If you’re going to go by the Honey Badger nickname, you better be bold enough to make a fashion statement at the Heisman Trophy ceremony. LSU CB Tyrann Mathieu did just that Saturday night, rocking a shiny platinum suit. At least the fashion statement wasn’t as bad as the one Shawn Marion is making.
LSU’s offense hardly showed up in the first half of the SEC Championship Game against Georgia Saturday. They went three-and-out seven times. They only had 12 yards on 11 plays. They had no first downs.
With the offense stagnant, luckily the Honey Badger made a play. Tyrann Mathieu, who is unstoppable on synthetic turf, returned a punt for a touchdown. The question is whether he gave the ball to the ref before crossing the goal line, as the still shot above suggests. What do you think? Here’s video of his punt return:
At least this time when we had a misspelled poster, it made sense. LSU DB Tyrann Mathieu is nicknamed the “Honey Badger.” He got the name after the honey badger video went viral. Mathieu’s teammates all thought he played fearless like the honey badger, so they gave him the name. Mathieu also was busted a few weeks ago after testing positive for synthetic marijuana. Hence the “Highsman” line. Those Bama fans, despite what you may think, can be clever at times. I guess college football rivalries bring out the best in them.
Thanks to World of Isaac for the screen grab.
Tyrann Mathieu has quickly emerged as one of the best defensive backs in all of college football. Mathieu is the anchor of a defensive backfield that held 17th-ranked Florida to only 11 points in a blowout victory over the weekend. Through the first half of the season, the Tigers have looked to be in a class of their own. Mathieu is a big reason for their level of play.
Despite their success, Florida wide receiver Trey Burton made a comment about the LSU secondary not being “as good as advertised” after the game. Naturally, Mathieu took offense to that and sent out this tweet, which CBSSports.com’s Eye on College Football blog shared with us.
It is important to point out that Burton caught exactly three passes for 14 yards, so apparently the LSU secondary gave him a pretty tough time. Also, the Gators threw for 100 yards as a team. If LSU’s secondary isn’t that great, I’d hate to see how Florida will perform against good defensive backs.