LSU's victory over UCF won't just go on the books as the Tigers defeating the self-declared National Champions, but as a defining moment in the SEC's record of dominating other conferences.
UCF has been undefeated for two years with a 25 game win streak, but the 9-3 Tigers were too much for them to handle.
"It really wasn't a trench game," said linebacker Devin White, "so, I mean I don't really think they could play in the SEC week-in and week-out with the style of play they play with."
This defeat came at the hands of quarterback Joe Burrow's 394 yard, four touchdown game, along with a strong performance by the Tiger defense.
By the end of the game, 11 defensive players were lost-whether due to injuries, the draft, violating team rules, or ejections.
DBU's depth paid off and even the backups for the Tigers held the Knights to 250 total yards, compared to the Tigers' 555.
Clever moves by Dave Aranda and a defensive MVP performance by Rashard Lawrence intensified the pressure.
"Big man over there finally got to the ball, to the quarterback so that was new," said White. "You know, he had two sacks in the game, he won defensive MVP-well-deserved. And you know it all started with him on the front because he the leader on that D-line, and when he plays well, the whole D-line, really the whole defense plays well, so..."
To continue DBU tradition, it was not only a next man up mentality, but an opportunity.
"The key thing is, you know, next man up," said wide receiver Justin Jefferson. "So you know, if somebody is not there, then the next guy in that position steps up-and that's our whole lil', our whole lil' thing."