deerayfan072 wrote:Russell lost the game for them. Had he thrown the ball away they would have had time for 2 more plays and probably could have scored, plus he had 2 open looks at the endzone and missed in the game. Don't blame the refs when u lose, there could were many opportunities to win the game and LSU didnt make them happen.
I agree that Russell played poorly down the stretch. You cannot take a sack with under a minute to play when you team has no timeouts, and you are out of the pocket. Throw the ball away.
However, the refs can and should be blamed at least partially. They blew a number of calls (pass interferece on Lafell in the endzone in the first half, the Jacob Hester catch-and-fumble of fourth-and-one in Auburn territory, the pass interference call near the end of the game ...). If it was just one call, like two years ago, then maybe you can let it slide. But when it amounts to a number of GAME CHANGING calls, that's when you can start placing the honus on the human error factor. Very sad loss for LSU, Auburn played a great game to take nothing away from them, but the referees were noticeable and impacted the game.