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Alabama coach Nick Saban says his top-ranked team rallied to beat LSU after heeding the example set by the elite Navy team that killed Osama bin Laden.
Walking that sometimes-debatable line between sports and war, Saban says he talked with his players before Saturday night's game about being ready when things went wrong. He cited the mission carried out in Pakistan by SEAL Team Six, which took out bin Laden.
A.J. McCarran guided a five-play, 72-yard drive that rallied Alabama to a 21-17 victory over the No. 5 Tigers. T.J. Yeldon won it on a 28-yard touchdown catch with 51 seconds remaining.
Saban says SEAL Team Six had to be adaptable to changing conditions, ''and I think there was a lot of that out there for us.''
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Maybe especially after them.
The Crimson Tide coach quickly cautioned his players not to let the emotions of that 21-17 victory overshadow the next big challenge. There's little time to celebrate...
Alabama Crimson Tide remain No.1 for the 10th straight week after scoring late to beat LSU 21-17 while the Oregon Ducks stayed at the No. 2 spot in the country for the seventh straight week after beating Southern California 62-51.
Kansas State beat Oklahoma State 44-30 to remain No. 3, and Notre Dame stays at No. 4 after barely getting by Pittsburgh 29-26 in three overtimes.
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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...
Alabama head football coach Nick Saban said his No. 1-ranked Crimson Tide team came from behind to beat the LSU Tigers after following the example set by the elite Navy SEAL team that killed Osama bin Laden. Saban’s wartime comparison came as National Geographic broadcast a movie about the bin Laden raid Sunday night, right before the presidential election.
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This was labeled as the ‘Game of the Century’ last season matching up the two top-ranked teams in the country and many felt we would witness the same exact situation heading into this season.
Well, LSU already has a loss albeit the Crimson Tide have held up their own end of the bargain. Both teams are relentless...