With Alabama coming into this rivalry game undefeated and with LSU nursing a season that had already seen 2 losses, there was an even greater sense of urgency for a victory for both teams in this instance. Both of the defenses shut out the opposing offenses in the first quarter. Then in the second quarter both teams managed to put points on the board, with LSU having the lead at halftime. What followed in the second half was the kind of drama and excitement that this rivalry has become known for in recent years. In the end Alabama came out victorious and preserved their undefeated season heading into the final stretch of their regular season schedule.