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Byrd's TD catch with 1 second left lifts LSU past Auburn (NCAA College Football)
ESPN ^ | 9:00 PM ET, October 20, 2007 | staff

Posted on 10/20/2007 11:13:40 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- With a second to spare, LSU kept it's national championship hopes alive and well.

Matt Flynn threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to Demetrius Byrd with 1 second left to lift fifth-ranked LSU to a 30-24 victory over No. 18 Auburn on Saturday night.


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: football
An absolutely outstanding game with two excellent teams and an incredible finish....Watch for the video''''s

A WALKOFF TOUGHDOWN

1 posted on 10/20/2007 11:13:42 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
That was an Excerpt;;;

Full details at:

Byrd's TD catch with 1 second left lifts LSU past Auburn

And this is the FINALE:

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Les Miles had converted five fourth downs in a dramatic 28-24 victory over Florida the last time LSU was at home. This time, he let Flynn take one last shot at the end zone with the clock winding down when the safer play would have been to set up for a potential game-winning field goal.

LSU had a timeout left, but the Tigers cut it awfully close on their final play.

Miles said those calls come from being confident in his players, who had come back from a 17-7 halftime deficit.

"They showed great character and great resolve and want - the way they played in the second half," Miles said.

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The Broadcasters thought that Miles had lost track of the clock and he really did not have time left to call a timeout and kick a field goal if the pass were to fail.

2 posted on 10/20/2007 11:20:38 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

There was one second left so they had to kick off. Auburn tried the rugby play, but teams have gotten better at defending it.

Why did the announcer keep insisting that if the pass had been incomplete, time would have run out? The ball was caught with about 4 seconds left, and the clock stopped at 1. If it had gone over his head, presumably it would have stopped with 1 or 2 seconds, and they could have attempted a field goal. Of course, it COULD have run out! Cf. The “subjunc-TV” in Douglas Hofstadter’s GEB - “Let’s see how that play would have looked if space were 8-dimensional.”


3 posted on 10/20/2007 11:23:38 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Good game refs.


4 posted on 10/20/2007 11:31:47 PM PDT by Sir Gawain
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To: dr_lew

They convinced me ....


5 posted on 10/20/2007 11:35:56 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: Despot of the Delta; cajungirl
For the Tigers on the College Football thread


6 posted on 10/20/2007 11:39:05 PM PDT by GOP_Raider (is a Roe v. Wade survivor. Thanks, Mom!)
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To: GOP_Raider

Best game I saw all day.


7 posted on 10/20/2007 11:40:08 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: GOP_Raider
ESPN GAME OF THE WEEK
The ESPN Classic Game of the Week will feature Auburn vs. LSU on Sunday at 9 a.m. ET.

8 posted on 10/20/2007 11:45:37 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

This finish, and that idiot Blanco soundly thrashed by Jindal in the Governor’s race. GREAT day for Louisiana!


9 posted on 10/20/2007 11:46:56 PM PDT by JennysCool (Don't taze me, Bro!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Auburn beat LSU. Too bad they couldn’t beat the refs. Two blown calls that led directly to two LSU scores.


10 posted on 10/21/2007 12:16:04 AM PDT by Sir Gawain
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To: JennysCool

Blanco did not run.


11 posted on 10/21/2007 12:16:56 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Coach thought he had 16 seconds when he did that. He had 7.
That was a hell of a game, and I can’t explain the confusion. WOW


12 posted on 10/21/2007 12:20:28 AM PDT by eyedigress
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To: Sir Gawain

I understand your point. I don’t think the Patriots could have beat Alabama at Tuscaloosa today. :^)


13 posted on 10/21/2007 12:22:15 AM PDT by eyedigress
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To: Sir Gawain
Auburn beat LSU. Too bad they couldn’t beat the refs. Two blown calls that led directly to two LSU scores.

[SARCASM]Yeah, because Auburn's never gotten ANY questionable calls against LSU in the past...[/SARCASM]

14 posted on 10/21/2007 12:24:24 AM PDT by danneskjold
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To: danneskjold

one word about LSU

WILDCATS


15 posted on 10/21/2007 12:27:36 AM PDT by Lib-Lickers 2 (Thompson/ 08)
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To: danneskjold

That was the same crew of officials that called the LSU - Auburn game last year and handed it to Auburn. I think they need to be replaced. The two in LSU’s favor that I saw could have been overcome by LSU, but we’ll never know. How did they miss the blatant crack-back block while looking at it? Taking the best defensive player in the game out is not as easily overcome.


16 posted on 10/21/2007 12:29:16 AM PDT by Ingtar (The LDS problem that Romney is facing is not his religion, but his Lacking Decisive Stands.)
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To: Lib-Lickers 2
one word about LSU two words about Kentucky

WILDCATS BCS Standings

fixed it for you...

oh yeah, and Florida...

17 posted on 10/21/2007 12:31:29 AM PDT by danneskjold
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To: Ingtar
It was definitely not the same crew. I have the crew chief's face indelibly etched in my mind as he picked up an interference penalty flag.

Definitely not him.

18 posted on 10/21/2007 1:06:42 AM PDT by rvoitier
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To: Sir Gawain

The last drive first down had to be just about the worst call I’ve ever seen. The guy dropped at least a yard from the first down but the ref gave him the bounce.


19 posted on 10/21/2007 1:42:37 AM PDT by Almondjoy
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To: Almondjoy
The last drive first down had to be just about the worst call I’ve ever seen. The guy dropped at least a yard from the first down but the ref gave him the bounce.

Yeah, that was a horrible spot. Not sure why Auburn didn't throw the challenge flag, it would've been 4th down for LSU.

20 posted on 10/21/2007 2:00:10 AM PDT by Azzurri
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To: Almondjoy; Sir Gawain; Ernest_at_the_Beach
The last drive first down had to be just about the worst call I’ve ever seen. The guy dropped at least a yard from the first down but the ref gave him the bounce.

That happened on third down. Considering it was just a few inches short, I think LSU would have converted on fourth down. Apparently the Auburn coaching staff didn't think it was worth wasting a challenge to contest the ruling.

21 posted on 10/21/2007 2:12:04 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Tuberville is an idiot. Auburn had the momentun, had just scored a TD, taken the lead 24-23 - and they hand them field position with a little dinky squib kick-off. Kick the ball deep! Don’t hand it over to them needing only a FG close to midfield! Worst..... kick..... ever. I couldn’t believe it.

It was a ballsy call by LSU to throw that ball into the EZ - they only needed a FG. But the college kicking game can be a crapshoot.....oh well, they got lucky


22 posted on 10/21/2007 2:19:39 AM PDT by baclava
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To: baclava
oh well, they got lucky

No...they won...

23 posted on 10/21/2007 7:15:43 AM PDT by danneskjold
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To: Paleo Conservative

It would of cost time however since the first down chains wouldn’t of been moved.


24 posted on 10/26/2007 7:36:11 AM PDT by Almondjoy
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