Numbers behind LSU’s large additional time win over Alabama

The No. 10 LSU Tigers and No. 6 Alabama Crimson Tide have constantly met in high-stakes matchups since Nick Saban’s arrival in Tuscaloosa in 2007.

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Alabama dominated the rivalry lately, boasting a 10-1 report because the BCS Nationwide Championship Sport within the 2011 season, however a daring choice by first-year Tigers head coach Brian Kelly was the story of the Saturday night time sport. The gutsy (and profitable) 2-point conversion proved to be the difference-maker at Tiger Stadium.

LSU’s 32-31 additional time win provides the workforce an inside monitor to successful the SEC West and reaching the SEC title sport.

Listed here are some notable numbers from the Tigers’ large win:

1: The final time LSU beat Alabama by a single level was in 1988. This was additionally LSU’s first win over Bama in Tiger Stadium since 2010.

2: This sport marked the second time Alabama misplaced by a single level in Nick Saban’s tenure as head coach.

This was additionally the Crimson Tide’s second lack of the season, which significantly jeopardizes their probabilities of making the Faculty Soccer Playoff — no two-loss workforce has ever made the minimize. It’s the first time since 2010 that Alabama has misplaced a number of video games earlier than the Iron Bowl.

8: Each groups had been scoreless within the first quarter, however exchanged scores steadily after halftime. There have been eight lead adjustments within the second half and in additional time.

Shaquille O’Neal was available and appeared to take pleasure in his alma mater’s victory.

Figures within the sports activities world, particularly these with ties on both aspect of the rivalry, supplied their ideas on LSU’s victory.