BATON ROUGE, La. — LSU had just gotten the ball back with 2:55 to go, needing only a couple of first downs to wrap up its 20-14 victory over No. 22 West Virginia. As the offense took the field, boos cascaded all around Tiger Stadium.
That’s because quarterback Jordan Jefferson, who had been lifted a series earlier to much of the crowd’s great delight, had come back into the game. Never much loved anyway, Jefferson had increasingly become unpopular with each bounced incompletion or stuffed rollout run.
After the game, LSU coach Les Miles was incredulous that anyone would boo the home team.