Nov 9, 2013; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver Amari Cooper (9) carries the ball as LSU Tigers safety Corey Thompson (12) pursues during the second quarter at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

LSU vs. Alabama: Tide hold slim lead at the half over Tigers, 17-14

As expected, the showdown between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the LSU Tigers is a close one as the first 30 minutes have been played. At the half, the two-time defending national champs hold the lead, 17-14.

The game got off to somewhat of a sloppy start, especially with turnovers. LSU fumbled the ball twice early on in the game, the second one resulting in three points for Alabama.

In the second quarter, things really began to take off.

Just after the quarter began, Jeremy Hill scored from three-yards out to give LSU a 7-3 lead.

Alabama then answered with two straight touchdown passes from AJ McCarron which got them a 17-7 lead, making it seem as if the Tide may run away with it from there.

But, QB Zach Mettenberger and the LSU offense marched down the field in the end of the second quarter–a 10-play, 75-yard drive–culminating in a six-yard TD pass from Mettenberger to Travin Dural to give us the current score.

Who do you think takes control in the second half to walk away with this one? Sound off in the comments section below.

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