Y'all are being nice to the OP because she is a girl. The original post is ridiculous, at the very least. An 18 point loss is an 18 point loss. Playing the "comparative scores game" is pointless. We need to beat the dumpster fire known as Georgia before we claim an 18 point home loss as a moral victory and before we worry about what might happen vs Missouri.
I s'pose I should made have my post more factual since I guess it was taken as just an expression of hope based upon scores. I thought it implied that since I actually WATCHED the Mizzou - Florida game I might've seen things that made me think we could beat 'em
My "girlish" optimism was based upon watching a Florida team playing the same game they played against LSU, decimate the Mizzou defense in the process.
Missouri was missing a player to be sure, but you can't pin a 31pt loss on one player.
So take the point differential away from the equation for a minute, and see if you can get this point:
We played better than Mizzou did against that opponent. Our game was better than Mizzou's, we defended better (especially in the 1st half) their defence was sluggish and looked shell-shocked. Evidently Pressey can be doubled teamed out of effectiveness as a scorer and forced to turnover leading to baskets. Therefore we might have a chance to beat Misssouri.
My point is not just a score comparison, Mizzou simply played badly against Florida. We looked better against Florida. Ergo we might look good against Missouri. Can you grasp that logic? The score therefore reflected that. I thought it was a fair deduction to make.
It's obvious we have to prove we can play by beating Georgia tonight, and should have won both of our other SEC games. But I took the WAY Mizzou played today as a sign of hope for LSU.
And of course I'm eternal optimist!
And I don't apologize for that.