BATON ROUGE (WVUE) - Before we can focus on LSU's big victory over Georgia, lets go back a week. The Tigers losing effort in "The Swamp," no doubt fueled what happened in Tiger Stadium.
“I do believe that we felt that we were to blame for losing that football game. We didn’t feel that team came out and beat us, and we couldn’t handle it, and that even hurts more. I think what that does is you screw the screws a little bit tighter. You do the things that you can do. I think all week our guys had a chip on their shoulder. These guys being the No. 2 team in the country, and all the things about their dynasty. All that stuff, our guys were ready to go,” said LSU Head Coach Ed Orgeron.
LSU went 4-of-4 on 4th down conversions. The most since LSU beat Florida in 2007.
“I just felt the tempo, what we needed this week, be aggressive. All week we talked about being aggressive. I was pissed about not going for it against Florida, 4th and a half of inch. I didn’t do a good job of game management. So I said hey we’re going for it,” said Orgeron.
The Tigers not only beat the No. 2 team in the country, they dominated on both sides of the ball.
“All year honestly, even the early games we didn’t put teams away like that, stomped them into the ground. I think we took a big step in that aspect. But there’s still a lot of things to fix, but that was big for us," said quarterback Joe Burrow.
This was easily Coach O’s biggest win with the Tigers. It showed his squad is a contender for a national title, and a school 4 and 5 star high schoolers want to play for.
“We have a lot of recruits here, a lot of guys here. Georgia is always in the national picture. We’re an up-and-coming football team. We still got a long ways to go. We want to lead LSU to a championship. Where this takes us I don’t know. Hopefully it gives us the confidence to play with anybody in the country. We cannot look past what we have next, Mississippi State. We can control, we play well, do the things we can, we can be in there with most of the teams in the country,” said Orgeron.