LSU Purple Haze continued their first half issues followed by a sound second half as they pulled out out an 11-7 win against the Auburn Tigers on Sunday.
The game began with an Auburn score, and then some points trading with LSU to make the game 2-2. Purple Haze then grabbed two breaks and opened the lead to 4-2. The Tigers kept plugging along however, and eventually tied the game back at 5-5. LSU scored the final point of the first half, 6-5.
Both teams played a relatively clean second half and neither team had a turnover until the score was 8-7 in LSU’s favor. Despite the mostly error-free play, Auburn’s second half woes continued, as they would fail to score again in the half, and Purple Haze would finish out on a 3-0 run.
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 late 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.”