Tigers nail down 17-6 win over Gators

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LSU’s Jeremy HIll ran for 121 yards and the Tiger defense came up with four quarterback sacks, as LSU beat Florida 17-6 Saturday afternoon at Tiger Stadium.

In a league that has suddenly titled toward offensive explosions, it was good ole fashioned SEC football.

LSU rushed 56 times, and threw only 17 passes. The LSU defense held Florida to 240 total yards.

A feisty LSU coach Les Miles challenged a reporter after the game. The reporter said last year, Florida was the hammer, and LSU the nail. And, now the roles were reversed?

“I resent that,” said Miles. “Two quality teams took the field and were playing like an (SOB) for victory.” Last season, Florida beat LSU in Gainesville, 14-6.

Fullback J.C. Copeland’s one yard touchdown run in the second quarter gave LSU a lead they would never relinquish. Later in the second, backup quarterback Anthony Jennings scored on a one yard run, his first touchdown for LSU.

The Tigers led 14-3.

LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger completed 9 of 17 passes for 152 yards.

The longest play in the game was 30 yards.

LSU moved to 2-1 in the SEC, and 5-1 overall.