Saturday night, the number-one team in the country–and of the last few years–took the field and proved once again why they are exactly that, as the Alabama Crimson Tide defeated the LSU Tigers easily at home, 38-17.
The first half was a lot closer than Nick Saban and the Tide would’ve liked as they went into the locker room with a 17-14 lead.
But, the second half was all Alabama and they seem firmly in control of yet another trip to the BCS National Championship Game.
QB AJ McCarron finished with 179 yards passing and three touchdowns, and running back T.J. Yeldon gashed the LSU defense for 133 yards on 25 carries.
Alabama just wore down LSU in the second half, as they do with everyone else. The defense was able to get tremendous pressure on Zach Mettenberger and disrupt the rhythm of the LSU offense.
With the win, Alabama is still undefeated and have their toughest test upcoming in the next few weeks when they will take on the rival Auburn Tigers in the Iron Bowl.
If they can get past that, then the SEC Championship Game is all that stands in their way of a chance for their third straight national title.