Photos: Florida versus LSU

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Tailgaters relax in the shade of their tent near the Indian Mounds on a hot October Saturday, before the 2:30-kickoff LSU-Florida game at Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Noah St. Germain,7, of Metairie, wears a jersey with LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger's number, as he tosses a football around before the LSU-Florida game Saturday at Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Fan makes a bold fashion statement with these pants, before the LSU-Florida game Saturday at Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Tailgaters, including left to right, Shreveport's Haley Mabry, Watson's Kristy Arbour, daughter Victoria Arbour, and Madison Swearingen of Watson eat inside the 'Usual Suspects' tent.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Kathleen Stringer of Big Lake, La., kneels next to a display showing a tiger conquering two alligators, as her husband Jason Stringer takes a souvenir photo, before Saturday's LSU-Florida football game at Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- An LSU fan gets into the spirit prior to the first half outside LSU's Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- The Golden Band from Tigerland fires up the fans by playing the LSU fight song before the game.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- The Golden Band from Tigerland fires up the fans by playing the LSU fight song before the game.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- The Golden Girls and the rest of the Golden Band from Tigerland follow the drum major.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU fans watch the cheerleaders.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU cheerleaders fire up the fans before the game.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU cheerleaders fire up the fans before the game.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- A K-9 unit answers questions from fans while patrolling prior to the first half outside LSU's Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU football coach Les Miles gestures to the fans while walking down Victory Hill.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- The LSU team comes onto the field prior to the first half at LSU's Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU fullback J.C. Copeland dives for extra yardage near the goal line in the Tigers' 17-6 win over Florida on Oct. 12.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU safety Craig Loston (6) gets his hand on a pass intended for Florida wide receiver Quinton Dunbar (1), but can't come up with the interception late in the second quarter.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Officials signal touchdown for LSU's second score.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU safety Craig Loston (6) and defensive end Jermauria Rasco (59) celebrate a third down stop.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Florida running back Mack Brown (33) is stopped by LSU defensive tackle Ego Ferguson (9) and LSU defensive end Danielle Hunter (94) as linebacker Lamin Barrow (18) comes in to help.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU offensive guard Vadal Alexander (78) welcomes LSU head coach Les Miles to his usual spot in line singing the school alma mater, after Miles was late and the song started without him, after LSU's 17-6 win over Florida.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- A jubilant LSU quarterback Anthony Jennings (10) celebrates his one-yard rushing touchdown, after emerging from a big pileup.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU safety Micah Eugene (34) leaves the field after the game, with an exuberant offensive guard Jonah Austin hanging on his back.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU defensive end Jermauria Rasco (59) pulls down Florida quarterback Tyler Murphy (3) who was flagged for intentional grounding on the play late in the second half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU coach Les Miles, left, and Florida coach Will Muschamp meet at midfield after the Tigers dropped the Gators 17-6. Florida finished 4-8 last season under Muschamp.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) pulls in the ball but is called out of bounds in the end zone as Florida defensive back Vernon Hargreaves III (1) defends.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU head coach Les Miles is flanked by his players as they sing the alma mater.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU linebacker Kendell Beckwith (52) strips the ball from the arm of Florida quarterback Tyler Murphy (3) as he drops back to pass. LSU recovered the fumble.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU defensive end Jordan Allen (98) hits Florida quarterback Tyler Murphy prior to cornerback Jalen Mills (28) sacking Murphy.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU cornerback Jalen Mills (28) gets a sack on Florida quarterback Tyler Murphy after LSU defensive end Jordan Allen (98) hit Murphy earlier in the play.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU defensive end Jordan Allen (98) wraps up Florida quarterback Tyler Murphy (3) for a loss.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU defensive end Danielle Hunter almost blocks a fake-punt pass to Florida wide receiver Demarcus Robinson during last year's game at Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Defensive tackle Ego Ferguson and defensive end Jermauria Rasco chase after a fumble in the fourth quarter against Florida.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU defensive tackle Ego Ferguson (9) goes high to pressure a pass by Florida quarterback Tyler Murphy.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU defensive end Jermauria Rasco (59) and LSU safety Micah Eugene (34) had Florida quarterback Tyler Murphy (3) on the run late in the fourth quarter, as LSU defensive tackle Ego Ferguson (9) pursues.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU place-kicker Colby Delahoussaye kicks a 31-yard, second-half' field goal as Seth Fruge holds.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Florida defensive back Cody Riggs (31) knocks the ball away from LSU wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) for an incomplete pass.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Florida defensive back Vernon Hargreaves III tries to make the stop on LSU running back Jeremy Hill, who picks up a first down.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU coach Les Miles comes running in late for the team alma mater.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU running back Jeremy Hill stiff-arms Florida linebacker Neiron Ball as defensive back Jabari Gorman gives chase.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU safety Micah Eugene (34) leaves the field after the game, with an exuberant offensive guard Jonah Austin hanging on his back.