And just like that ...

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Looking frantically for a big play to soften up Alabama's defense, LSU ended up finding a soft spot in Alabama's zone.

It's the kind of play the Tigers have lacked most of this season.

Rueben Randle popped wide open deep down the middle. Jordan Jefferson threw one of his better passes of the season, and Randle showed off the kind of speed that made him one of the top receiving prospects in the country a couple of years ago.

His 75-yard touchdown catch woke up Tiger Stadium. This place is alive again with LSU leading 10-7.