Photos: Tigers lose to Florida, first half

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Arielle Avcalade, left, takes a photo of LSU players leaving the field after pre game warmups, flanked by her father Christopher Avcalade. They're LSU fans from South Carolina.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU Band Drum Major Collin Barry, standing, and band members recite the Pledge of Allegiance, just before the start of the game.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Mike the Tiger mascot joshes with the fans who made the trip before the game.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Mascot Mike the Toger and LSU cheerleaders accompany the team, as they take the field.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott, left, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Supriya Jindal, right, greet fansbefore the game.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU head coach Les Miles and the team come onto the field before the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Florida Gators defensive back Josh Evans (9) sacks LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) in the second quarter.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU safety Craig Loston (6) sends Florida Gators wide receiver Andre Debose (4) into the air with a flying tackle, in the first half. LSU cornerback Jalen Mills (28) is background.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Florida Gators quarterback Jeff Driskel (6) passes in the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING LSU offensive guard Josh Williford grimaces as he is attended to by the medical staff after going down in the first half Saturday against Florida in Gainesville, Fla.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU defensive tackle Bennie Logan (18) causes Florida Gators quarterback Jeff Driskel (6) to fumble during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU defensive tackle Bennie Logan (18) causes Florida Gators quarterback Jeff Driskel (6) to fumble during the first half. LSU recovered.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU place kicker Drew Alleman (30) kicks his second field goal as LSU punter Brad Wing (38) watches after holding the ball during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU defensive tackle Bennie Logan (18) causes Florida Gators quarterback Jeff Driskel (6) to fumble during the first half. LSU recovered.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Florida Gators quarterback Jeff Driskel (6) is sacked by LSU linebacker Kevin Minter (46) as LSU linebacker Lamin Barrow (57) and LSU defensive tackle Josh Downs (77) come in to help during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Florida Gators running back Mike Gillislee (23) is wrapped up by a host of LSU defenders during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Florida Gators defensive back Josh Evans (9) wraps up LSU wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) on a pass play during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Florida Gators linebacker Jelani Jenkins (3) tries to make the stop on LSU running back Michael Ford (42) after making the catch during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU defensive tackle Josh Downs (77) moves in, as Florida Gators quarterback Jeff Driskel (6) is sacked by LSU defensive tackle Anthony Johnson (90) in the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU head coach Les Miles, left, asks a question of LSU quarterbacks coach Steve Kragthorpe during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU offensive guard Josh Williford (74) lays on the field injured as Umpire Tom Quick checks on him during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Florida Gators quarterback Jeff Driskel (6) is sacked by LSU linebacker Kevin Minter (46) as LSU linebacker Lamin Barrow (57) comes in to help during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Florida Gators running back Mike Gillislee (23) is bottled up by a host of LSU defense during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU defensive tackle Josh Downs (77) moves in, as LSU defensive tackle Anthony Johnson (90) sacks Florida Gators quarterback Jeff Driskel (6) in the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- As LSU head coach Les Miles, right, watches, LSU offensive guard Josh Williford (74) is helped off the field during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU linebacker Kwon Alexander (25) makes the stop on Florida Gators wide receiver Solomon Patton (83) during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Florida Gators running back Mike Gillislee (23) tries to elude LSU safety Ronald Martin (26) and LSU safety Eric Reid (1) during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Florida Gators quarterback Jeff Driskel (6) braces for the sack from LSU defensive end Lavar Edwards (89) during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU long snapper Reid Ferguson (50) congratulates LSU place kicker Drew Alleman (30), whose two first-half field goals were the Tigers' only points in the game, during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU head coach Les Miles talks during a time out, standing next to LSU quarterbacks coach Steve Kragthorpe and LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) in the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU punter Brad Wing (38) follows through on a punt, in the second half of the LSU-Florida game.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU running back Kenny Hilliard (27) runs as Florida Gators defensive back Matt Elam (22) draws a bead on him during the first half.

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  • Advocate file photo by BILL FEIGLSU defensive tackle Anthony Johnson (90) sacks Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel (6) for a loss last season.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU tight end Nic Jacobs (84) tries for extra yardage as Florida Gators linebacker Michael Taylor (51) makes the stop during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Florida Gators head coach Will Muschamp watches a replay during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU fullback J.C. Copeland (44) tries to cut the corner as Florida Gators linebacker Neiron Ball (11) makes the stop during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU defensive tackle Anthony Johnson (90) sacks Florida Gators quarterback Jeff Driskel (6) during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU fullback J.C. Copeland (44) runs, pursued by Florida Gators linebacker Neiron Ball (11) in the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU place kicker Drew Alleman (30) kicks the first of his two first half field goals, as LSU punter Brad Wing (38) holds. His points were all LSU could muster in a 14-6 loss.

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  • Advocate file photo by TRAVIS SPRADLINGLSU linebacker Kwon Alexander dives for Florida running back Mike Gillislee as Tharold Simon also pursues. Alexander is a backup and is not getting caught up in how much action he will see saying, That's really (defensive coordinator John Chavis) Chief's call. If he wants to do it (rotate players), he can.'

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU long snapper Reid Ferguson (50) congratulates kicker Drew Alleman against Florida on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Fla.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott, left, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Supriya Jindal, right, greet fans on Oct. 6 prior to the first half of the LSU versus University of Florida football game in Gainesville, Fla.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU defensive tackle Anthony Johnson sacks Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel in October in Gainesville, Fla.

  • Advocate file photo by TRAVIS SPRADLINGLSU offensive guard Josh Williford grimaces as he is attended to by medical and training staff after going down in the first half of the LSU-Florida game on Oct. 6 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Fla.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU safety Craig Loston sends Florida receiver Andre Debose into the air Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Fla.