LSU Tigers outside linebacker K’Lavon Chaisson had quite a week. First, he said that the Texas Longhorns didn’t have a chance at the Tigers and suggested that junior quarterback Sam Ehlinger is a better runner than passer, then got into a verbal altercation with Longhorns players before the game.
During the game, Chaisson turned in a rather average performance with one sack and one quarterback hurry, but the defining moment came in the second half.
Players filed out of the locker room, grumbling that LSU required 12 trips from trainers to the field during the game, 10 of which came in the second half. That included Chaisson, winking at the Texas staff when he went down with an apparent lower-body ailment late in the second half before walking to the opposite sideline. Texas had one trip from the trainer all game, which came on the onside kick in the final minute. (Expect this to be mentioned prior to next year’s game.)
So, according to that report, at least one of the injuries supposedly suffered by an LSU player in the second half was apparently faked.