Florida-LSU halftime update

October, 11, 2008
10/11/08
10:06
PM ET

Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- LSU has some life heading into the second half thanks to a bizarre play on a kickoff and a clutch drive.

After falling behind 20-0 and being thoroughly outplayed, the Tigers scored in the final seconds of the second quarter on Jarrett Lee's 6-yard touchdown pass to Chris Mitchell to make it a 20-7 game at the half.

LSU got the ball on its own 40 for that final drive after Keiland Williams took the kickoff near the sideline and appeared to catch it with his foot out of bounds inside the 15-yard line. The play was reviewed after Florida coach Urban Meyer called a timeout to challenge the call. But after the review, the officials ruled that the kickoff had gone out of bounds, giving the Tigers the ball at their own 40 with 49 seconds to play in the half.

LSU rotated quarterbacks Jarrett Lee and Andrew Hatch for much of the second quarter, sometimes on every play, and finally found something against the Florida defense on that final drive of the half.

The Tigers did their damage through the air on their scoring drive, but haven't been able to run the ball at all against the Gators' defense. We'll see if LSU can maintain its only momentum of the game coming out of halftime. The Tigers get the ball first.

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