Rader said the Tide offense missed opportunities Saturday, indicating confusion with the allowance of clutch-and-grab tactics of the LSU defenders on at least one play.
"We had Keith on the slant-go and the defender does what he has to do not to let the ball be completed. That's one (opportunity) we thought we had right there. I don't understand."
Croyle pump-faked and threw to a spot in the corner of the end zone on the no call.
"We have to be there so the contact doesn't bother us. It happened down there last year," Rader said.
Rader said, "I thought the guys did an excellent job rebounding from last week and put themselves in position. But for the second week in a row in the second half we didn't move the ball the way we needed to. We had to score touchdowns when we were down there (in the first half.)"