The ESPN SportsCenter Highlight of the Night was the Alabama Crimson Tide’s dramatic victory over LSU in Death Valley, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The final score was 21-17 in favor of Alabama.
The Alabama Crimson Tide overcame the odds by snatching a victory from within the jaws of defeat in Death Valley. The Tide were trailing by 3 late in the 4th quarter when they took possession of the ball with only 1:34 remaining in the game. AJ McCarron marched the offense down the field for the game winning touchdown preserving their undefeated record as they head into the final stretch of the regular season. Alabama will host Texas A&M in Tuscaloosa next week.
The triumphant Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron discusses his performance from the dramatic 4th quarter comeback victory over the LSU Tigers. McCarron had a sub-par performance on the night, but still managed to lead the Alabama Crimson Tide to a victory in the final moments of the game by marching the offense down the field with 5 consecutive pass completions including a 28 yard TJ Yeldon screen pass for the game winning touchdown.
As has become common, the Alabama-LSU game was decided in the final moments again this year in Death Valley. The Crimson Tide trailed the Tigers late into the fourth quarter. With only a few minutes left in the game and being down by 3, Alabama took possession of the ball with only 1:34 left in the 4th quarter for what would be their last opportunity to score and avoid defeat. AJ McCarron, who had an lackluster second half performance, went under center to lead the Tide in this final drive. He went on to complete 4 straight passes to Kevin Norwood to march down the field and get into scoring position. Then from the LSU 28 yard line AJ McCarron completed a short screen pass to freshman running back TJ Yeldon. Yeldon took the screen pass and forged a path to the end zone for winning touchdown, closing another memorable chapter in the rivalry against LSU.
In some ways I relish the game against LSU more than any other rivalry lately. I don’t know if it’s the fact that LSU has (on average) been so much better than Auburn and Tennessee has been over the last couple years, making the game more interesting. Or is it that I just enjoy watching the physicality of this game. In terms of high impact, smash mouth football; the LSU game has been right up there with the Iron Bowl recently. There is no doubt about that. Why hasn’t this game with LSU been given a nickname like the Iron Bowl or the Third Saturday in October? What should it be called?
I am sure the Offensive Line that used to push him around in practice will enjoy pushing him around even more now that he is on a rival team. Apparently he thinks he's got one foot in the NFL already [...]
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Damion Square is from Houston, Texas. When he was growing up, he knew nothing about Alabama’s rivalry with Tennessee or little about the Crimson Tide’s rivalry with Auburn. Now he’s a fifth-year senior defensive end. The Third Saturday in October has been stressed for years.
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The University of Alabama men’s basketball team returns to the road to face in-state Southeastern Conference rival Auburn in the first of two meetings between the programs this season. Tipoff at Auburn Arena is scheduled for 8 p.m. CST on ESPNU and the radio affiliates of the Crimson Tide Sports Network.
With Saban headed back to Baton Rouge for the first time as the Alabama coach in 2008, Bertman made a bold prediction. Saban and Miles had coached against each other only once, but Bertman saw the beginning of a beautiful rivalry. “I’m telling you,” Bertman said. “This game will be a Woody Hayes-Bo Schembechler thing because neither one of them is going anywhere.” Four years later, Bertman looks like a prophet. Saban and Miles haven’t gone anywhere but straight to the top of the college football world.
Alabama running back Trent Richardson rushed for 203 yards and added a 5-yard touchdown catch. Here he broke off a powerful 57-yard run in the fourth quarter which led to Alabama’s final touchdown in this Iron Bowl victory. ROLL TIDE!
Alabama shut down Auburn in this edition of Iron Bowl rivalry. Auburn did manage to score 2 touchdowns from a fumble recovery and kick return. Other then that Auburn really brought nothing to the table this year. See you next year! ROLL TIDE!