March 22, 2018

Troy spoils LSU homecoming with upset win

02 October 2017, 11:13 | Randolph Howard

Steve Scalise and LSU head coach Ed Orgeron at the LSU homecoming game

Steve Scalise and LSU head coach Ed Orgeron at the LSU homecoming game

We interrupt this coaching honeymoon for a startling announcement. Coach Ed Orgeron has avoided taking the Tom Herman tact and blaming anybody before him and that's admirable. At least for now.

It was sweet revenge for the Trojans, who in their last trip to Tiger Stadium in 2008 couldn't hold a 31-3 lead against a fourth-quarter LSU rally.

Troy, which celebrated wildly with traveling fans in largely empty Tiger Stadium as time ran out, became the first team from outside the Southeastern Conference to win in LSU's Death Valley since UAB in 2000. "I thought play for play we matched their physicality - maybe exceeded it".

LSU had won 49 straight nonconference home games.

Much like Syracuse did one week earlier, Troy followed the interception with a long touchdown drive against a tired LSU defense.

The Tigers have started terribly under Orgeron's permanent leadership.

"The challenge of this football team is, are we different?" They're hurting in there.

The men of Troy took it to the mighty LSU Tigers Saturday night in Baton Rouge, beating them 24-21. "It's about everybody looking in the mirror".

AUBURN, Ala. - Quarterback Jarret Stidham threw two touchdowns and the Auburn defense bottled up a potent Mississippi State offense for the lopsided victory.

The Tigers now have to dig deep and get ready for the heart of SEC play. LSU has the resources and pedigree to lure the biggest Group of Five names, and even many sitting Power 5 ones, yet it settled for an in-house option with a shoddy track record in the SEC.

Rohit ton gives India comprehensive series win
Australia lost their way after a strong start, succumbing to India's spin strength through the middle phase of their innings. On both occasions the ball came in a fraction and was far too close to the body to attempt the most productive ODI shot.

Wisconsin 33, Northwestern 24: Jonathan Taylor ran for two touchdowns to help the offense overcome a sluggish start and No. 10 Wisconsin's defense swarmed Northwestern before holding on for the win. I thought about it a lot that night.

Still, there was a chance. Etling was injured near the end of the first half, but managed to return to the game.

Quarterback Danny Etling completed seven of his eleven passes with LSU going into halftime with 97 yards rushing on 15 carries.

But it was too little too late.

"We've just got to get better", Orgeron said. Some of you follow Troy, some of you don't, but we didn't just start playing football tonight.

"He did some good things ... the interception was critical so we put Danny back in".

Somehow, a big, cacophonous sport where Washington State beats No. 5 Southern California on Friday night, and Pullman goes wild and all of that, has come up with two mastodon programs: Clemson and Alabama, Alabama and Clemson.

Troy 17, LSU 0 (Q3, 6:00): The Tigers had a 6-play, 67-yard drive end at the Troy 9. Georgia got the ball with 2:53 left, leading 41-0, with any lingering Vols fans surely either numb, napping, kin to the players, imbued with Herculean devotion or imbued with something else. Legassey's kick hit the crossbar and bounced over.

Brown said the Trojans were determined to shorten the game and run the football at least enough to keep LSU's pass rush honest. "I liked how we prepared, I liked how we practiced", he said.

Other News

Trending Now

Track Torque: Ferrari look to fight back
The Red Bull of birthday boy Verstappen was third, nearly half a second behind Raikkonen. "We have a very strong vehicle ". The Red Bull junior driver replaces Daniil Kvyat who has struggled for form in recent years. "Quite the contrary.

Mumbai stampede is a man-made tragedy: Twitter has proof
According to railway officials, the stampede was triggered around 10:30AM when a person climbing down the stairs lost balance. The police are investigating reports that a short-circuit caused a loud sound near the bridge and led to panic and chaos.

CMS says football players can protest peacefully
Never has anyone said they don't respect or honor the flag or those who gave their lives for freedom. However, "I want everyone to know that I've asked the players ... not (told)".

Georgia shuts out Tennessee at Neyland, 41-0
Even Tennessee's biggest gain of the afternoon resulted in a turnover, as Aaron Davis forced a fumble by John Kelly that J.R. Chubb has the third-most rushing yards in the SEC with 371 and is tied for the league lead in rushing touchdowns with six.

German Election: Anti-AfD Protests Erupt In Berlin
The unprecedented victory of the AfD and its presence in the German parliament will undoubtedly have important implications. Schulz's SPD was down to 20.5 percent, but still managed to remain the second party after the conservatives.

Cubs eliminate Cardinals 2-1 in 11 innings
But inevitability arrived months ago, anticipation forming as soon as they cleaned the confetti off Michigan Avenue. Kyle Hendricks (7-5, 3.14 ERA) opposes Lance Lynn (11-8, 3.47 ERA). "It was tough", starter John Lackey said.

Hamilton takes pole position for Malaysian GP; Vettel last
If we have any chance of seeing a great championship battle down the stretch, Vettel will need to close the gap this weekend. Hamilton fought off a challenge by Vettel's team-mate Kimi Raikkonen despite Mercedes struggling all weekend in Malaysia .

Cardinals Defeat 49ers on Larry Fitzgerald TD Catch in OT
The good news is that the 49ers' pass rush has been somewhat lackluster to this point, tallying just three sacks on the season. On a much brighter note, it appears that Arizona will finally get back $LB, Deone Bucannon , and wide receiver, John Brown .

By the numbers: Panthers vs. Patriots
It's never an easy task for a team to go on the road, and it only gets tougher when the opponent is the New England Patriots . However, Cam is not the only one to blame. "He's done a nice job handling it and looked good in practice today as well".

Justices To Weigh Challenge To Public Sector Union Fees
Friedrichs , libertarian groups , and a group of states led by MI also filed briefs urging the court to take Janus's case. To prevent this free-rider problem, union contracts often include a provision requiring non-members to pay agency fees.