 1
B. Powell 2 29 0 18
J. Hammond 10 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 29 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 122 0
J. Hammond 3 29 0 12
F. Swain 16 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 22 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 60 1
F. Swain 3 22 0 12
L. Perine 22 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 15 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 32 0
L. Perine 1 15 0 15
M. Davis 20 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 13 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 30 0
M. Davis 1 13 0 13
Defense T-A SACK INT
J. Zuniga 92 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 2.0
J. Zuniga 1-0 1.0 0
D. Reese 33 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 1.0
D. Reese 1-0 1.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
E. Pineiro 15 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 1/2
SEASON FG XP
5/6 14/15
E. Pineiro 1/1 25 1/2 4
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
J. Townsend 19 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
5 49.2 4
SEASON NO AVG IN20
26 48.8 4
J. Townsend 5 49.2 4 61
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Massey 9 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 17.0 17 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
4 17.5 17 0
D. Massey 1 17.0 17 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
B. Powell 4 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 -1.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
5 3.0 0 0
B. Powell 1 -1.0 0 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:27 LSU 17 2:53 5 37 Punt
6:40 LSU 14 5:18 12 86 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:48 LSU 7 5:31 11 27 Punt
4:01 LSU 25 3:32 10 59 FG
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 LSU 25 4:04 9 75 TD
7:39 LSU 25 1:42 3 9 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
1:45 LSU 25 0:59 7 27 Punt
10:33 LSU 19 1:30 3 -1 Punt
7:22 LSU 23 3:11 7 25 Punt
1:39 FLA 25 1:00 3 7 Game
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 FLA 17 2:24 4 24 Punt
9:24 FLA 14 2:34 7 35 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
1:22 FLA 25 1:12 3 9 Punt
9:08 FLA 23 5:03 10 76 FG
0:25 FLA 35 0:00 1 -3 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:56 FLA 25 3:17 8 75 TD
5:44 FLA 24 3:59 10 76 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:08 FLA 15 2:23 4 9 Punt
8:56 FLA 38 1:27 3 -6 Punt
4:01 FLA 4 2:15 7 21 Downs