LSU Tigers: Tari Eason reacts to last-second loss to Florida State

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College football returned to a full schedule this weekend in Week 1 of the 2022 season, and it may have been Sunday night’s matchup between Florida State and LSU that produced the most exciting finish.

The Tigers rallied down from 14 points in the fourth quarter and needed only an extra point to tie the score and send the game to overtime. Instead, the Seminoles blocked their second kick of the night to hold on and pull out the 24-23 victory at Caesars Superdome in New Orleans.

After Florida State recovered a muffed punt return by LSU, the Seminoles drove down to the one-yard line. With 1:20 left to play, running back Treshaun Ward fumbled the ball and the Tigers recovered for one final drive to tie the game.

Instead, the Seminoles came out on top in a wild ending.

As the lone game on the schedule on Sunday, the matchup had the collective sports community locked in. From LeBron James to the alumni of each program, everyone was talking about the contest, including former Tigers forward Tari Eason.

The eventual Houston Rockets draftee took to social media to offer his thoughts on the game, including the final play. Like all Tigers fans, Eason was not thrilled with the result.

Eason was named the SEC Sixth Man of the Year after averaging 16.9 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.9 steals, 1.1 blocks and one assist in 33 games as a sophomore. He recorded four games with at least 20 points and 10 rebounds, the most by a Tigers player since 2015.

He projects to have a significant role with the Rockets this season, and will soon report to training camp at the end of this month. He had a strong run in the Las Vegas Summer League and will be looking to carry that momentum into the season.

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