Top 5 Moments in the Alabama vs. LSU Rivalry (Saban Era)
1) January 5, 2012 — On this day, five star safety Landon Collins made his verbal commitment after the Under Armour All-American game. Watching it live, you could visually see the disappointment on Collin’s mother’s face, as she was upset he didn’t choose his home state team of LSU. If you don’t recall this special moment in the Alabama vs. LSU recruiting rivalry, allow me to refresh your memory: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4drWJwvVKE.
2) January 9, 2012 — Alabama shuts out LSU 21-0 in the BCS National Championship in LSU’s home state at the Super Dome in New Orleans, LA. Alabama held Les Miles’ team to just 92 yards and only five first downs the entire game. Jordan Jefferson with the worst game of his career threw for just 53 yards. Jeremy Shelley, the Alabama kicker who struggled all year, scored 15 of Alabama’s 21 points making 5 field-goals. Trent Richardson capped the shutout scoring the only touchdown of the game on a lengthy 34-yard run.
3) November 3, 2012 — The Tide went to Baton Rouge and played at night against a bitter LSU team (after being shut out in the National Championship in January 2012). It appeared to be all LSU’s game with the Tigers leading 17 to 14 with a minute to go in the fourth quarter, when A.J. McCarron started the most important, and impressive drive of his career. In 43 seconds, McCarron and Tide went down field for 72 yards on five plays. On 2nd and 10, he connected with T.J. Yeldon on a 28-yard pass for the winning touchdown. Final Score: 21-17.
4) November 5, 2011— With home field advantage at night and the chance to upset the number one team in the country, (2) Alabama lost to (1) LSU as a result of four missed field goals. Kickers Jeremy Shelley and Cade Foster combined for 2 of 6 on the night, each with a miss. Foster missed the 52-yard field goal attempt in overtime and Alabama lost to LSU 9-6.
5) November 3, 2007— It was Saban’s first game as Alabama’s head coach facing his old team, the Tigers. The game went down at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa and LSU rolled in and shut down Alabama. The Tigers put up 475 yards on Bama’s defense. Despite committing 14 penalties for 130 yards, LSU beat Alabama 41 to 34.
*Section Photo credit to Associated Press; Featured Photo (above) credit to Darren Carroll, ESPN