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LSU’s No-Look Fake Field Goal Broke Florida’s Hearts in 2010
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LSU has a history of fake field goals. There’s a reason Les Miles was known as the “Mad Hatter.”

One of the best, by far, came back in 2010 when LSU was engulfed in a battle with the Florida Gators at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. The No. 12 Tigers traded leads with No. 14 Florida throughout the contest, but the Gators took a three-point advantage with 3:21 left in the fourth quarter.

The Tigers moved the ball down the field, and with 35 seconds remaining, set up for a 53-yard field goal attempt. Everyone in the stadium thought he was kicking it.

Well, everyone except Les Miles.

Instead, kicker Josh Jasper took the fake field goal toss (OFF THE BOUNCE!) five yards for the first down and the rest was history.

Josh Jasper’s Fake Field Goal vs. Florida, 2010

The timing was off, which led to the bounce-flip. Jasper caught it in stride and picked up the first down. LSU drove down thanks to some help from wide receiver Terrence Toliver, who caught the game-winner in the end zone with less than 10 seconds left. Down went Urban Meyer and the Gators, and LSU remained a perfect 6-0 on the season.

LSU fell to Arkansas and Auburn that season but beat Texas A&M in the Cotton Bowl to wrap up an 11-2 season. They lost the BCS Championship Game the following season and had a few decent seasons before the Ed Orgeron era began.

This is a reminder to show a Florida Gators fan this play as the two teams take each other on in 2021.

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Patrick covered the Florida Gators during the forgettable Will Muschamp and Jim McElwain eras before spending two seasons writing for Major League Baseball. He's a baseball junkie who spends his days defending Derek Jeter and the Miami Marlins. He lives in South Florida but his heart belongs in Gainesville, Florida.
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