LSU Struggles with Georgia College & State

The LSU Purple Haze got more than they wanted with Georgia College & State Disconnected, but ended up winning, 11-7, during the third round of Cowbell Classic in Starkville, Mississippi Saturday.

LSU began the game by scoring the first two points. The teams would trade the next four points to make it 4-2 in favor of the Haze. Disconnected made some adjustments defensively and made Purple Haze pay for some bad drops by scoring the next three in a row to take a 5-4 lead. The teams would trade the next two points as Disconnected took half.

“We started off down 0-2, but came back strong to take half,” said Disconnected captain John Manget.

The first two points of the second half looked like the game would be a battle to the end as both teams scored downwind, with Georgia College still in front 7-6. However, LSU was able to tighten up their defense and capitalize on a pair of drops in the endzone by Georgia College to score five in a row and win the game.

“It was pretty frustrating in the beginning,” said LSU captain Dylan Shannon. “We came out lackadaisical, but we picked it up in the second half and took care of business.”

“I don’t really know what happened towards the end. They got a couple of points that we just couldn’t complete. Hopefully, we will see them tomorrow and get them next time,” Manget said.

LSU Purple Haze Outruns Mississippi State Dark Horse

In just the second game of the 2012 season for both teams, LSU Purple Haze outran Mississippi State Dark Horse 10-5 for the win.

The game started off with both teams trading points to 3-3. LSU was able to score the next three and take half at 6-3. Dark Horse scored the first point in the second half, but Purple Haze ran off another three points in a row to take a commanding 9-4 lead.

“There were some bad throws and some bad plays, but overall I am happy with how we played. Especially the second half with the way we came out in intensity. ” said LSU captain Dylan Shannon.

Mississippi State would score the very next point of the game, but it was too little too lateĀ  as LSU scored one more to win in a soft capped game.

Both teams had problems with the 20 mile per-hour wind gusts that blew from south to north, and that accounted for many of the combined 60 turnovers. Not all the turnovers were wind-related however; many were dropped due to mental errors.

“Drops killed us,” said Mississippi State captain Andrew Francis. “We have a lot of work to do, but we have to quit beating ourselves. We have a shot to win [the conference] but we have to fix some things first.”