Let us take a moment to remember the immortal words of Herm Edwards from his epic rant as coach of the New York Jets: “You play to win the game! Hello, you play to win the game!”
That’s precisely what LSU running back Nick Brossette was doing when he slide to the ground twice inside the 5-yard line instead of walking into the end zone. His unselfish decisions helped run out the clock on a 24-17 win at Arkansas on Saturday night as LSU moved to 8-2 on the season.
It also meant the bad beat of a lifetime for anybody out there who happened to wager a few shekels on the Tigers, who the odds makers in Las Vegas installed as a 13.5-point favorite against the struggling Razorbacks.