Highlights & Notes: Alabama 38 LSU 17

Alabama WR Kevin Norwood catches a touchdown pass from AJ McCarron in a win over LSU. Photo via Kent Gidley/UA. Alabama WR Kevin Norwood catches a touchdown pass from AJ McCarron in a win over LSU. Photo via Kent Gidley/UA.

Video Highlights of Alabama vs LSU 2013

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Alabama vs LSU General Notes

GAME CAPTAINS: Alabama’s captains for tonight’s game against LSU are AJ McCarron, C.J. Mosley and Anthony Steen. The Tigers won the coin toss and elected to defer the opening kickoff.

LSU SERIES: Alabama leads the series with LSU, 48-25-5, and has won three straight and five of seven in the series.

Alabama WR Kevin Norwood catches a touchdown pass from AJ McCarron in a win over LSU.

Alabama WR Kevin Norwood catches a touchdown pass from AJ McCarron in a win over LSU. Photo via Kent Gidley/UA.

BEATING THE BEST: Alabama is 26-7 against the Associated Press top 25, including a 15-4 mark against AP top-10 teams over the past six seasons. The Crimson Tide is 3-0 thus far this year with tonight’s 38-17 victory in addition to the 49-42 win at No. 6 Texas A&M and the 25-0 win against No. 21 Ole Miss.

ALABAMA DEFENSIVE NOTES

MOSLEY BOLSTERS THE TIDE DEFENSE: For the eighth time in his career, senior linebacker C.J. Mosley recorded 10 or more tackles, finishing the game with 12. He leads the Crimson Tide defense on the season with 71 total tackles, including 7 tackles for loss (14 yards), four quarterback hurries and five pass breakups.

HARD TO RUN THE BALL: In the last five years, the Crimson Tide defense has held its opponents below 100 yards rushing in 42 of 63 games (66.7 percent). Alabama held 11 teams below 100 yards rushing in 2009, 10 in 2011, 11 in 2012 and five so far in 2013. The Tigers finished the game with 43 yards on the ground.

ALABAMA OFFENSIVE NOTES

McCARRON SETS CAREER PASSING YARDS RECORD: On the Crimson Tide’s second drive of the second quarter, senior signal-caller AJ McCarron set the UA career passing yard record, moving ahead of John Parker Wilson (7,924 yards from 2005-08) for the No. 1 spot. With his 179 yards in the game, McCarron now has 7,997 for his career.

YELDON RUSHES FOR OVER 100: For the ninth time in his career, sophomore running back T.J. Yeldon eclipsed the 100-yard rushing mark. He finished the game with 133 yards on the ground on a career-high 25 carries and two touchdowns.

SCORING STREAK CONTINUES: With Cade Foster’s 41-yard field goal in the first quarter, Alabama has scored in 165 consecutive games – the longest streak in program history.

HOWARD GOES 52 YARDS FOR THE SCORE: Freshman tight end O.J. Howard recorded the second touchdown of his Alabama career in the second quarter of tonight’s game, going 52 yards for the score. The catch was the longest of the season, surpassing his previous high of 27 set at Texas A&M. He finished the game

RUSHING TDs: For the 18th consecutive game, Alabama has recorded at least one rushing touchdown and has had multiple scores on the ground in 16 of those 18 contests.

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  1. ITK November 10, 2013 at 12:10 am #

    Big boy, man football at its finest, played and won by the biggest, baddest team in the land.

    Come on and getcha some, errbody. Print up your shirts. Make your signs. But you don’t want none of this.

    Roll Tide!

  2. Crimsonite November 10, 2013 at 2:19 pm #

    Hell, I actually felt sorry for the Corndog’s on their final 4 plays. Nearly cried when poor Mett got trashed. NOT! RTR!

    • ITK November 10, 2013 at 3:05 pm #

      I did too. Poor corndogs wanted to quit but their coach wouldn’t let them. Les Miles should be charged with battery for leaving Simple Zach in the game as long as he did.

      • # 1 al. fan November 11, 2013 at 8:02 am #

        Aww don’t be to hard on ol Les!! he was to busy looking for the Malox after eating grass when they tied the game up at 17 all!!! LOL!! RTR

  3. The Conduit November 11, 2013 at 8:54 am #

    Talk about impressive.

    Both teams had mistakes in execution. Both teams had some outstanding plays mad epossible in difficult situations by perfect execution.

    Alabama simply had more.

    I wouldn’t say I had my doubts in Alabama so much as I didn’t expect LSU to be punished so much late in the game. But that’s exactly what happened. Alabama always seeks to dominate, and that’s exactly what they did in a 60-minute brawl.

    My favorite part? Sacking Mettenberger four times in a row on LSU’s final drive. It was like sending a birthday card to a corndog funeral. Roll Tide.

    • pete4tide November 11, 2013 at 9:34 am #

      “Sending a birthday card to a corndog funeral” – coffee on my keyboard!

  4. BamaReb November 11, 2013 at 8:29 pm #

    Great game and McCarron could end up with 9,000 career passing yards! RTR!

    • Crimsonite November 12, 2013 at 10:26 am #

      Yeah, ’bout 500 against Awbie’s defense. He won’t play long enough to get any yards against Chattanooga. RTR!

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