Saban Explains Defeat To Bengal Tigers

Special team miscues included three missed field goals (44, 50, 52) and a blocked 40-yard attempt. Alabama ended up on the wrong side of a field goal contest in the highly publicized prime time event. LSU overcame the Tide by converting all three field goal attempts after penetrating the red zone area (19, 30, 25) handing the Tide their first defeat of the season.

Alabama, averaging 39 plus points per game, faced an LSU team with a red zone defense rated 117th nationally. Successfully scoring the one time the Tide ventured into the tender spot of the fourth ranked defense in the country was not enough as the Tide fell in overtime 9-6 to LSU, the number one ranked team in America.

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