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LSU Wins Over Alabama 9-6 in Overtime: My Best 2011 Sports Memory
My best memory during the 2011 football season has to be the game between No. 1 ranked LSU and No. 2 ranked Alabama. The game was played at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on Saturday, November 5, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.
Why did this game stand out for me? Well, I'm an avid LSU fan and have been for many, many years. This game took on a special meaning to Tiger fans since Nick Saban used to be the Head Coach here before bolting to the NFL. Regardless, this was a game between the two top ranked teams in the country and drew a huge crowd to the television screen for viewing.
The game was a defensive battle between the throughout the game. Alabama scored a field goal first, and LSU replied with a field goal of their own to tie the game. This went on throughout the ball game and resulted in a 6-6 tie at the end of the fourth quarter bringing the two powerhouses to battle it out in overtime.
The Alabama Crimson Tide actually defeated themselves in this ballgame because they missed four field goals during the game. If they had made one or two of these field goals, the ending may have been different.
The LSU Tigers won the game by a score of 9-6. It was a good win for Tiger fans because we got to see the look of defeat on Nick Sabans face. When Les Miles, the head coach for the LSU Tigers met him on the field after the game, Saban didn't have much to say and acted like a sore loser. It's too bad coaches have to act like this, after all, football is a sport and sportsmanship is part of the game.
The LSU Tigers, who ended the season undefeated at 13-0 will be playing the Alabama Crimson Tide again for the BCS National Championship on Monday, January 9, 2012. I expect the game to be intense and another big defensive battle. Geaux Tigers!
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