Posted January 09, 2012 on AP on Fox
Round 2 of Alabama-LSU was more of the same. Jeremy Shelley kicked a 23-yard field goal, set up by a 49-yard punt return by Marquis Maze, and No. 2 Alabama led No. 1 LSU 3-0 at the BCS championship game Monday night. The Southeastern Conference rivals met on Nov. 5 in what was dubbed the Game of the Century, and the Tigers won a touchdown-less, defensive standoff, 9-6 in overtime. In a bowl season filled with high-scoring games, the top two defenses in the nation were on display at the BCS title game. Special teams helped swing the first meeting in LSU's favor. It was Alabama's special teams that struck first in the first BCS title game to match teams from the same conference. Maze found a lane and broke into the open around midfield, though he pulled up instead of trying to get around punter Brad Wing and grabbed his left leg while running out of bounds at the LSU 26. Maze, the Tide's leading receiver, had to be helped over to the Alabama sideline, but he had put ...
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