Happy Tiger: Orgeron says Riley speech fueled LSU comeback

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BATON ROUGE, LA – OCTOBER 14: Head Coach Ed Orgeron of the LSU Tigers smiles on the sidelines during a game against the Auburn Tigers at Tiger Stadium on October 14, 2017 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The LSU defeated the Auburn 27-23. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

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It is quite a two week turnaround.

Two weeks after getting upset at home by Troy, LSU has reeled off wins at Florida and Saturday at Tiger Stadium against Auburn. LSU trailed Auburn 20-0, before rallying for a 27-23 win.

LSU head coach Ed Orgeron said the Thursday before the Florida game, former Tiger and current Atlanta Falcon Duke Riley spoke to the team. And, that speech hit home.

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LSU is a touchdown favorite at Ole Miss for Saturday's 6:15 kickoff in Oxford.

Orgeron, fired by Ole Miss after the 2007 season, said he no longer stays in touch with anyone in Oxford.

In three seasons at Ole Miss, Orgeron won 10 games. In 15 games at LSU, Orgeron has won 11.

The wins over Auburn and Florida were the first back to back victories against ranked opponents by LSU since September of 2015.



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