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Sport LSU made Kirk Herbstreit eat his words after beating Mississippi State

00:30  26 september  2021
00:30  26 september  2021 Source:   fansided.com

Kirk Herbstreit had an incredibly bold statement about Georgia football

  Kirk Herbstreit had an incredibly bold statement about Georgia football Kirk Herbstreit has so much faith in Georgia football's defense he said the Bulldogs could punt on every possession and still win. Georgia has questions at quarterback with JT Daniels out injured for the UAB game. Kirk Herbstreit doesn't care at all. The ESPN analyst is uber-confiden t in the Bulldogs and their ability to win even without their starter. And not just against UAB. "With that defense, Georgia could punt every time they get the ball on 1st-and-10, and let the defense go out and play with the punt team, and they can win the rest of their games until they get to Auburn. I don't care who's quarterback.

ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit thought LSU had given up. The Tigers simply proved him wrong as they beat Mississippi State.

  LSU made Kirk Herbstreit eat his words after beating Mississippi State © Provided by Fansided

The LSU Tigers haven't played all that great since they won the national title back during the 2019 season. Since the start of the 2020 season, LSU has gone 8-6 and the Tigers have appeared pretty rough during that stretch.

Things have been so bad that folks like ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit openly wondered if the Tigers even cared about playing football.

While picking games during the final segment on College GameDay Saturday morning, prior to picking Mississippi State to come out on top of the Tigers, Herbstreit noted how LSU had a more talented roster but questioned how motivated the team actually was.

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LSU made sure Kirk Herbstreit ate crow for saying the Tigers quit

Herbstreit's decision to pick Mississippi State proved to be pretty bad and it sure looked like the Tigers were invested in the outcome of that game.

LSU head coach Ed Orgeron has received plenty of criticism for the way his team has looked dating back to the start of last season when Mike Leach and Mississippi State torched the Tigers as the Bulldogs claimed a 44-34 win in Baton Rouge.

But Orgeron was able to get a bit of redemption today as the Tigers held on to beat the Bulldogs 28-25 in Starkville. The win itself wasn't that great, but Orgeron and LSU needed a win. That's what the Tigers got.

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And of course, it never hurts to prove some doubters wrong along the way.

Despite the injuries and adversity LSU was facing going into this game, the Tigers were able to get out of Davis Wade Stadium with a win. The road trip to Starkville wasn't pretty, but Orgeron was able to lead his team to a win. That likely doesn't save his job, but it will keep some pressure off him for a little while longer.

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Practically all virus-related restrictions for attending games are eliminated. Fans under the age of 12 no longer have to wear masks in outdoor spaces, but guests must still wear face coverings in the indoor portions of Tiger Stadium. "This is amazing progress," Dr. O’Neal added. "But the game is not over. This virus will surge again, and Louisiana must be prepared before it arrives yet again by getting vaccinated. The vaccines we have are safe and effective, and getting vaccinated is our best shot at defeating COVID-19."LSU says coronavirus hospitalizations in Louisiana have decreased by 80% over the past seven weeks.

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