Oh boy, what an ugly game this was. As much as this game was hyped, I don't think it can be served as much of the title of "Game of the Century," but that's how much hype this match-up was receiving this past week between No. 1 ranked LSU Tigers and the No. 2 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide.

It basically the battle of the defenses and who's was truly better. Another huge factor? Special teams. Alabama had two kickers in, who were a combined two-of-six, including a crucial one in overtime that was missed. As for LSU, their kicking was phenomenal. They were three-of-three for field goals, including the game-winner in OT, and punter Brad Wing bombed a 73-yarder in the fourth quarter.

Although they weren't many points scored, as it was the second lowest-scoring game between a No. 1 and No. 2 team in FBS history, it was still a very exciting game to watch and the Tigers were able to pull out with a victory.

"It didn't go by the script," LSU coach Les Miles said. "The key is to keep fighting, to find a way."

Alabama had a lot of problems in the game. Kicking was not on their side at all, and same went for the passing game. Quarterback, AJ McCarron, threw for 199 yards but had a pick. Wide receiver, Marquis Maze, also thew a pick on a play.

"It's a difficult pill to swallow," said Maze. "If everybody executes in the red area, that wasn't even a close game. The defense played outstanding."

After a huge stop on the third down for a sack in overtime, Alabama was looking at a long 50-plus-yarder. They missed, badly. LSU would come in, and on fourth down, Alleman hit the field goal for the win.

"Before I went to bed last night, I was preparing for it," Alleman said. "It's every kicker's dream, and I got to live it."

Even with the loss for 'Bama, there is a good chance that these two can meet for a BCS Championship.

"I'd be honored to face that team again," Miles said.

Maze would love the rematch, if possible.

"They only beat us by three," Maze said. "I hope we get that chance."

Both SEC powerhouses, in my opinion, should remain in the same position. LSU will stay at No. 1, obviously. However, I believe Alabama should stay No. 2. They played great and they are easily still the second best in college football.

Jarrett Lee struggled big time in the game, with 24 yards and two picks, and going three-of-seven. With that, Lee was pulled out in favor of fellow senior Jordan Jefferson. Jefferson didn't play great, but he helped get LSU the win. He was six-of-ten for 67 yards on the air, along with adding 43 on the ground. Michael Ford also contributed to LSU's run game, with 72 yards.

For Alabama, Trent Richardson was able to put up yardage with 89, along with 80 receiving. Maze had six catches for 61 yards.

It was a pretty ugly game offensively, with countless three-and-outs, but what a show it was for the defense and defensive fans everywhere.

Just a solid game overall and it was fun to watch.

Next up for LSU is Western Kentucky, as they'll probably improve to 10-0 with a likely win. Alabama is also looking for an easy win with Mississippi State next week.


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