BATON ROUGE, LA No one could call this one boring.
That, of course, was the knock on the last two meetings between Alabama and LSU, the first being settled solely on the feet of the field goal kickers and the second, the BCS Championship Game, being another defensive slugfest that put many on the east coast asleep before halftime.
Not this one.
Unlike the other two, this year's matchup was not hyped ad nauseam as the "Game of the Century," but it was, undoubtedly, the best show of the year in college football.
Not only did both Alabama and LSU find the respective end zones in Death Valley on Saturday night, the game went down to the wire, a heavyweight slugfest with the combatants swinging away til the final bell.
Alabama won 21-17 after executing a 72-yard drive in 49 seconds, capping it with a 28-yard screen pass from A.J. McCarron to T.J. Yeldon for the game-winning touchdown.
This game had everything fake field goals, blistering defense; there was a late and seemingly ...