LSU TE Mason Taylor (actually) shakes Baton Rouge with catch vs. Alabama

It was a great weekend to be an LSU fan and a part of the Taylor household. 

LSU freshman tight finish Mason Taylor, son of Professional Soccer Corridor of Famer Jason Taylor and nephew of “Speak” co-host Pleasure Taylor, was the hero for the No. 10 Tigers of their gorgeous upset of No. 6 Alabama in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Saturday. 

Mason caught an important landing cross from LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels late within the fourth quarter, then snagged the game-winning two-point conversion in extra time after first-year Tigers head coach Brian Kelly elected to go for the win. It marked the primary time the Tigers have crushed their SEC rivals at dwelling since 2010.

The catch and ensuing bedlam and area storm shook Tigers Stadium — actually. The jubilation of Tigers followers triggered minor tremors to register on the LSU science faculty’s in-house seismograph.

And whereas watching from afar, Mason’s aunt Pleasure shared in that jubilation – as did Converse co-host Emmanuel Acho.

That elation had not worn off when Pleasure Taylor and Acho returned to the Converse set Monday.

“Sorry to the people in the bar I was at – actually, I’m not sorry at all,” Pleasure mentioned. “I was going crazy… I cried my lashes off. Auntie was losing her mind.”

LSU’s Mason Taylor catches GW two-point conversion to upset Alabama

Pleasure Taylor reacts to her nephew Mason Taylor catching the game-winning two-point conversion to upset Alabama.

Co-host David Helman, an LSU graduate himself, identified that Mason Taylor’s identify will ceaselessly be recognized in Baton Rouge. Mason’s aunt agreed.

“That’s really an amazing moment,” Pleasure mentioned. “That’s an all-time [memory], like for the rest of your life. You beat Alabama.”

The win despatched the Tigers up eight spots within the AP Ballot to No. 7, their greatest rating since they began No. 6 in 2020.

LSU, having fun with a surprisingly resurgent first season below Kelly, appears poised to maneuver additional up within the Faculty Soccer Playoff Rankings when the following version of the checklist is unveiled Tuesday.


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