LSU’s rally from a 28-point deficit to beat Troy on Saturday was the 3rd-biggest comeback victory since the 2005 season. Troy led 24-3 at the half and extended the lead to 31-3 with 11:13 left in the 3rd quarter. From then on, LSU scored 37 unanswered points to pull out the improbable win.
The largest comeback victories since the 2005 season:
|Comeback Team||Opponent||Date||Deficit||Deficit Score||Final Score|
|Michigan St.||Northwestern||10/21/2006||35||38-3 9:54 3rd||41-38|
|Texas Tech||Minnesota||12/29/2006||31||38-7 7:47 3rd||44-41 (OT)|
|LSU||Troy||11/15/2008||28||31-3 11:13 3rd||40-31|
|Arkansas St.||Memphis||09/27/2007||25||31-6 1:01 3rd||35-31|
|Northwestern St.||La.-Monroe||09/01/2005||23||23-0 1:48 2nd||27-23|
|UCLA||Northwestern||12/30/2005||22||22-0 4:21 1st||50-38|
|Ball State||Eastern Mich.||11/12/2005||22||22-0 12:55 3rd||26-25|
There have been eighteen comeback victories of 21 points since 2005, most recently by Florida Atlantic against Louisiana-Monroe on 10/25/2008.
Michigan State’s 35-point comeback against Northwestern is the biggest comeback victory in FBS (Division I-A) history. Texas Tech’s 31-point comeback against Minnesota in the 2006 Insight Bowl is the biggest comeback victory in FBS (Division I-A) bowl history.