LSU Tigers’ running back Jeremy Hill will be looking for redemption when the 13th-ranked Tigers travel to Alabama to take on the top-ranked Crimson Tide Saturday night.
Last season, the Tigers had the Tide on the ropes. They rallied from a 14-3 deficit and had a 17-14 lead with just 2:30 left, but Hill was hit for a three-yard loss and the Tigers wound up settling for a field goal. They missed the kick and the Tide got the ball back with 1:34 left.
Crimson Tide quarterback A.J. McCarron drove the Tide down the field, finding T.J. Yeldon on a 28-yard screen pass to take the lead with just 51 seconds to go.
Hill, who had 107 yards on 29 carries in the game, told reporters the game “haunts” him “all the time.”
“If I had just gotten maybe 4 or 5 (yards), it might have changed the complexion of the game,” Hill told ESPN.com. “I was trying to do way too much. … You can’t do those kinds of things on Alabama. They’re way too well coached, way too assignment sound. So it’s just getting what’s there. If it’s 3 yards on a play, take that 3.”
Hill has rushed for 922 yards and 12 touchdowns on 128 carries this season. His Tigers and the Tide will kickoff at 8:00 pm EST on CBS.