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Florida running back Lamical Perine (22) runs past the LSU defense for a 1-yard touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

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The No. 22 Florida Gators handed the No. 5 LSU Tigers their first loss of the season Saturday, beating their SEC rivals 27-19 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida.

Saturday’s tilt was a defensive struggle, as LSU turned the ball over three times and neither team reached 400 yards of total offense.

According to ESPN Stats & Info, Florida’s win continued a trend of the Gators scoring home wins over highly ranked LSU teams:

Both quarterbacks were under siege much of the day and failed to find their rhythm. Tigers junior signal-caller Joe Burrow finished just 19-of-33 for 191 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions.

Meanwhile, Florida sophomore quarterback Feleipe Franks went 12-of-27 for 161 yards with one touchdown and one pick.

The primary source of offense for both teams came courtesy of the running game. Running backs Lamical Perine and Jordan Scarlett combined to rush for 150 yards on 31 carries, and Perine scored twice for the Gators. Nick Brossette finished with 95 yards and two scores for the Tigers, while Clyde Edwards-Helaire contributed 55 yards on 13 carries.

LSU took a five-point lead early in the fourth quarter on a one-yard touchdown run by Brossette, but Florida bounced back to score a touchdown on the ensuing drive.

Perine put Florida ahead with a two-yard touchdown run, but it was set up by a trick play that saw tight end Lucas Krull throw a 15-yard completion to Franks:

LSU had a chance to drive for the go-ahead score late, but Burrow was intercepted by Brad Stewart Jr., who returned in 25 yards for the game-sealing touchdown.

What’s Next?

Florida has a potentially tricky road clash with the Vanderbilt Commodores on tap next week, while LSU will host the No. 2 Georgia Bulldogs.

Following the Vandy game, Florida will host Georgia two weeks later in what figures to be a crucial SEC East battle.

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