Troy defeats LSU in an upset in Week 5 of the regular season.
Saturday night, Louisiana State's non-conference winning streak came to an upsetting close after Troy University’s Trojans took to Tiger Stadium, on the latter’s Homecoming match no less, and prevailed victorious in a 24-21 win. It wasn’t until the fourth quarter that the No. 25-seeded Tigers picked up the slack in a trail of 24-7 to bring the match’s score up to its final form.
Quarterback Danny Etling completed seven of his eleven passes with LSU going into halftime with 97 yards rushing on 15 carries. LSU finally got in the game with a 7-yard touchdown pass from Myles Brennan to Foster Moreau following a fumble on Troy's end. But shortly thereafter, Brennan threw an interception that set Troy up for a touchdown drive that would put them up for that aforementioned lead of 24-7.
The game came to a close when the Tigers gained possession at the 9-yard line with 18 seconds left on the clock. Etling threw for a 27-yard gain to D.J. Chark, but an interception on the next play by Troy cornerback Blace Brown put the game on ice.
LSU’s season kicked off with two home game wins over Chattanooga and Syracuse, respectively, before taking a win over BYU in New Orleans. Last week marked a loss to Mississippi State with a score of 37-7 before Saturday night’s upset. The last instances in which the two teams met on the field were in 2004 and 2008 with LSU reigning victorious both times, clearly entering Saturday’s match as the favorite.
With an upset of this caliber, the internet was certainly talking. Check out Twitter’s funniest and best reactions to the Trojans’ victory.
"No one gets less out of their talent than Butch Jones"— RIPBUTCHJONES (@TSPN_VOL) October 1, 2017
Coach O: hold my gumbo
Troy got paid $985K to crash that party. pic.twitter.com/w0spesIBVk— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 1, 2017
LSU just lost to ... Troy. At home. In Death Valley. In a night game. Wow! And the Tigers are stuck w/Coach O due to big buyout.— Alabama Crimson Tide (@crimsontidefam) October 1, 2017
LSU needs to play Tennessee.— Scott Cole (@ScottColeShow) October 1, 2017
Loser gets replaced by Troy in the SEC.
LSU WAS LIKE: We playing Troy? THIS FINNA BE A BREEZE— digital dash (@ayy_seunie) October 1, 2017
LSU AT HALF TIME: pic.twitter.com/GyWn3hZDc7
Roses are red— Fake Urban Meyer (@FakeUrban) October 1, 2017
Violets are blue
It’s fun to see
That Troy beat LSU.
Troy just beat LSU. Ed Orgeron gonna Ed Orgeron, y'all.— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) October 1, 2017
Thinking about LSU losing at home to Troy and and the Tigers still paying the Trojans $985K... pic.twitter.com/EHAtYUvedF— The Arkansas Logo (@Arkansas_Logo) October 1, 2017
A picture of a guy who wouldn’t be losing to Troy: pic.twitter.com/4OBuL4J7Dn— Auburn Memes (@AuburnMemes) October 1, 2017
LSU lost to Troy pic.twitter.com/wC9Uk9Mp2K— Dylan (@DylansFreshTake) October 1, 2017
Coach O: You can't fire me. You owe me 12 mil.— Michael Williams (@Williamsm1980) October 1, 2017
Hey @LSU, thanks for having us down for homecoming! We really enjoyed it! 😁— Troy University (@TROYUnews) October 1, 2017
Troy has more SEC wins than 6 SEC schools— Ryan Kay (@RyanKay_99) October 1, 2017
i don’t care who you are , where you’re from, or how ya momma raised ya ... you can’t deny troy just embarrassed LSU— Hollan Vander Hey (@hjvheyy_) October 1, 2017
Troy just beat LSU in Death Valley. That’s very much like when UAB beat Saban’s LSU in Death Valley as well.— WarBlogle.com (@WarBlogle) October 1, 2017