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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 6, 2011
Posted on: November 6, 2011 12:12 am
 

FULLTIME: LSU 9, Alabama 6

I agree three mediocre qbs but LSU just got it done with their field goals.  That is what cost Alabama they can't give good field position to their kickers.



Since: Aug 11, 2007
Posted on: November 6, 2011 12:09 am
 

FULLTIME: LSU 9, Alabama 6

LSU 9-0 
Bama 8-1

Just the facts!  



Since: Nov 5, 2011
Posted on: November 6, 2011 12:08 am
 

FULLTIME: LSU 9, Alabama 6

Those are the 3 worst QB's I've seen all year! I don't see a whole of action from the SEC fans spouting off about how awesome their conference is. Understandable though, can't really polish a turd!



Since: Jul 22, 2011
Posted on: November 6, 2011 12:07 am
 

FULLTIME: LSU 9, Alabama 6

lol. First two commetns from Horns fans... i love it. A big 12 fan would think that a low output defensive game is jsut "poor play."



Since: Nov 6, 2011
Posted on: November 6, 2011 12:04 am
 

FULLTIME: LSU 9, Alabama 6

This was an awesome game I'm sorry they don't score 50 points on each team like the rest of college football.  That's what makes college so boring to watch.  Who wants to watch a team just score and score on someone else?  A real good game is won by few points with low scoring showing the defense played well.



Since: Dec 2, 2006
Posted on: November 5, 2011 11:56 pm
 

FULLTIME: LSU 9, Alabama 6

You're funny.



Since: Jan 9, 2008
Posted on: November 5, 2011 11:53 pm
 

FULLTIME: LSU 9, Alabama 6

This game sucked. Two teams with no offense. I wouldn't rank either team in the top 10.


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