No. 6 Florida Gators Upset by LSU Tigers After Florida Player Costs Team by Throwing LSU Player’s Shoe Across Field
By Space Coast Daily // December 13, 2020
Florida takes on No. 1 Alabama next week in the SEC Championship
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GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA – The No. 6 Florida Gators suffered a humiliating 37-34 loss to the LSU Tigers Saturday night in the Swamp after a costly penalty when the Gators had a successful third down stop with two minutes left in the tied game.
Following the third down stop at LSU’s 30-yard line, Florida Gators defensive back Marco Wilson threw a LSU player’s shoe across around 20 yards across the field and resulted in a dead ball penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct, which extended the LSU drive that ended in a 57-yard field goal with 22 seconds left in the game.
Florida (8-2) had one last ditch effort to tie the game when the Gators attempted a 51-yard field as time expired, but the kick went wide left for kicker Evan McPherson.
Florida will now travel to Atlanta for the SEC Championship game against No. 1 Alabama.
The loss tonight essentially eliminates Florida for the College Football Playoff which selects the top 4 teams in the country to compete in a 4-team playoff for the National Championship.
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