In his first night as LSU’s field goal kicker, all Cole Tracy did was go 5-for-5 and tie the school record with a 54-yard boot in the Tigers’ 33-17 win over No. 8 Miami.
He added a 50 yard field goal for good measure in LSU’s second game — a 31-0 win over Southeastern Louisiana a week ago.Last Monday, he took a peek at the history of LSU and Auburn that included 16 of the previous 28 games before Saturday decided by a touchdown or less and six of those by a field goal or less.
And just in case No. 17 was going to be Saturday night, he started preparing as if he would have to kick the game winner.