COLLEGE STATION, Texas – He looked & # 39; forward, seated on the podium is still slightly damp from the bath & # 39; Gatorade that ċċelebrah, received 90 minutes before the game ended, just trying to make sense of & # 39; meaningless.
S & # 39; can & # 39; Ed Orgeron say about any of it? How can & # 39; the LSU coach talking night football challenge something that everyone understands about the game?
Seven & # 39; & # 39 times; time, the parties of the votes postgame, at least three occasions, the game seemed definitely willing only to be called back by referees, and meanwhile people continued asking Orgeron and his players to try and make sense & # 39; it all.
"I do not think you can," said Foster Moreau.
No. 7 LSU (9-3, 5-3 SEC) lost the finale of & # 39; the regular season 74-72 to No. 22 Texas A & M in & # 39; one of the most absurd of nights football most can remember. Both sides have made remarkable plays and answered a challenge after challenge took seven & # 39; & # 39 minutes; five hours to complete.
This game will come in LSU history
But Orgeron had a hard time to those seven jiddissetti & # 39; & # 39 times; one or some of the drama involved, because it was thought that those deadlines had to be played.
He was not hostile. It was emotional. It's just a matter of fact Coined: This game was taken from LSU.
The game seemed to be over with & # 39; led LSU to a 31-24 at the end of regulation and Texas A & M drive drive. The Aggies him and tried to exceed 19 percent, but the time has expired, until the officials decided there should be tabled seconds on the clock.
Kellen Mond of & # 39; Texas A & M used to discard that second step & # 39; landing of & # 39; 19 yard to Quartney Davis to send the game to overtime.
"In my opinion, that second one was never was never put in & # 39; that clock," said Orgeron.
The rulebook of the NCAA states that a player can not catch the ball with & # 39; less than three seconds on the clock, and the clock will then expire. Orgeron said he never was a good reason why this was not the case Saturday.
The analyst Steve Kragthorpe LSU punched in & # 39; & # 39 sitament of; after the game
So, with almost every question Orgeron received after the game about his team and all the times and all the football itself, is again jirrispondiha best possible way before again & # 39; withdrew that would not be important.
There was the interception & # 39; Grant Delpit was called back because of knee & # 39; Mond had fallen & # 39; on the fumble before the throw. There was a controversial place the ball for the first time on the fourth & # 39; and 18. There was a second placed back on the clock. There was the fumble forced by officials & # 39; Delpit ruled as an incomplete pass. There was a weak interference & # 39; Greedy Williams in the second final conversion.
Time after time this game appeared to be official victory of LSU, and thereafter the word the word official issued by the door just to give Texas A & M another chance, and the Aggies never wasting those chances.
And when all these events took place – remarkable catches & # 39; Kendrick Rogers or frustrating calls – Orgeron went back to his players, put someone big & # 39; ole saying, "We get some extra football, baby."
When all was, though, Orgeron could not help feeling cheated. This was not just a season for LSU, there was a chance to go 10-2 and win games with & # 39; two figures in a regular season for the first time since 2012.
It is an arbitrary number, but it was important. Right or wrong, there is a world & # 39; difference between the optical & # 39; 10-2 and 9-3, especially at a school like so many sick LSU & # 39; mediocrity. Shoot, Orgeron was even earned bonus & # 39; & # 39 with $ 100,000; victory.
So Orgeron smiled and testified b & # 39; frustranjuż way with his head in agreement about the relevance that reached the brand & # 39; & # 10 win by 39, such a chaotic way.
"These people had to win 10 games," he said. "These guys wanted it. These guys worked hard. They deserve. That second seconds had never put on the clock."
That's what made Saturday so challenging to digest. There was a point in the competition & # 39; seven & # 39; overtime conclusion seemed s & # 39; now from the original 60 minutes, regardless of who won.
Both sides had a player after the player goes with injuries, and both were making absurd and creative revolutions like the path & # 39; LSU back from Clyde Edwards, fullback Tory Carter Helaire for a touchdown.
"That was the craziest game ever I share", said coach & # 39; LSU Cole Tracy. "I think all of us would probably say the same thing."
The LSU players react to controversial loss
But those seven & # 39; & # 39 periods; additional time will eventually be glossed over, and what will be remembered in the great scheme & # 39; things is the value & # 39; nine & # 39; 10 wins instead.
LSU missed that goal was so important.
And the vibe after the game was tears and anger as disbelief. absurd Night & # 39; football place Saturday night, and no one could & # 39; quite make sense of it in moments later.
But there was Ed Orgeron, the guy who was covered in & # 39; Gatorade hours earlier because his team thought won, after going back on the road recruiting Monday without that record & # 39; 10-2 to boast.
"It was not anything about me," he said. "These people are hurting. This is all about. They fought, and fought hard."
Then, the LSU has been stripped from landing in & # 39; Baton Rouge on the way to the house, so her flight had come down in New Orleans. They did not have buses and no way to get home.
So the team that just lost her heart of & # 39; seven & # 39; Overtime sat in seats on the runway, still tried to make sense of & # 39; meaningless.