Found October 29, 2012 on Fox Sports South:
They wont be the dominant forces on the Tiger Stadium turf when No. 1 Alabama and No. 5 LSU collide Saturday night. That designation would fall on the defenses, which are ranked first (Crimson Tide) and third (Tigers) in the nation. But for Alabama QB A.J. McCarron and his counterpart, Zach Mettenberger, this could be a defining game. McCarron has been quietly building steam as a Heisman Trophy candidate, despite stats that dont jump off the page. Thirteen players have thrown for more touchdowns than his 18 and hes 59th with 1,684 yards. While hes often called a game-manager, McCarron is the nations most efficient passer (182.4 rating) and hasnt thrown an interception since Oct. 21, 2011. Ultimately whats held him back in the race is that Alabama doesnt need him to do much with its dominant defense and running game. But the Tides biggest test yet could change that formula, giving McCarron the stage to boost his candidacy. Lets not forget that it was McCarron who was named MVP of...
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