The first quarter of the LSU-UCF Fiesta Bowl was completely ridiculous. UCF led the game 14-10 after the end of the first 15 minutes, but that’s underselling the action in the game.
LSU’s Clyde Edwards-Helaire took the opening kickoff back 77 yards, setting the Tigers up for a field goal on their first possession.
UCF responded with a touchdown drive, capped off with a 25-yard run by Greg McRae for six.
On their second drive, LSU moved into the red zone, but quarterback Joe Burrow was picked off by UCF’s Brandon Moore, who took it 93 yards to the house for another Golden Knights touchdown. Burrow was absolutely destroyed on the return by UCF’s Joey Connors.
LSU responded, marching down the field to score a touchdown to make it 14-10, and then forcing a UCF fumble. Buuuuut, on the fumble return, LSU’s Terrence Alexander was ejected for throwing a punch.
Just for the hell of it, in the second quarter, LSU took the lead, and UCF’s Kyle Gibson was ejected for targeting.
This game isn’t calming down, folks.