It was Saturday night when LSU filled coach Ed Orgeron with Gatorade and on Sunday morning when the Tigers lost seven extra hours and a combination of 91 points later.
Texas A & M 74, LSU 72 – in football, not in basketball, and you knew he would take a mediocre LSU offense for all seven extra hours to get there. The game was so long … how much was it? Well, Texas A & M was in the Big 12 Conference when the game started. It was so much … it's good that Aggii do not pay Jimbo Fisher by the hour.
They were 31-24 with only a few seconds left when the Tigers took a few gallons of sugar on Orgeron's head and the LSU's head coach had the sticky liquid for the next hour – plus a reminder of how close his team came from close a place in a New Year bowl. But A & M Kellen Mond defeated a 19-meter touchdown while time expired to force overtime. And then …
An objective in the LSU field to do this 34-31. A & M links, 34-34. Second overtime. Mond's changeover. LSU running touchdown. Third extra hours. LSU quarterback Joe Burrow throws a shot and Tigers notch convert to two points. A & M responds to make 49-49. LSU fans ask: Excuse me, what happened here?
Match field goals to get a score at 52-52. Water break. The fifth extension started with a trick game: Orgeron and LSU formed halfway through to make 58-52, but missed the conversation. Do not worry – A & M was forced to record a touchdown but to miss the two-point try. It was 66-58, then 66-66. LSU opened the seventh and final game with a touchdown, making it 72-66. Mond will then throw another touchdown pass, his fourth in overtime and sixth overall, to tie the game to 72-72. Mond will then find Kendrick Rogers receiver for the game's conversation. Final: 74-72.
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It is the biggest game in the history of the Bowl football subdivisions at 146 points, destroying the previous record of 139 points scored in the victory with 71-68 victory at West Michigan against a Buffalo a year ago, and overtime. LSU 72 points are the highest score in a losing effort. Tigers recorded a total of 79 points in the last four SEC games.
It's college football, and it's SEC, it's the referee, and there's seven extra hours, so you knew it would be controversial. LSU had problems with two calls in particular, both in the last few seconds of Aggies game play until the end of the game.
At one point, LSU thought he had intercepted Mond to seal the victory, only for the referees to review the play and say that Mond's knee was on the field when he received a small shot finishing the play. And after Mond brought the ball after turning a fourth point down, a review determined that there was one second left in the clock. The LSU players who gave Orgeron a Gatorade shower had to go back to the field for another piece. It was a touchdown, A & M, and we headed for overtime.