With cameras focused on AJ McCarron sobbing uncontrollably on the sidelines, someone tuning in with one minute remaining in the Alabama-LSU classic would have presumed it all slipped away, a perfect season evaporating in a riotous sea of purple and gold.
TV cameras did after all show the Crimson Tide were in Tiger Stadium, where, according to LSU coach Les Miles, opponents' dreams come to die. But one dreams made it out alive, just barely, Saturday night. McCarron found freshman running back T.J. Yeldon for a 28-yard screen pass to stun the Tigers.
Those were tears of joy on Alabama's sidelines, and they were the highlight of yet another strong SEC showing that saw its two most nationally relevant teams top-ranked Alabama and No. 6 Georgia stay on course for a SEC Championship meeting. Georgia overcame a slow start to demolish Ole Miss in Sanford Stadium.
Florida and Texas A&M also kept their heads up in the BCS standings, as the Gators escaped Missouri once again, just ba...