Team Stats

  • Total Yards

    • ALA 331
    • 435 LSU
  • Turnovers

    • ALA 2
    • 0 LSU
  • Possession

    ALA LSU
    38:57 28:51
  • 1st Downs

    • ALA 18
    • 22 LSU

Game Information

Tiger Stadium (LA)
,
Coverage: CBS
  • Baton Rouge, LA 70803
  • Line: ALA -8.0
Attendance: 93,374
91%
Capacity: 102,321
11/4/2012 Associated Press

Alabama engineers late drive to put away LSU

T.J. Yeldon took a swing pass from AJ McCarron and went 28 yards for a touchdown with 51 seconds remaining, giving top-ranked Alabama a stunning 21-17 victory over No. 5 LSU on a raucous Saturday night in Death Valley.

Scoring Summary

CBS1234T
Alabama0140721
LSU307717
first QuarterALALSU
FG
6:11
Drew Alleman 38 yard field goal GOOD.
lsu drive: 12 plays 53 yards, 04:53 lsu fg, 4:53
03
second QuarterALALSU
TD
8:17
Eddie Lacy rush for 7 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
alabama drive: 11 plays 92 yards, 06:00 alabama td, 6:00
63
XP
8:17
Jeremy Shelley extra point GOOD.
alabama drive: 11 plays 92 yards, 06:00 alabama td, 6:00
73
TD
0:11
AJ McCarron rush for 9 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
alabama drive: 6 plays 63 yards, 00:57 alabama td, 0:57
133
XP
0:11
Jeremy Shelley extra point GOOD.
alabama drive: 6 plays 63 yards, 00:57 alabama td, 0:57
143
third QuarterALALSU
TD
3:35
Jeremy Hill rush for 1 yard for a TOUCHDOWN.
lsu drive: 13 plays 58 yards, 06:59 lsu td, 6:59
149
XP
3:35
Drew Alleman extra point GOOD.
lsu drive: 13 plays 58 yards, 06:59 lsu td, 6:59
1410
fourth QuarterALALSU
TD
12:58
Zach Mettenberger pass complete to Jarvis Landry for 14 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
lsu drive: 7 plays 89 yards, 03:08 lsu td, 3:08
1416
XP
12:58
Drew Alleman extra point GOOD.
lsu drive: 7 plays 89 yards, 03:08 lsu td, 3:08
1417
TD
0:51
AJ McCarron pass complete to T.J. Yeldon for 28 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
alabama drive: 5 plays 72 yards, 00:43 alabama td, 0:43
2017
XP
0:51
Jeremy Shelley extra point GOOD.
alabama drive: 5 plays 72 yards, 00:43 alabama td, 0:43
2117

Research Notes

  • Alabama averaged 6.6 yards per rush against LSU on Saturday, the highest average allowed by the Tigers since Auburn averaged 8.5 on Oct. 23, 2010. The Tide gained 116 of their 166 rushing yards before contact, including 11 runs in which they were not contacted until at least five yards past the line of scrimmage. LSU had allowed 134 yards before contact in its first four SEC games combined.

  • Alabama completed all five of its screen passes for 65 yards Saturday against LSU, including T.J. Yeldon's 28-yard game-winning touchdown. It was the first touchdown and the longest play allowed by LSU on a screen pass this season. The Tide's five completions and 65 yards on screen passes were their most in a game this season.

  • Entering Saturday, Alabama was the only FBS team that had not run a play when trailing this season. The last time AJ McCarron threw a pass with the Tide behind was in the first quarter against Tennessee on Oct. 22, 2011. McCarron was up to the challenge Saturday, completing 10-of-16 passes with Alabama behind, including 4-of-5 passes on the Tide's final drive.

  • The last time Alabama trailed a game in the 4th quarter was November 26, 2010 vs Auburn (Lost 28-27). The last 3 times Alabama has trailed in the 4th Quarter they have lost.

  • LSU scored a TD in the 3rd quarter against Alabama.It's LSU's first TD in its last 11 quarters (not even counting OT) of football played against Alabama.

  • AJ McCarron: 3rd career Rush TD, 1st this season.He entered the game with -51 rushing yards on the season.

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