The resistance to throw them might be the aversion to turnovers, which is understandable. "I've got to find out why we're not making plays".
It sounded so helpless and so lonely that you might have wanted to cry.
No. 25 LSU (3-2) suffered through perhaps its most embarrassing loss of this century at the hands of the upstart Trojans (4-1), who celebrated and frolicked long into the night in their corner of Tiger Stadium in front a nice contingent of their fans who by then nearly outnumbered the home crowd.
The Troy defense, meanwhile, stuffed the LSU offense, which could not convert a third down in eight tries.
It's the emptiness that proved most striking Saturday in college football. "It all starts the snap and the hold - and that was ideal, like it always is". Two old kingdoms that aren't kingdoms anymore endured the unthinkable, and prepared for long days ahead pillorying their coaches.
A look at all the action from the fifth weekend of the season in the SEC. Last week marked a loss to Mississippi State with a score of 37-7 before Saturday night's upset.
Troy 24, LSU 14 (Q4, 7:41): It's not over yet. "We really enjoyed it!" Garrett Dooley had four of Wisconsin's 10 sacks. The fact it budged to get to seven first downs seemed a statistical outrage, a breach of poetry.
Tight end/F-back J.D. Moore, one of LSU's two senior captains, also did not play.
The Trojans took advantage with a five-play touchdown drive from there. The only way Orgeron could prove the Tigers had made the right choice was to elevate their on-field fortunes higher than they were during the latter part of Miles's tenure, including in 2016, when Miles oversaw a 2-2 start before getting fired. "We did not play good football". Our character, our competitive character, is being tested, and how do we respond?. Another time at Ohio State, Florida State, Tennessee, and I can go down the list where we've had opportunities. Barkley, who entered the game leading the FBS in all-purpose yards per game (253.3), finished with 205. It's rare for an AD to fire two head coaches in a short time, and it's really rare for one to do that and get to keep his own job.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Seventh-ranked Georgia continues to assert itself as a team to watch in the SEC. It was the Volunteers' worst home loss since 1905. He also hit Thompson for 16 yards on a tunnel screen that would have been a touchdown if a referee hadn't held Thompson up long enough for LSU's Donnie Alexander and Devin White to tackle him on the 1. The only question is if Kelly would be willing to go to a program like LSU, as he will have a number of teams to choose from should he decide to return to coaching.
That must have been some six-hour bus ride back. A defensive back, John Battle, is second with 31, and defensive end Christian LaCouture is third with 29. He rushed for 191 yards.
Nick Chubb added 109 yards rushing to help Georgia race to its first 5-0 start since 2012, the previous year the Bulldogs reached the SEC championship game. It dove down like an imperiled bird, plunked the crossbar and trickled over. Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
"Two different times in this venue here, 2004 and 2008 we had the opportunity to win the game".
The fumble lost by the Tigers was their first in 315 rushing attempts, dating back to the second quarter of last season's game versus Florida on November 19.
It's also not assured, but what is assured is that final night won't include Tennessee or LSU, who appear all set up for an autumn rich in angst and lament.