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LSU Football trolls Florida with cooked alligator after Week 11 win over Gators

Grant Grubbsby:Grant Grubbs11/12/23


Brian Kelly recaps LSU win over Florida

LSU’s social media team deserves a raise for this one. On Sunday, the Tigers taunted Florida by posting a picture of a grilled alligator on X, formally known as Twitter.

In fairness, LSU has bragging rights. On Saturday, the team dominated Florida in a 52-35 victory. In the triumph, LSU rattled off a ridiculous 701 total yards of offense while only committing one turnover. If LSU barbecued the Gators, quarterback Jayden Daniels was the grill master.

In the win, Daniels exploded for 372 passing yards and three touchdowns while also rushing for 274 yards and two scores. In the process, the fleet-footed signal-caller became the only player in college football history to throw for over 350 passing yards and rush for over 200 rushing yards in a single game.

Following his spectacular performance, Daniels spoke with the SEC Network’s Alyssa Lang on the field in Tiger Stadium.

“I’m always prepared. Doing the same thing. Same routine,” Daniels said. “Little limited, but even though I wasn’t out there physically most of the time. Just mentally preparing myself and preparing like I was gonna play this week.

“It means a lot. I thank God for everything. The talent that he gave me and everything. I thank my O-line. I can’t do this without them at all.”

Brian Kelly raves about Jayden Daniels

While Daniels’ was especially spectacular on Saturday, greatness is nothing new for the Heisman candidate. The California native leads the nation in passing touchdowns this season. After the game, LSU head coach Brian Kelly raved about his QB1’s historic performance.

“If he didn’t win [the Heisman Trophy] tonight, he has got to be the leading candidate,” Kelly said. “Unless the Heisman is just about popularity. If you want to be the most popular then fine, but he is the best player in college football.

“You can say whatever you want, we are 7-3, and whoever else is undefeated. That doesn’t mean anything. What matters is who is the best player — and he is the best player. A night like tonight kind of solidifies that. He did something tonight that no one has ever done. If that doesn’t make you the leading candidate, then maybe the Heisman isn’t really for the best player.”

On top of his touchdowns, Daniels’ QBR (94.2) is rated No. 1 in the country. If that wasn’t enough, Daniels is also the No. 3 leading rusher in the entire SEC, only trailing Missouri‘s Cody Schrader and Kentucky‘s Ray Davis.

“He’s the best quarterback in the country,” Kelly continued. “He’s the best playmaker in the country. He’s the best player now. I’ve watched them all. You know he is the best player. You can say whatever you want, ‘we’re 7-3’. Whoever else is undefeated, that doesn’t mean anything. What matters is who’s the best player and he’s the best player.”