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Jacob Hester scores the winning touchdown in fourth quarter against Florida on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007, in Tiger Stadium.

Advocate staff file photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING

This season marks the 80th anniversary of the Tigers and Gators’ first meeting and the 20th anniversary of one of LSU’s greatest wins: a 28-21 upset of No. 1-ranked Florida in 1997. Here’s a look at that game and four more from the LSU-Florida series.

Oct. 25, 1958

LSU 10, Florida 7

Tommy Davis calmly boots a 36-yard field goal through the uprights in the final three minutes to lift the Tigers to a tense victory over the Gators. LSU moves from No. 3 to No. 1 in the AP poll, a spot the Tigers hold the rest of the season.

Oct. 2, 1982

LSU 24, Florida 13

The Tigers are a two-touchdown underdog to the No. 4 Gators in Gainesville — until Dalton Hilliard takes over. The freshman tailback tallies 207 yards total offense and all three LSU touchdowns as the Tigers beat their highest-ranked opponent in 16 years.

Oct. 11, 1997

LSU 28, Florida 21

The Tigers are 0-7-1 against No. 1 teams coming in, including a 56-13 loss in Gainesville a year earlier. This time LSU bolts to a 14-0 lead and hangs on thanks to Cedric Donaldson’s 31-yard interception return. “Now,” one LSU fan says afterward, “I can die happy.”

Oct. 6, 2007

LSU 28, Florida 24

A then-record Tiger Stadium crowd of 92,910 watches the drama unfold between the reigning (Florida) and future BCS champions (LSU). The Tigers rally twice from 10-point deficits, converting five fourth downs before Jacob Hester scores the winning touchdown on a 2-yard plunge with 1:09 remaining.

Oct. 9, 2010

LSU 33, Florida 29

Facing fourth-and-3 at the Florida 36, the Tigers fake a field goal as holder Derek Helton flips a pass over his shoulder — on a bounce — to kicker Josh Jasper. Jasper runs for a first down, setting up a 3-yard Jarrett Lee to Terrence Toliver touchdown pass three plays later.

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