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EGCROSS
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Northern Idaho
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930 posts

Watching the 97 Florida game
Just amazing how hard Faulk ran. The announcers are all worried about Cecil Colins being injured and Kevin Faulk is just knocking people back left and right. Forgot how hard hitting he could be when needed.

Don’t get me wrong Cecil was a bad arse that year for sure. Kevin was amazing also.
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HoustonTigerNKaty
Member since Aug 2018
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re: Watching the 97 Florida game
Collins had top level talent. Faulk had top level career.

Dinardo doesn’t get the credit due to Tepper, but Faulk was the lynchpin of our resurgence in the 21st century.

For us Gen Xer fans, Faulk didn’t “Bring Back the Magic”— he brought the Magic.


El Campo Tiger
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Member since Mar 2015
9875 posts

re: Watching the 97 Florida game
20 carries for 80 yards. Faulk had a good night.

It was Kevin’s only good game against a tough SEC opponent.

He struggled against Bama in ‘96. That should have been the game that really put him on the map. Instead, Shaun Alexander had that game.


Hamma1122
Member since Sep 2016
8787 posts

re: Watching the 97 Florida game
I was there Best game in tiger stadium


Red Stick Tigress
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re: Watching the 97 Florida game
I still have the t-shirt LSU sold the week after the game: "The Night The Goalposts Came Down LSU 28 Florida 21"



Big EZ Tiger
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20 carries for 80 yards. Faulk had a good night.

It was Kevin’s only good game against a tough SEC opponent.

I believe that Florida D only gave up 70 yards rushing per game. They were stacked.

Faulk torched Ole Miss for like 170+ even though LSU lost (and Ole Miss finished ranked with a bowl win). He was also 1st in rushing, scoring and all-purpose yards in the SEC even though he missed 3 of the first 4 games with an injury and only played in 9 games total. He had an impressive season.



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Ace Midnight
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Between sanity and madness
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Forgot how hard hitting he could be when needed.


Up to that point, Faulk may have been the strongest player, pound-for-pound, in LSU history. He was a gym rat before it was popular.


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Fat Bastard
Boston College Fan
Member since Mar 2009
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I still have the t-shirt LSU sold the week after the game: "The Night The Goalposts Came Down LSU 28 Florida 21"





as do I. What's up old atlanta tigress from other board?
Yes we have met before and i have sold you tickets before. Hope you are doing well.


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Byrdybyrd05
Member since Nov 2014
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re: Watching the 97 Florida game
I was so pissed when Rondell Mealey fumbled the ball on the first drive after the runs Kevin Faulk had leading up to the turnover. I thought for sure that was the only hope we had in that game lol. I was also pissed when Herb Tyler got hit late and no flag was thrown.
Luckily we pissed off Steve Spurrier and he threw off his sun visor lol. That was a great night that I will never forget. I never thought at the time I would see LSU beat Florida in my life time the way they beat the living shite out of us year after year. Our defense was outstanding and they could not stop our running game. Florida players were getting hurt left and right in that game and we were kicking their arse on the field.


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DenverTigerMan
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I was there Best game in tiger stadium


So was I. It was the first game I felt where the "Magic" was back. That stadium was electric--you could feel it everywhere.



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komodo
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Member since Dec 2006
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re: Watching the 97 Florida game
I was a senior in HS. Rushed field and got thrown back over the gate by state trooper. Second rush I got on. Incredible night.


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HoustonTigerNKaty
Member since Aug 2018
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I preferred my “You never forget your first time in Tiger Stadium shirt.” If only a shirt I bought in ‘97 still fits in 2020....


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biglego
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I was there Best game in tiger stadium


Yeah...I was not there. I had tickets but I was a senior in HS and for some frick reason we had a game that Saturday night. I was injured for the season anyway. Instead of standing on the sideline on crutches I should’ve been in tiger stadium.


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Brazos
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Member since Oct 2013
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Faulk single handily won one of the games against Houston. I remember Houston’s HC being pissed that Dinardo played Faulk because he was supposed to be suspended. That HC actually said something like “ this victory by LSU has a lot to do with Dinardo playing players he isn’t supposed to”


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wesman21
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Youngsville
Member since Jun 2009
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re: Watching the 97 Florida game
Been going to games since 1987, this will always be a top 10 game.


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PiscesTiger
Seton Hall Fan
Concrete, WA
Member since Feb 2004
45615 posts

re: Watching the 97 Florida game
Do yall recall in the SS before the game when the UF fan got his sign stolen and trashed?

Was there. A million say they were. One of THE greatest nights ever in TS along with 2000 Tennessee and 2001 Auburn and 2007 UF.

I gotta say 2012 SC is very underrated.
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EGCROSS
LSU Fan
Northern Idaho
Member since Dec 2007
930 posts

re: Watching the 97 Florida game
I was at Tennessee in 2001. As far as the 97 Florida game I was living in California at the time and the cable went off in Los Angeles and I had to call a guy I didn’t like to get updates on the phone on who was ahead. The game didn’t come back on till Florida already came back up with a seven point spread right before the game ended


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tigernnola
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NOLA
Member since Sep 2016
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For us Gen Xer fans, Faulk didn’t “Bring Back the Magic”— he brought the Magic.

Here Here !! Well said.


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alajones
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Derptown
Member since Oct 2005
30466 posts

re: Watching the 97 Florida game
His senior year was incredible especially considering they went 4-7


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pufftiger
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baton rouge
Member since Aug 2006
331 posts

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Not only was I there and rushed the field but I am selling my house to Kevin and getting him to autograph that '97 SI with him on the cover at closing. He is the John wick of LSU football. He was given an impossible task but completing that task laid the foundation for what we have today. He made it cool again to stay at home and play for LSU.


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