Saturday, November 8, 2008

Roll Tide!

Dadgum, it wasn't pretty, but a win's a win, when you're playing at Baton Rouge. No. 1 Alabama gutted it out for a 27-21 overtime win over a tough LSU team. My brother said, "Don't they know I'm on blood pressure medication?"

With the score tied 21-21 and about 2 minutes left in regulation, a 22-yard punt return by Javier Arenas set the Crimson Tide up at the LSU 41. Four plays later, on second-and-2 from the Tigers' 22, a face-masking penalty gave 'Bama a first down at the LSU 12. Three plays later, as time expired, Van Tiffin tried a 29-yard field goal, but it was blocked.

In overtime, LSU quarterback Jarrett Lee tried for a touchdown pass but was intercepted in the end zone by Alabama safety Rashad Johnson. Tide QB John Parker Wilson hit Julio Jones for 24 yards and then put it in the end zone on a quarterback sneak from the 1-yard-line.

Not a pretty game, by any means, but another "W," and I'll take it. Now Alabama is 10-0 and controls their own destiny -- four more wins, and they're national champions. Just take 'em one at a time.

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