Originally posted on Dr. Saturday  |  Last updated 1/9/12
In any given football game, especially a game that isn't going the way the fans would like, the most popular guy in the stadium is the backup quarterback. Such was the case during tonight's BCS Championship Game, as LSU's Jordan Jefferson stumbled through series after excruciating series while backup Jarrett Lee sat on the bench watching the Tigers offense overrun by Alabama in a 21-0 rout. It must have been a surreal experience for Lee, who was a big reason LSU was in the championship game in the first place. It's easy to forget that Jefferson wasn't the starter for most of the year. He was suspended following a preseason fight outside a bar and didn't see the field until the fifth game of the year. Meanwhile, Lee kept the Tigers afloat. In the pivotal season opener against Oregon, a game that many thought the Tigers would lose without Jefferson, Lee led the Tigers to a 40-27 win. While his numbers weren't great, he managed the game, didn't turn the ball over and took advantage of...
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