LSU RB Derrius Guice Mocked Florida Coach Jim McElwain On Twitter

LSU at Florida: Scott Rabalais' top three thoughts

Danny Etling threw a short touchdown pass in the second half and LSU (4-2, 1-1 SEC) rebounded from a stunning home loss to Troy and beat No. 21 Florida 17-16 on Saturday. Connor Culp kicked the successful PAT to put the Tigers up, 7-0. And of those 216 yards, 132 came on sweeps and end-around plays.

LSU's second play was an end-around handoff to receiver Derrick Dillon, who found open space on the right side of the field and picked up 30 yards before being shoved out of bounds in a drive that ultimately stalled.

The skinny: Florida started the season with five takeaways in the first two games, all picks. The Tigers took a 10-3 lead into the lockerroom.

But in a rivalry that been decided by one score in each of McElwain's three seasons - and has seen everything from Tim Tebow's jump pass in 2006 to an LSU punter being called for taunting in 2011 - anything but a fantastic finish just wouldn't have felt right. Florida sophomore running back Lamical Perine said the Gators had issues getting plays in quickly enough during the fourth-quarter drives. Pineiro had been 46 of 46 on extra points in his Gators career.

Now, Florida held Guice to 50 yards on 17 carries, with an additional 21 yards on two receptions. Down the road, though, when the Tigers have to fight from behind or try to win a game in the closing minutes, there has to be some willingness to let the quarterback make plays with his arm.

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The teams traded punts until late in the fourth quarter.

Much of the anxiety swirling around LSU's struggles can be linked to an offense that has been more blasé than exciting, but offensive coordinator Matt Canada finally got his crew to execute some different wrinkles vs. the Gators. The defensive stop preserved the win for the Tigers.

The Tigers have also won 10 consecutive games during the month of October, a streak that dates back to the 2014 season.

All said that Wisconsin would win, although Desmond Howard said it would be "a close one". The previous margin was three points and there have been three ties (32-29-3, Florida leads).

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