Published August 16, 2012 - 1:25pm
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SDS is counting down the 10 most memorable games of 2011. This countdown will not include any bowl games, the SEC Championship, nor the national championship because they would obviously take precedence. Let’s stick to the regular season. After all, it is the best regular season in all of sports.
Game 2: LSU at Alabama – Week 10
This is one of my favorite games of all time. Forget the quirky offenses in college football nowadays…let’s play some real football.
The defenses lived up to the billing, as some called this the Game of the Century, and LSU and Bama combined for only 534 yards of total offense and 15 total points.
Neither team reached the end zone in the defensive dual, and LSU had to kick three field goals and one in overtime to win it.
The play of the game was Eric Reid’s interception on an Alabama trick play at the goal line.
Les Miles said the key was to stay in the game and not give up.
“It didn’t go by the script,” LSU coach Les Miles said. “The key is to keep fighting, to find a way.”
Nick Saban was practically speechless after the loss.
“When you get blown out, you’ve got lots of issues and problems,” Alabama coach Nick Saban said. “I don’t think anybody could watch that game and say Alabama doesn’t have a really good team and didn’t play a really good game. We just didn’t win.”
Miles was asked after the game about a possibility the two would meet up again for a rematch in New Orleans. Little did we know…
“I’d be honored to face that team again,” Miles said.
LSU probably wasn’t so honored when Alabama got done with them in the national championship.
Final Score: No. 1 LSU 9, No. 2 Alabama 6
It was over when: LSU kicker Drew Alleman nailed the 25-yard field goal in overtime
Notable play:Eric Reid’s interception of WR Marquis Maze’s pass at the goal line
Notable stats: Bama missed four field goals in the game, LSU’s Drew Alleman hit three field goals, and LSU punter Brad Wing had a 73-yard punt