Saturday, December 3, 2011
LSU starting its run?
By Edward Aschoff
ATLANTA -- You knew Les Miles would have a plan.
You knew the Tigers would find some sort of spark in the second half.
Well, it didn't take long, as on the third play of Georgia's opening drive Michael Brockers forced quarterback Aaron Murray to fumble. The Tigers recovered and went 26 yards in two plays for a touchdown.
They even picked up a first down ... on a Jordan Jefferson pass. The Tigers didn't record one in the opening half.
But it was Kenny Hilliard's 15-yard touchdown run that sent LSU and its fans into a frenzy. The momentum and energy belongs to LSU right now. All the juice Georgia had is absolutely gone.
Tyrann Mathieu, whose 62-yard punt return for a touchdown has been marred in controversy after video replay clearly showed that he pitched the ball to the ref and through the end zone before he crossed the goal line, caused everyone in the Georgia Dome to lose it when he danced around almost every Georgia defender on special teams to set the Tigers up deep in Georgia territory.
From there, the Tigers went 17 yards in four plays to make it 21-10. LSU is now on a 21-0 run. Thanks to Mathieu's play, the Tigers are in control of this game, as Georgia's offense has had nothing to show for itself since the first quarter.