LSU faced a tough game against number 3 ranked Alabama last saturday night, it would prove to be a difficult game for the Tigers as they were missing running back Charles Scott, then loosing starting QB Jefferson during the second half.
First Quarter: Alabama would begin the game by winning the toss and deferring possession until the second half. LSU would receive the ball from the kick off. Both sides would struggle to gain the upper hand with both defences stopping each advance. With just 23sec left in the quarter LSU would begin, what was to become their first scoring drive.
Second Quarter: Continuing the early drive of the first quarter LSU would drive the ball 91 yards in 13 plays for Peterson to score the first TD of the game. With the extra point LSU lead 7-0 with 9min 12sec gone. Alabama would immediately strike back, with a 40 yard kickoff return, freshman running back Richardson would spark the drive with an 11 yard run to the LSY 34 yard line. With two missed plays into the endzone Alabama would settle for a 28 yard field goal from Leigh Tiffin. With 5min 52sec to go LSU lead 7-3.
Third Quarter: Alabama would signal their intentions during the opening drive of the second half. An 81 yard, 8 play drive would result in a 21 yard touchdown pass from McElroy to Hanks. With 11min 40sec Alabama had taken the lead 10-7. LSU hit back with some pressure and forced Alabama defensive tackle Drake Nevis to xall a safety on a third and 9. An intentional grounding call on McElroy would give LSU some points. 5min 55sec to go in the quarter and the scores were now 10-9 in favour of Alabama. The next LSU drive would result in a score, an offside penalty on Alabam brought LSU to the Alabama 8 yard line. Ridley, who replaced Scott took a handoff from Lee who found a hole and bounced through for the score. An attempted two point conversion was missed, but LSU had now taken the lead 15-10 with 3min 19sec left in the third.
Fourth Quarter: Alabama would hit right back, Ingram would carry the ball on two runs of 23 and 10 yards to the LSU 20 yard line. A further advance to the LSU 2 yard line but were stopped in their tracks. Alabama would have to settle for a 20 yard field goal, deficit now narrowed to 15-13 with 12min 35sec in the game. Alabama would grab the lead on the next offensive play. Jones caught a short pass from McElroy who then rushed for 73 yards for a touchdown. Richardson would successfully score the two point conversion which would give the Tide a 21-15 lead with 10min 24sec to play. LSU were unable to score on their next two possessions and this would haunt the Tigers. Alabama would seal the game with a 40 yard field goal by Tiffin, final scores 24-15.