Crimson Tide, Tigers both going deep

Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- There was some chatter that Alabama was going to come out throwing Saturday, and the Crimson Tide did just that with seven straight pass attempts.

Greg McElroy has looked down the field a couple of different times already for Julio Jones, but the Tigers are doing a nice job in coverage. LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson has been looking forward to this matchup with Jones ever since last season.

The Tigers are chucking the ball down the field, too. A couple of different times, Jordan Jefferson has stepped up in the pocket and tried to go deep. He completed one to Brandon LaFell for 30-plus yards, but it was called back because of an illegal formation.

At this point, it looks like neither team believes it can run on the other.