Another big game turned into another cakewalk for No. 1 Florida.
Behind an offense that scored 28 points in a half-quarter and a defense that made shambles out of Kevin Faulk, the Gators built a five-touchdown lead at halftime and strolled to a 56-13 victory over No. 12 LSU on Saturday.
“They’ve won three (SEC) championships in a row. They have experience in big games and this is how they handle it,” LSU coach Gerry DiNardo said. “They get ready for big games because they’re used to them.”
The front seven of Florida (6-0, 4-0 SEC) dominated from the start. Faulk gained only 26 yards (102 below his average), and the Tigers (4-1, 2-1) rushed for only 28, their worst showing since gaining 22 yards against Alabama in 1992.
Florida gained 308 yards rushing. Elijah Williams had 109 yards and Fred Taylor finished with 107 yards.
Danny Wuerffel threw for 277 yards and three touchdowns. He now has 92 career TD passes. Ty Detmer of Brigham Young holds the NCAA record with 121.
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