How LSU and Alabama put points on the scoreboard Saturday in a physical battle between the best two teams in the country


First quarter


Second quarter

Alabama – Jeremy Shelley 34 FG, 3:53. DRIVE: 10 plays-79 yards-5:00. KEY PLAYS: Trent Richardson got the Crimson Tide out from the shadow of its own goal post with a 12-yard burst on second-and-7 from the 7 With the drive on the verge of stalling, A.J. McCarron floated a swing pas to Richardson on the left flat and he rumbled 39 yards to the Tigers’ 19. Not much more form there, but Shelley finally ended the Tide’s field-goal frustration when he boomed the kick through. Alabama 3, LSU 0


LSU – Drew Alleman 20 FG,:00. DRIVE:  11-74-3:53. KEY PLAYS: Michael Ford ignited a slumbering offense with back-to-back options runs that gobbled up 23 yards and then powered through the middle of the Tide’s tenacious defense for 6 yards for another first down. With the Tigers finally in a groove, Jordan Jefferson uncorked a 34-yard pass to Russell Shepard to the 7-yard-line. LSU could only get as close as the 2 and had to settle for Alleman’s game-tying field goal as the first half expired. Alabama 3, LSU 3


Third quarter

ALABAMA – Cade Foster 46 FG, 7:56. DRIVE: 4-4-1:51. KEY PLAYS: Jarrett Lee’s second ill-advised throw of the night get picked off by Mark Barron. Who nearly took it back for a TD. But a block-in-the-back penalty forces Alabama to set up from the 35. Three plays only net 4 yards and Foster connected after missing two in the first half to boost the Tide back on top. Alabama 6, LSU 3


Fourth quarter

LSU – Alleman 30 FG, 14:13. DRIVE:  4-2-1:53. KEY PLAYS: Morris Claiborne dashed across he defensive formation as McCarron was waiting for a receiver to get open, jumped in front of Brad Smelley to swipe and pass and bolted 33 yards on the return to the 15. LSU’s offense did little from there, but Alleman squared the score. Alabama 6, LSU 6



LSU – Alleman 25 FG. DRIVE:  5-17-no time. KEY PLAYS: The Tigers defense stuffed Alabama on its OT possession and got the ball with the score tied. Ford darted 15 yards down the left sideline on second-and-7 from the 22 to get LSU close after two short runs, Alleman came on and drilled the biggest kick of the Tigers’ season and his career as LSU took its only lead of the night. LSU 9, Alabama 6


Final score: LSU 9, Alabama 6

Records: No. 1 LSU 9-0, 6-0 SEC; No. 2 Alabama 8-1, 5-1

Attendance: 101,821

Up next: The Tigers host Western Kentucky for homecoming at 6 p.m. next Saturday.


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