Former UK offensive coordinator and Kentucky native Neal Brown led his Troy Trojans into Death Valley last night for LSU’s Homecoming, and despite a plethora of statistics that would’ve predicted otherwise, they pulled together a 24-21 win.
LSU entered Saturday’s contest against Troy 16-0 all-time against Sun Belt teams and winners of 49 consecutive non-conference home games – the nation’s longest streak that dated to 2000.
It left the game 16-1 and without a streak, falling 24-21, which won’t make things easy for coach Ed Orgeron.
“What a special night,” Troy coach Neal Brown said in a postgame, on-field interview with ESPN. “To come out on this stage and for our kids to compete for four quarters is really special.”
It’s also the Trojans’ second win against a Southeastern Conference school. They won 21-9 at Mississippi State in 2001.
Brown couldn’t contain himself in the postgame locker room.
— Troy FB âš”ï¸âš”ï¸âš”ï¸âš”ï¸ (@TroyTrojansFB) October 1, 2017
But he wasn’t the only one.
Hey @LSU, thanks for having us down for homecoming! We really enjoyed it! ðŸ˜
— Troy University (@TROYUnews) October 1, 2017
That is weeping willow levels of shade, right there.