LOOK: 23 Gators react on Twitter as No. 6 Florida gets embarrassed by LSU, ending national title hopes

By Jake Winderman
December 13, 2020
LOOK: 23 Gators react on Twitter as No. 6 Florida gets embarrassed by LSU, ending national title hopes
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The No. 6 Florida Gators’ regular-season finale against the LSU Tigers was supposed to be a leisurely lead-in to an 2020 SEC Championship Game appearance against No. 1 Alabama on Dec. 19. Senior Night and a de facto walk through were spoiled when Florida dropped its 2020 home finale to LSU, 37-34.

The Gators looked like they had swung momentum in their favor when they forced a Tigers three-and-out with 1:51 remaining and the game tied at 34. That was until redshirt junior cornerback Marco Wilson decided to launch Kole Taylor’s shoe 20 yards down the field, resulting in an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty and a first down for LSU. The Tigers’ drive would be capped by a 57-yard field goal by Cade York, giving LSU a three-point lead with 23 seconds left.

After getting the ball back, redshirt senior quarterback Kyle Trask and the Gators drove 58 yards down the field to the LSU 33, giving themselves an opportunity to send the game into overtime and tie it at 37 with a 51-yard field goal. Sophomore kicker Evan McPherson’s try had the distance, but veered left at the last second, handing Florida its second-straight loss against LSU.

Senior wide receiver Kadarius Toney was the biggest bright spot for the Gators on Saturday night, finishing with a career-high in both receptions (nine) and receiving yards (182). Through the air, Trask tallied his fourth 400-yard passing game of the season, totaling 474 yards and four touchdowns, including two on the ground. Unfortunately, Trask set a career-high with three turnovers vs. LSU, with two via an interception and the other from a lost fumble. Despite outgaining LSU by 191 total yards, the giveaways proved to be the tipping point.

Here’s how Gator Nation reacted.

https://twitter.com/ahmadblack35/status/1337970155507359744?s=20

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