Nov 24, 2009 9:07 AM by Letitia Walker
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LSU coach Les Miles took the blame for all that transpired in the final seconds of the Ole Miss game during his weekly press conference Monday afternoon. Miles and his coaching received a great deal of criticism from media and fans alike for the game management down the stretch.
The Tigers lost in heartbreaking fashion on Saturday afternoon in Oxford. With just under a minute and a half left to play, LSU trailed 25-17 before Jordan Jefferson connected with Reuben Randle for a touchdown to bring the Tigers back within two. The two-point conversion was unsuccessful.
LSU recovered the onside kick and had a shot to set up a game winning field goal, but after getting a first down at the 32-yard-line, the Tigers went backwards on three plays, pushing them out of field goal range and setting up a 4th and 26.
LSU had a chance to to call timeout following a third down screen pass to Stevan Ridley, but waited until the clock was under 10 seconds to do so. Miles took full responsibility for the mishap during his press conference.
With nine seconds remaining in the game, Jefferson threw a hail mary that was caught by Terrance Tolliver. One second was left on the clock as the Tigers approached the line, but confusion and miscommunication set in as Jefferson prepared to spike the ball.
The game clock expired and LSU lost to the Rebels, 25-23.
By Brett Troxler/Chad Sabadie
Source: WBRZ Sports
Updated: November 23, 2009 1:41 PM