Posted by Jerry Hinnen
SPOILER: remember the scene in Rocky II where both Rocky and Apollo Creed, both utterly exhausted, knock each other down at the end of the fight? And the winner will be decided by who can summon the will to get up?
The conclusion of this football game was like that as both offenses, knocked senseless all game, finally fell down. After Alabama took the opening drive of the quarter to LSU's 28, only to be foiled by a tremendous interception on a trick play by Eric Reid, neither team was able to take any of their final five ocllective possessions across midfield.
So now we get overtime. The first team to stand up and get into the end zone -- in all likelihood -- wins.
But before we move on, a tip of the cap to Brad Wing, the LSU punter who uncorked the biggest play of the quarter with a 73-yard bomb that sailed over the head of a hobble Marquis Maze. The play started at the LSU 9 and ended at the Alabama 18. That kind of special teams dominance is why despite being outgained 300-211 and committing a pair of turnovers in their own territory, LSU is still about to go to overtime at Alabama with a chance to keep their championship dreams intact.