Ed Orgeron giving game ball from LSU playoff victory to Steve Ensminger
Ed Orgeron had a nice honor in mind after leading his LSU Tigers to a 63-28 stomping of Oklahoma on Saturday.
Coach O said in his postgame interview with ESPN’s Holly Rowe that he was giving the game ball to offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger.
“He’s getting the game ball tonight. What a tremendous, tremendous LSU Tiger. He called a great game tonight,” Coach O said.
Ensminger’s offense was unstoppable and put up an absurd 49 points in the first half. Their offense set numerous records in the game.
What a historic College Playoff performance for LSU.
– Most total TD (8, Burrow)
– Most first half pass yards (403)
– Most REC TD (4, Jefferson)
– Most REC yards (227, Jefferson)
– Most points scored in a half (49)
– Most points scored (63)
– Total offensive yards (692) pic.twitter.com/DeyWGrkV1P
— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) December 29, 2019
Of course, there is much more to the story. Ensminger’s daughter-in-law Carley McCord died on Saturday in a plane crash while flying to the Peach Bowl. McCord, a TV reporter, got married to Steve Ensminger Jr. last year.
Here was Ensminger after the game:
— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) December 29, 2019
What a game by the Tigers.