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LSU stuns Florida in The Swamp 37-34

A dramatic comeback and a terrible decision from Marco Wilson costs the Gators a chance at the College Football Playoff without an SEC Championship.

Jacoby Stevens of the LSU Tigers against the Florida Gators at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on December 12, 2020 in Gainesville, Florida. Photo by Gus Stark/Collegiate Images/Getty Images

The LSU Tigers pulled the biggest upset of the SEC season in a 37-34 win over the No. 6 Florida Gators on Saturday night in Gainesville, Florida.

A 57-yard field goal by Cade York

The drive was extended by the Gators Marco Wilson, who threw a cleat after the Florida defense got a stop to get off the field.

That 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty extended the drive, which allowed LSU kicker Cade York to hit a 57-yard field goal with 23 seconds remaining. Those three points were the winning margin.

A 51-yard field attempt on the ensuing drive by the Gators Evan McPherson with two seconds remaining was pulled left, and that was the difference.

The Tigers were a 23.5-point underdog at DraftKings Sportsbook, and the loss jeopardizes the Heisman campaign of Gators quarterback Kyle Trask. The favorite for the trophy coming into the weekend was 29-47 for 474 yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions.

The loss still leaves a path for the Gators to make the College Football Playoff, but now they’ll need to beat the Alabama Crimson Tide in the SEC Championship next Saturday in Atlanta. Right now Alabama is a 16.5 point favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook.