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THE TIMES, OCTOBER,, 6 2016 PAGE 2 Tulane ) ux Tig By JOHN DUDEI Times Columnist Wow. What a difference a week makes. While I truly thought that new LSU interim head coach Ed Orgeron would inject some excitement into a stag- nant team, I don't think anyone was prepared for this type of outcome. Less than a week af- ter longtime head coach Les Miles was relieved of his duties, "Coach O" led the Tigers to an im- pressive 42-7 win over Missouri. I'm not sure what was more surpris- ing, the 634 yards of total offense that LSU racked up, or the fact that they almost shut out the highest scoring team in the Southeast- ern Conference. Either way, it was the kind of win that Tiger fans have come to expect the last decade, only to be dis- appointed by an under- whelming performance, in a game that they were supposed to win. Moving forward, Coach O's first real test comes this Saturday night in "The Swamp", against a talented Flor- ida Gators team that always plays the Tigers tough. Expect LSU to come in with a similar gameplan that they em- ployed against Missouri last Saturday. To get this tough road win, LSU will need to control the ball, while mixing in the pass, to keep the Gators defense off balance. Af- ter missing last week's game with an ankle in- jury, star running back Leonard Fournette's re- turn should help boost the Tigers ground game. The fact that LSU set a school record for yards John Dudek last week, without ar- guably the best football player in school history, makes last Saturday's win even more incred- ible. As I am writing this column, Hurricane Mat- thew is a serious threat to the state of Florida, and could definitely im- pact when, where, and if this game is even played this weekend. One solu- tion, is to move the game to Baton Rouge, and play next year's game in Florida. College, and professional teams have done this in the past, and it seems like the most logical solution, but I am no athletic di- rector, what I can do, is give you my prediction of the final score. I believe the Tigers will ride this emotional wave of en- ergy into "The Swamp", and hand the Gators a surprising loss in their house. Prediction: Ti- gers 31, Gators 13. rallies in road win Special to the Times The Tulane Green Wave football team was down 14 -0 in the open- ing four minutes of the game against the Uni- versity of Massachu- setts Minutemen, but rallied by scoring 24 unanswered points and eventually winning 31- 24. It was the biggest come-from-behind vic- tory in the post-Katrina era, besting the time the Wave rallied down 10-0 at Army on Oct. 3, 2009 to win 17-16. The Greenies are now 3-2 overall and 0-1 in the American Athletic Conference. "It was just an over- all team victory," said Tulane head coach Wil- lie Fritz. "We didn'tr do a lot of great things in the kicking game. I was disappointed in some of our penalties. But we did enough to win and that's what we are try- ing to do every single week." Up next, Tulane stays on the road and heads to Orlando, Florida looking for its third-straight vic- tory when the Greenies clash with the Univer- sity of Central Florida Knights this Friday, October 7, at 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on WODT 1280 AM, Fox Sports Radio in New Orleans. The game will be online on Twitter. All Tulane football games are also on television. Check local listings for stations and networks carrying the game. Tulane's next home game at The Ocean in New Orleans is on Fri- day, October 14, against the University of Mem- phis Tigers. At press time there were still some tickets available for that game. If you would like to purchase some great action photos of Ponchatoula Athletics by John Beadle Visit: PonchyPhoto.com lane (985) 467-9525 WWW. 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