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Florida vs. LSU, Game Thread, second half: Down in Death Valley

Florida trails the LSU Tigers 28-14 at the half. Can the Gators come back in the second half to stay undefeated?

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Things have not been going the way of the Gators so far on this night in Baton Rouge. Florida trails LSU 28 to 14. Florida's defense has not been able to stop Leonard Fournette and has been gashed for 304 yards.

Treon Harris is 9 of 11 for 115 yards, with two touchdowns. Other than a spectacular Antonio Callaway one handed grab and two Jake McGee touchdowns, the offense has not had many highlights. A fumbled punt helped put the Gators in business for their first score, which was a fourth down strike to Jake McGee in the end zone. Florida has only rushed for 29 yards, with an abysmal 1.9 yards per rush attempt average. The Gators were able to pull within seven but then Brandon Harris completed a 50 yard pass to Malachi Dupree in the final 15 seconds of the half to pull ahead by fourteen. But the real story has been the struggle of the Gators' defense. Leonard Fournette is a beast and has proven to be mostly unstoppable.  Fournette has 100 rushing yards and two touchdowns. The LSU receiving corps has managed to put up 189 on the Gators with Brandon Harris completing 10 passes and having what seems to be his best game.

The Gators need to establish a rhythm on offense. Can Florida come back from 14 down to win in Death Valley and remain undefeated? Maybe not, but you have to admit that being 6-1 with one game left in October is a lot better than anyone expected coming into this season. But it'd sure be great to be 7-0, and the key to that is stopping #7 and company in the second half.