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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: Nov 5, 2011
Posted on: November 6, 2011 1:37 am
 

FULLTIME: LSU 9, Alabama 6

Pretty sure LSU had to come back twice in that game. And Oregon is by no means a great team. At least they will play anyone anywhere.



Since: Nov 8, 2008
Posted on: November 6, 2011 1:36 am
 

FULLTIME: LSU 9, Alabama 6

To Bamafan:
Couple of years ago, LSU's Patrick Peterson caught a ball on the sideline. Remember?
Was that a pick?   
 




Since: May 23, 2007
Posted on: November 6, 2011 1:36 am
 

FULLTIME: LSU 9, Alabama 6

Except for LSU going to Dallas, Tuscaloosa, Knoxville, and Morgantown, you are Absolutely Correct.  Well, OK, I'll leave off Knoxville. But still....



Since: May 23, 2007
Posted on: November 6, 2011 1:33 am
 

FULLTIME: LSU 9, Alabama 6

Stanford? Yes. OK State? Maybe. Boise? Once they actually have to play in a competitive conference. 

(Not necessarily Boise's fault that Georgia is all that good, which hurt their BCS score. They also appear to be trying to address the issue of poor conference strength.) 



Since: Oct 19, 2009
Posted on: November 6, 2011 1:32 am
 

FULLTIME: LSU 9, Alabama 6

2001 called. They want us to send a time machine to go pick you up.



Since: Nov 26, 2006
Posted on: November 6, 2011 1:32 am
 

FULLTIME: LSU 9, Alabama 6

We will never know because the SEC never leaves their home field to play anyone. When did Alabama do that this year? At least LSU played another top notch program at home. One time


Oh really?  We played *another* top notch program at home?  One time??  Really??  Did you read this before you submitted it :-D.



Since: Apr 19, 2009
Posted on: November 6, 2011 1:01 am
 

FULLTIME: LSU 9, Alabama 6

USC was not not overmatched by Stanford, Idiot alert, woot, woot, woot!!!!
Stanford won because they had the two best players on the field, their QB and the refs.



Since: Nov 6, 2011
Posted on: November 6, 2011 12:59 am
 

FULLTIME: LSU 9, Alabama 6

USC lost but they were not overmatched physically.  LSU/Oregon is a good example of one team just physically overpowering the other.  USC never gets dominated physically.  They are mentally shaky tho.



Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: November 6, 2011 12:59 am
 

FULLTIME: LSU 9, Alabama 6

This game was atrocious...Boise St, Stanford and ok State are much more worthy national title condenders than Bama...End this rematch discussion NOW!



Since: Oct 1, 2007
Posted on: November 6, 2011 12:59 am
 

Are you ready for six straight SEC BCS champions?

You sure as phuck better get ready..


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