The University of Tennessee Volunteers and the Louisiana State University Tigers fought it out at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA for the SEC Championship title.
The Volunteers tight end Chris Brown made the first touchdown of the game. The Tigers put up two field goals by the end of the first quarter. The second quarter was scoreless. LSU wide receiver Demetrius Byrd made a TD in the top of the third quarter. Volunteers wide receiver Josh Briscoe reclaimed the lead, 14 to 13, for his team with a TD in the bottom of the third quarter.
LSU corner back Jonathan Zenon intercepted a Tennessee pass and made a touchdown in just after the top of the fourth quarter. Ryan Perrilloux, who stepped in as QB for this game because of Matt Flynn’s shoulder injury from a previous game, went into the end zone for a two-point conversion. LSU 21. Tennessee 14.
All right. LSU is going to the Sugar Bowl on New Year’s Day. Head Coach Les Miles must be so elated right now.
Observations & Miscellania:
1. Verne Lundquist, one of the commentators, said something along lines of “there’s Matt Flynn, the Matt Damon lookalike, on the sidelines” when the camera filmed the LSU quarterback. Lundquist also pointed out that LSU’s previous appearances at the SEC Championship Game were in odd number years (2005, 2003, 2001).
2. I believe Lundquist also mentioned in the third quarter that not since 1999 have the Volunteers worn all-orange uniforms. Either he or Gary Danielson added that they look like moving dreamsicles. Here are the non-all-orange uniforms.
3. Gary Danielson brought up the Pythagorean Theorem in an attempt to approximate some kind of value regarding the Byrd touchdown.
4. Three no good field goals today, two from Tennessee, one from LSU.
5. Ryan Perriloux sustained an index finger injury in the third quarter (if memory serves correctly). He’d have to get stitches after the game ends.
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