Dr. Jerry Poché, the father of tonight’s Game 2 starter Jared Poché, and Jimmy Roy, the father of Tigers strength coach Travis Roy, sprung into action to help the unresponsive man. Poché administered chest compressions while Roy, a veteran firefighter, provided mouth-to-mouth.
“The man died,” Poché said. “He didn’t have a pulse; he didn’t have nothing. It looks like, luckily, we got him back.”
“He’s alive now,” Roy said. “He was done. He was done. He wasn’t breathing; he didn’t have a pulse, and me and Doc brought him back.”
Poché said the man was transported to the hospital and is in stable condition.
Florida took the opening game, 4-3. With Roy’s son on the hill tonight, though, there should be some positive karma coming LSU’s way. Expect the Tigers to force a winner-take-all.