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FULLTIME: LSU 9, Alabama 6

Posted on: November 5, 2011 11:51 pm
 
Posted by Jerry Hinnen



LSU
had 60 fewer yards. Their quarterbacks combined to go 9-of-17 for 5 yards an attempt, no scores, and two picks on the road. (Hell, they completed only one meaningful pass all game.) They committed six penalties, several of the backbreaking variety. They never scored a touchdown. They never led in regulation.

But they won, because their coach is Les Miles, easily the best coach in the nation in close games. They won because they never let their opponent into the end zone, either. They won because their special teams were an ever larger advantage than the most fervent Tiger fan could have dreamed of. LSU and their coach are who we thought they were.

Alabama, though, is not. Nick Saban's teams are viewed as a model of discipline and in nearly every case, they are. But there's little that could have been less disciplined about the Tide's overtime possession. First down: Trent Richardson drops a screen pass. Second: a 12-men-in-the-huddle penalty. Then another incompletion to Richardson. (The Tide's lack of a go-to receiver once Maze tweaked an ankle, by the way, was obvious.) Third down was the backbreaker: McCarron meekly takes a sack, driving the Tide entirely out of poor Cade Foster's field goal range.

Alabama didn't lose this game becuase of their kickers; very few teams have players who can hit 49, 50, or 53 yarders. They lost because they couldn't make those kickers irrelevant with just one touchdown against the defense that gave up large numbers of yards and points (by their standards) to West Virginia and Oregon, even with the best field position they could ask for.

LSU won the game. But Alabama's wayward offense lost it, too. 
Category: NCAAF
Tags: LSU-Alabama
 
Comments

Since: Feb 26, 2008
Posted on: November 6, 2011 6:56 pm
 

FULLTIME: LSU 9, Alabama 6

LSU at Alabama 11-5-11, Bore of the Century.



Since: Aug 12, 2006
Posted on: November 6, 2011 8:11 am
 

FULLTIME: LSU 9, Alabama 6

That was a completly diffrent issue he never hit ground. IE downing the ball.



Since: Nov 5, 2011
Posted on: November 6, 2011 1:59 am
 

FULLTIME: LSU 9, Alabama 6

You are angry! The truth usually does make people mad when it's not in their favor. I like how Georgia is stated to not be good by SEC fans because they lost to BSU at a "neutral site" to support your argument of how great the SEC is. Face it they got smoked at home and they have the same record as Bama and are leading the division. They are either good or they are not and if they aren't then maybe the SEC isn't as great as you think with your superior intelect. The double talk has got to stop. Really you are just scared like the time machine guy that a different style of football than 1960's Big Ten "three yards and a cloud of dust" will do to your beloved conference. So, 1960 run between the tackles, never throw downfield, sweep left is taking a risk football just called and is sending a time machine for you.



Since: Dec 9, 2006
Posted on: November 6, 2011 1:40 am
 

FULLTIME: LSU 9, Alabama 6

blah blah blah... game's over... go get a life. this IS the playoff... win and you're in... lose and go home. stop your crying.



Since: Nov 6, 2011
Posted on: November 6, 2011 1:08 am
 

FULLTIME: LSU 9, Alabama 6

All you pretenders will get your chance come January.

We'll see how cocky you are then.



Since: Oct 16, 2011
Posted on: November 6, 2011 1:08 am
 

FULLTIME: LSU 9, Alabama 6

YOU'RE AN IDIOT!!!!! GO EAT SOME VEGGIES AND GROW A BRAIN!!!!



Since: Nov 5, 2011
Posted on: November 6, 2011 1:44 am
 

FULLTIME: LSU 9, Alabama 6

A competitive conference like one with Kentucky, ole Miss, Mississippi. Tennessee, Vanderbilt, and Florida?



Since: May 23, 2007
Posted on: November 6, 2011 1:42 am
 

FULLTIME: LSU 9, Alabama 6

Should read " is NOT all that good"
 



Since: Nov 5, 2011
Posted on: November 6, 2011 1:40 am
 

FULLTIME: LSU 9, Alabama 6

Maybe Morgantown too. And wow Dallas! That's really far. At least it wasn't called a neutral site and at the superdome.



Since: May 23, 2007
Posted on: November 6, 2011 1:39 am
 

FULLTIME: LSU 9, Alabama 6

The Bama receiver never had possession. The ball never hit the ground. Reid had possession when he landed on his back. Tiger Ball. See you in Baton Rouge next year. 


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