Quote of the Game:
"It's like playing against someone who is in your family. I wish them well and like to
see them doing well. I am proud to see how some of them developed into successful
young men, and I want to watch them continue to be successful in their lives."
The Tigers had their backs against the wall with its national championship expectations hanging in the balance.
The season hinged on one play.
Facing fourth and four from the
The once-raucous Crimson Tide student section sat stunned as Doucet celebrated with his teammates.
It was over when:
If Doucet's touchdown on fourth and four wasn't stunning enough,
On third and 12 from the
LSU took over possession at the
Stat of the Game:
219 – Yards by which LSU outgained
By the Numbers:
14 – Number of times LSU was flagged for penalty in the contest. The Tigers' 14 infractions cost LSU 130 yards.
3 – Plays were reversed via replay in LSU's favor. Sevenplays in all were reviewed in the game and four were overturned.
5 – Straight wins for LSU over the Crimson Tide. The Tigers have now won seven of the last eight meetings with
7 – Times the LSU defense sacked
45.3 – Combined completion percentage by both quarterbacks Matt Flynn and John Parker Wilson. The signal callers combined to complete 39 of 86 passes for 622 yards, six touchdowns and four interceptions. Flynn completed 24 of 44 passes for 353 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions while
1. A LEG UP - Colt David's 43-yard FG with 6:05 left in the first quarter and a 49-yard FG with 11:21 in the fourth quarter were his 15th and 16th made field goals of the season and the 27th and 28th of his career. The successful kicks moved David into seventh place on LSU's career FG made list. It also moved him into a third-place tie for FG made in a season. David's 49-yard FG was the longest by an LSU player since Chris Jackson made a 50-yard FG against
2. BETTER LATE THAN EARLY - Early Doucet pulled down a 10-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Matt Flynn with 4:30 left in the first quarter and a 32-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter. The scores were Doucet's third and fourth of the season and the 18th and 19th of his career. Doucet is now tied for third place on LSU's career receiving touchdowns list, joining Devery Henderson and Wendell Davis, who also had 19. Doucet tossed the first pass of his career, a 35-yard completion to Flynn, late in the first quarter. It was also the first reception in Flynn's career. Doucet finished with five receptions and moved into sole possession of ninth place in LSU career receptions with 130.