Tide Ends LSU Dreams Of An Upset


Less then two minutes to go, no timeouts and 72-yards to pay dirt-what do you do?

The Tide, which struggled on both defense and offense for most of the second half, had an answer to that question- you run the plays that you practice every Thursday to win the ball game.

AJ McCarron's 28-yard touchdown pass to running back T.J. Yeldon with 51 seconds to go in the game, will probably go down as one of the greatest plays in Alabama football history.

McCarron proved to those who said he was  just a "game manager", that he was more than that; he was game changer. McCarron went out there as cool as cucumber and lead his team to a 21-17 victory over the LSU Tigers.

It wasn't just his Heisman moment, it was HIS moment. If McCarron wasn't respected for his ability before, he is now.

But besides McCarron and Yeldon, let's not forget Kevin Norwood who stepped up for an injured Amari Cooper, or the offensive line lead by senior Barrett Jones who asked the question of his teammates "who wants to make history tonight?"

Or the special teams unit who for the most part, made LSU earn every part of their 17 points by pinning them sometimes on the 10-yard line.

And last but not least, the defense who when they needed to, made plays at the end to keep the Tigers for stretching the lead to as many as 10.

It was a hard fought victory, but as McCarron reminded us,  it was a team victory and in the end, the Tide behind their junior quarterback, made a comeback that won't soon be forgotten by those sitting in the stands at Tiger Stadium.

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