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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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..
Reply6 months
And a retarded fan base crapping on him.
6 months
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.
Reply6 months
Already been said but agreed
6 months
Two inches.
6 months
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)
Reply6 months
WTF??? Twice you're on the one-foot line and you don't go for it in a classic Bowl game. Pathetic play-calling.
Reply6 months
Once we were and we were going for it, then false start.
6 months
if guice is screaming to the press box to get the ball, fake it to him next time. everybody knew he was getting it.
6 months
I am so glad this season is over.
Reply6 months
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.
Reply6 months
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.
Reply6 months
He also doesn’t have an NFL future like some guys do.
6 months
Yes then no to your post.
6 months
Etling's playing heart doesn't make up for his lack of skills as a QB.
6 months
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!
Reply6 months
ya? the head coach misses FGs? you are fricking stupid.
6 months
Agreed. Nuff said. Can’t believe we didn’t geaux for it
6 months
@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?!
6 months
We comin'...out the Top 25.
Reply6 months
Special teams was off. But hats off to Etling and Guice! Those two played lights out! Thanks for the heart!
Reply6 months
Playing with heart is the norm for both. But Etling's Hearst doesn't make up for his lack of skills as a QB. Just sayin.
6 months
Been an O fan. However, he looked like a Cajun Lesticles today. Coach....you shite the bed!!!
Reply6 months
Lesticles would have gone for the TD instead of kicking the FG
6 months
les is gone, grow a set.
6 months
That was an abomination of a game. I feel bad for Guise. He is a warrior but the coaching was pathetic.
Reply6 months
You've got to make those two chip shot field goals...have to..ND kicked two long ones...that's what a quality kicker does
Reply6 months
Special Teams coach... lack of
Reply6 months
at least the special bus guy slobbering with his mouth open is gone.
6 months
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.
Reply6 months
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.
Reply6 months
A year ago all the lanyards said we needed a game manager. We had a game manager... Now we must have an elite qb.
6 months
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
Reply6 months
Hats off to Guice
6 months
Going to be a really long tough 2018 season for LSU if can not get a QB from a community college transfer
6 months
lsu has settled for mediocrity, evidently so
6 months
Face it...Coach O is a good old South Louisiana boy, but he is anything but a top-drawer coach like Nick Saban.
Reply6 months
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6 months
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.
Reply6 months
$15 mil per year gets your coach back. Ticket prices will increase 7x though.
6 months
I typically believe that it's dumb to blame kickers for losses, as they usually are just a symptom of a larger problem. After all, they're only in the game kicking for points if the offense can't put the ball in the end zone. That being said, damn. These weren't mid-range to long kicks with a little too much English on them. These were kicks the average high school kicker who toes the ball could make. And it looked like there were hurricane-force winds blowing the balls away from the uprights immediately upon liftoff. I've just never seen a more spineless pair of kickers with group yips and urine running down their legs.
Reply6 months
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