LSU Wins Barnburner Over Alabama

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

If LSU was looking for revenge on its former coach, they got some tonight.

Number 3 LSU pulled off another heart-stopping victory and scored two touchdowns in the final three minutes to beat Number 17 Alabama and coach Nick Saban 41-34.

It was the Tigers' fourth straight game that's gone down-to-the-wire, including a nail-biter against Auburn a few weeks ago that they won 30-24.

Alabama (6-3, 4-2) went ahead on a 61-yard punt return by Javier Arenas with 7-and-a-half minutes left, and the Crimson Tide was in position to clinch it when the Tigers faced fourth-and-4 at the Bama 32.

Matt Flynn tossed a pass over the middle to Early Doucet, who shook away from one defender, faked out another and went all the way to the end zone for the tying score with 2:49 remaining.

Alabama got it back, but freshman Chad Jones burst up the middle to sack John Parker Wilson and knock the ball away.

It rolled along the turf until LSU's Curtis Taylor fell on it at the Tide 4.

Two plays later, Jacob Hester dove over from the 1 with 1:26 left.

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