Bayou Bitterness

By: Wes Boling Email
By: Wes Boling Email

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- No. 12 LSU blew one final chance, then made the most of another.

The Tigers remained unbeaten with a 16-14 victory over Tennessee on Saturday after a Volunteers penalty for too many players on the field gave them a second shot at victory. LSU (5-0, 3-0 SEC) was confused on third-and-goal from the 1 and allowed the clock to run nearly to zero before a botched snap sent Tennessee players streaming onto the field in celebration as time ran out.

But the Volunteers (2-3, 0-2) had 13 defensive players on the field when the ball was snapped, which allowed LSU to run one more play from the 1. Stevan Ridley punched in a 1-yard touchdown for the wild win.

Ridley finished with 123 yards rushing. Matt Simms and Tauren Poole scored on short runs for Tennessee.

Jordan Jefferson had an 83-yard TD run on LSU's first offensive play.

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  • by Betty Location: Johnson City on Oct 3, 2010 at 08:09 AM
    What ever made too many guys on the field the Vols played an excellant game. Feel proud. Life happens and you move on. GO TENNESSEE VOLS. LOVE YOU
  • by Ron Location: Dandridge on Oct 2, 2010 at 10:11 PM
    I can see them calling to many men on the field against Tenn. But at the same time they should have called the LSU player for throwing his helmet.So they should off set each other
  • by babacar Location: knoxville on Oct 2, 2010 at 08:12 PM
    Hello this is Babs, Just to say how proud I am of our football team. We are on a recontruction phase of this team since Lane Kiffin incident. We need to give this young team, time to learn and practice. After today game aginst LSU, there is no doubt in my mind that this team of UT will deliver in futur championship if they stay together. Thank you
  • by Libby Location: Knoxville on Oct 2, 2010 at 08:12 PM
    Well, they woulda, coulda, shoulda won, and by all rights did. I'd hope Dooley would look closely at the defensive coach who sent too many players on the field. The refs missed some significant calls, and called a personal foul in the end zone that was pretty iffy as well. I'm GLAD Dooley didn't put them back on the field for the PAT. That would have just added injury to insult, for you know who the LSU fans LOVE to ridicule.
  • by Seth Bennett Location: Morristown on Oct 2, 2010 at 07:58 PM
    Take a look at the set up for LSU I believe they had 12 guys on the field also
  • by storm Location: Knoxville on Oct 2, 2010 at 07:27 PM
    if it was LSU, they would let the clock run, there would be no pass interference endzone, Game over for TN, zero on the clock, LSU wins! but, it was TN, pass interference, stop the clock, 13 players on the field and lets add few seconds back on the clock for another play
  • by TnGirl1958 Location: Knoxville, TN on Oct 2, 2010 at 07:21 PM
    I think you people need my glasses; there was NO WAY THAT the LSU player got that last touchdown. He wasn't over the white line and YA WERE WRONG to think other wise.
  • by andrew Location: knoxville on Oct 2, 2010 at 07:20 PM
    getting to wonder if the defensive coach can count to 11?
  • by Vic on Oct 2, 2010 at 07:11 PM
    If you can't stop 4th and 14, you deserve to lose.
  • by Gail Location: Newport on Oct 2, 2010 at 06:50 PM
    Not over yet. Rethink your story.


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