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LSU Upsets Alabama

posted Mar 29, 2011, 7:29 PM by Golden Knight
Posted in Sports

By Daniel Gong


Photo Courtesy: Reuters

After suffering a loss against Auburn, LSU was looking to take on the Crimson Tide of Alabama in hopes of upsetting the much hyped team of the SEC. Capitalizing on two turnovers and converting on crucial plays, LSU did just that.

On a 4th and 1 during the 4th quarter and down 14-21, Les Miles opted to go for it. The Tigers ended up running a reverse run play that went for 23 yard which eventually set up a touchdown to tie the game at 21. LSU QB Jordan Jefferson was solid going 10/13 for 141 yards and one touchdown. Meanwhile, Alabama’s high powered offense was held to a total of 325 yards with QB Greg McElroy passing for 223 yards with 2 TD’s and an INT, and RB Mark Ingram rushing for only 97 yards with an average of 4.6 yards per carry.

After converting a 3rd down in the last few minutes of the game, LSU was able to run the clock down to secure their victory over Alabama at 24-21. Chances are slim of reigning national championship Alabama clinching the SEC title with two losses. They are looking to take on a very confident Mississippi State team. They hope they can win to keep chances of making the title game alive. Meanwhile, LSU has grabbed the attention of the nation as a BCS title contender. Now ranked 5th in the BCS poll, the LSU Tigers take on Louisiana-Monroe where they hope to continue their winning streak and strive for a bid in the BCS National Championship game.