WATCH: LSU punter Avery Atkins’ jump shot fake punt, leads to touchdown

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After the LSU Tigers defense was able to tighten up against the Alabama Crimson Tide, they got the ball following the missed field goal. It was the first time since the Mercer game that the Tide didn’t score on their opening drive.

Facing a fourth down, head coach Ed Orgeron called a timeout. They came out in punt formation. Punter Avery Atkins ran the ball up towards the line of scrimmage before doing a jump shot pass to tight end Jack Mashburn. The conversion would lead to bigger things for the Tigers as they look to knock off the No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide.

Following the fake punt play, a holding penalty put the Bayou Bengals into the red zone. Quarterback Max Johnson was able to find freshman receiver Brian Thomas Jr for the catch and run into the end zone giving LSU the lead at 7-0.

The Tigers have forced another punt against Alabama and the offense driving again.