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU running back Jeremy Hill (33) goes up the middle using a block by LSU fullback J.C. Copeland (44) on Florida defensive back Cody Riggs (31), right, in the second half Saturday at Tiger Stadium. Florida linebacker Darrin Kitchens (49) is at left. LSU won 17-6.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) throws on the run as Florida defensive lineman Jonathan Bullard (90) defends.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Florida quarterback Tyler Murphy (3) is sacked by LSU safety Micah Eugene (34) and LSU defensive end Jermauria Rasco (59) as Florida offensive linesman Jonotthan Harrison (72) watches.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU cornerback Jalen Mills (28) makes a diving tackle on Florida wide receiver Solomon Patton (83) to make the stop.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU cornerback Jalen Mills (28) takes down Florida quarterback Tyler Murphy (3) for a loss.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU head coach Les Miles talks to the offensive unit.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) is separated from the ball by a hard hit from Florida defensive back Cody Riggs.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) pats the helmet of LSU defensive end Jordan Allen (98) who is helped off the field after being injured.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger looks downfield for a receiver Saturday in Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU defensive end Jermauria Rasco (59) drives Florida quarterback Tyler Murphy (3) backwards as he tries to pass, causing an incompletion on third down to force Florida's second field goal.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU defensive end Danielle Hunter hits Florida quarterback Tyler Murphy as he throws a third down pass.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU defensive end Jordan Allen (98) lunges in midair to corral the also-lunging Florida quarterback Tyler Murphy (3), as defensive back Tre'Davious White (16), right, and safety Corey Thompson (12) and linebacker Lamin Barrow (18) move in.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU defensive end Danielle Hunter (94) makes the stop on Florida running back Matt Jones (24) for a loss.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Florida head coach Will Muschamp has a tense exchange with an official concerning a call.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) is sandwiched by Florida defensive back Vernon Hargreaves III (1) and Florida defensive back Jaylen Watkins (14) while making the catch.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU linebacker Lamin Barrow (18) makes a flying tackle to hold Florida running back Valdez Showers (10) for no gain.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (3) gets upended pulling in a pass as Florida defensive back Loucheiz Purifoy (15) watches.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU linebacker Lamin Barrow (18) and LSU safety Craig Loston (6) grabs Florida running back Mack Brown.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU defensive end Jermauria Rasco celebrates a big play.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU defensive back Tre'Davious White (16) just misses an interception after cutting in front of Florida wide receiver Quinton Dunbar.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU defensive back Tre'Davious White (16) celebrates his big defensive play after just missing an interception after cutting in front of Florida wide receiver Quinton Dunbar.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU place kicker James Hairston (30) celebrates a non-returnable kickoff.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU defensive tackles Ego Ferguson and Anthony Johnson celebrate a defensive stop.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger throws under pressure against Florida.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU head coach Les Miles talks to members of the offensive line during a time out.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Florida running back Matt Jones (24) is wrapped up like a pretzel by LSU linebacker Kwon Alexander (25), defensive end Danielle Hunter (94) and safety Corey Thompson (12) for the stop.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. pulls in a 22-yard pass on third-and-17 for a first down.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Florida quarterback Tyler Murphy (3) is wrapped up for a loss by LSU safety Micah Eugene (34) as LSU defensive end Jermauria Rasco (59) comes in to help.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU coach Les Miles watches his team during a 16-7 win over Florida on Oct. 12 in Tiger Stadium. The Tigers are third in the Southeastern Conference Western Division, trailing Alabama and Auburn.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Florida wide receiver Ahmad Fulwood (5) is brought down by LSU's Alfred Blue.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) is consoled by LSU center Elliott Porter (55) after a bad handoff exchange resulted in an LSU fumble recovered by Florida.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU defensive end Jordan Allen (98) is helped off the field.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Mike the Tiger and fans celebrate during the Florida game Saturday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU defensive end Jordan Allen (98) hits Florida quarterback Tyler Murphy.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Craig Hamilton, an LSU student from Scotland, does the Gator 'chomp,' as he and other fans send Florida on its way.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU coach Les Miles, left, has a chat with offensive coordinator Cam Cameron.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron, left, shouts instructions during warm up drills as LSU head coach Les Miles, center, and LSU quarterback Anthony Jennings (10) watch prior to the first half at LSU's Tiger Stadium.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU wide receiver John Diarse (88) jumps up during the pre game team ritual prior to the first half at LSU's Tiger Stadium.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- U R short … The referee signals how much is still needed for a first down during the second half at LSU's Tiger Stadium. LSU won 17-6.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU defensive back Tre'Davious White (16) celebrates his big defensive play after just missing an interception after cutting in front of Florida wide receiver Quinton Dunbar (1) during the first half at LSU's Tiger Stadium.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU cornerback Jalen Mills (28) takes down Florida quarterback Tyler Murphy (3) for a loss during the second half at LSU's Tiger Stadium. LSU won 17-6.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU coach Les Miles