Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports
Per LSUSports.net: ORLANDO, Fla. -- No. 17 LSU gained a 17-14 advantage with 2:02 to play in a back-and-forth 2018 Citrus Bowl before No. 14 Notre Dame completed a 55-yard touchdown to hand the Tigers a 21-17 loss on a rainy New Year's Day in Camping World Stadium.

LSU running back Derrius Guice caught two touchdown passes and rushed 21 times for 98 yards. His final touch was a reception that came up inches from the goalline and led to a short field goal that put the Tigers ahead for 35 seconds of game time.

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This one is on head coach. Have to go for it on 4th and less than a yard for a TD with under 2 minutes to play. ND offense was out playing our defense at that point and those 3 points would not be enough!
Reply19 days
ya? the head coach misses FGs? you are fricking stupid.
19 days
Agreed. Nuff said. Can’t believe we didn’t geaux for it
19 days
@tampatiger22... I'm far from stupid. What's stupid is that the head coach had more faith in a kicker than Guice at that point in the game! We needed less than a foot! You tell me what's the smarter call at this point in the game? Guice or an 0/2 kicker?!
19 days
We comin'...out the Top 25.
Reply19 days
You go for it You get it, great. At worst you go into OT You don’t convert. Your D plays a 99 yard field with a likely run, run & run sequence in front of them. Team looked unprepared especially on the offensive side. (Shocking)
Reply19 days
I am so glad this season is over.
Reply19 days
Damn that lsu offense is bad, phew glad 2017 season is over. Why doesn't peterson have any faith in his offense to get a td? He opts for a field goal twice when inside the 1 yard line when you know you do not have a field goal kicker that can not do his job. Hope Arden key gets his dream shot in NFL, what a lazy dude to skip out on bowl game.
Reply19 days
Hey Aranda: Prevent defense prevents you from winning. Every time! Absolutely pathetic. I hope Donte Jackson leaves. He is horrible!
Reply19 days
Jesus..
19 days
All in all, a decent season. 10-3 would have been better than 9-4. Keep recruiting and work for next season. Going to be a tough slate in fall ‘18
Reply19 days
Hats off to Guice
19 days
Going to be a really long tough 2018 season for LSU if can not get a QB from a community college transfer
19 days
lsu has settled for mediocrity, evidently so
19 days
Second to say hats, shirt, and shoes off to Guice. Threw his body around like there was nothing to lose. A shame someone who commits to the team like that doesn’t receive the same commitment on 4th and inches..
Reply19 days
And a retarded fan base crapping on him.
19 days
8-5, 9-3, 8-4, 9-4. Average. Next year's schedule is tough. A 1-2 start is likely.
Reply19 days
And they call this a melt lol..
19 days
6-6 is average
19 days
almost makes me miss the fake field goals that LM occasionally called. A 7 point lead with 2 min to play would have been nice.
Reply19 days
Hats, shirts, shoes off to Etling as well. Gave it all to this program on and off field. Made the very most of his limited qb talent. High character. Lots of chest.
Reply19 days
WJ
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Nice preparation/execution coach o. John Chevis-type d.
Reply19 days
4th qtr only, but thats when it counts the most. The 2 play drive was inexcusable and chavis like. Donte is horrible
19 days
No 4th qtr D, poor red zone execution, feels like the Penn State loss a few years ago, and the nd disaster 4 yrs ago. Danny is a tough qb but we'll never be elite until we get an elite type qb. Against the better than us programs we never have enough offense to win, never. Guice may go down as one of my top 3 all time players, great effort unlike key.
Reply19 days
A year ago all the lanyards said we needed a game manager. We had a game manager... Now we must have an elite qb.
19 days
Never thought we’d lose by getting passed on, damn !!!!
Reply19 days
Seem to me a few freshmen played today I didn't see all season. Future is bright just lacking a QB.
Reply19 days
Etling played good. Every time we lose y’all blame Etling it wasn’t his fault he played hard
19 days
I'm really happy about our youth. People really need to quit bagging on Etling though. He played well and their constant bitching about him is annoying.
19 days
Etling sucks. Big heart but lacks elite QB skills. Truth hurts.
19 days
I'm not mad at the defense. Aranda is still the best coach on our staff. I'm mad at O for kicking a FG a foot away from the endzone in a bowl game, when Guice risked injury to play for LSU. He or Darrell deserved the chance to get 6 inches, and if they failed, at least you didn't play scared. It was stupid to kick when you've been missing all day. Notre Dame would've likely given up either a safety or punting in their own end zone. We're so far from being in the playoffs if Coach O is going to be like this and have issues with his staff every year.
Reply19 days
Already been said but agreed
19 days
Two inches.
19 days
LSU continues to accept mediocrity from its football program. I fear we'll continue to be mired in mediocrity until we make wholesale changes in staff and administration.
Reply19 days
$15 mil per year gets your coach back. Ticket prices will increase 7x though.
18 days
Every time we lose everyone blames Danny Etling. Danny played good and played hard. At least he wasn’t worried about getting injured like some guys were. Look I like Coach O but he is not a championship Coach.
Reply19 days
He also doesn’t have an NFL future like some guys do.
19 days
Yes then no to your post.
19 days
Etling's playing heart doesn't make up for his lack of skills as a QB.
19 days
WTF??? Twice you're on the one-foot line and you don't go for it in a classic Bowl game. Pathetic play-calling.
Reply19 days
Once we were and we were going for it, then false start.
19 days
if guice is screaming to the press box to get the ball, fake it to him next time. everybody knew he was getting it.
18 days
Special Teams coach... lack of
Reply19 days
at least the special bus guy slobbering with his mouth open is gone.
18 days
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