Time out! LSU has a chance, and Saints fall just short in home opener

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)- LSU proved the haters wrong this weekend and the Saints almost won yesterday, but almost isn't good enough.

Coming off of a 34-13 victory over the Jacksonville State Gamecocks Saturday night in tiger stadium, the LSU football team moved up a spot to no. 20 in the AP's top 25.

Backup quarterback Danny Etling gave frustrated fans in Death Valley a glimmer of hope. Replacing struggling starter Brandon Harris on LSU's third possession, Etling opened with three straight scoring drives, and the Tigers pulled away for a 34-13 victory

The Saints gave fans a measure of hope as well, Brandon Cooks set a new franchise record connecting with Drew Brees for a 98 yard touchdown run.

After a dramatic turn in events for the kickers last week, Sean Payton decided to cut Kai Forbath just two days after giving him the job, replacing him with rookie Will Lutz, goes to show, no one is safe. The pressure was on for Lutz when he had to step up and attempt a 61 yard field goal and it appeared to have made it. That would have been a heck of a way to earn respect from fans, but instead we fell to the Raiders by one point. Final score was 34-35.

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