Neither the No. 1 Crimson tide nor No. 13 Tigers could break through and get on the scoreboard for three quarters Saturday at Tiger Stadium. But, finally, Jalen Hurts led an Alabama drive for the lone touchdown from either side, capped by a 21-yard scamper into the end zone.
It was a classic Bama-LSU showdown, in the shades of their 2011 No. 1 vs. No. 2 “Game of the Century,” which LSU prevailed, 9-6. But, fittingly, that game was also the last LSU has won in the rivalry, with the Crimson Tide winning their sixth straight on Saturday.
Here are some highlights of what the national media had to say about the instant classic.
- Sports Illustrated offers its three thoughts on the game, including the impact the loss has for Ed Orgeron’s future at LSU and the legacy of the best LSU-Alabama game since 2011.
- “It continues to prove that no matter what an opponent does, No. 1 Alabama not only has an answer, but it can probably do it better,” Bleacher Report’s lead SEC writer Christopher Walsh pens in his excellent game story from Baton Rouge.
- It was a turn-back-the-clock game on the night before we all set ours back an hour. Although ESPN’s Ryan McGee is talking about a vintage slugfest that dates back a little longer than a Daylight Saving Time adjustment.