Alabama Crimson Tide: Top five games in LSU rivalry

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No. 4 Alabama’s Back, 2008, Alabama Crimson Tide 27-21 Overtime

Nick Saban made his first return back to LSU, his former team he coached, but this time as the head coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide. Saban led his current team Alabama to a victory over the 16th-ranked LSU Tigers in overtime 27-21 on a John Parker Wilson 1-yard quarterback sneak that day. The Alabama Crimson Tide would have a record of 10-0 after that win and it wrapped up a spot in the SEC Championship against the Florida Gators. The defending National Champions in LSU would fall to 6-3 on the season after the loss to the Alabama Crimson Tide.

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No. 3 National Championship Shutout, 2011, Crimson Tide 21-0

The Alabama Crimson Tide defense smothered the #1 ranked LSU Tigers and shut them out 21-0. The Bengal Tigers’ offense did not cross the 50-yard line until there were eight minutes left in the game. The LSU offense produced only had 92 yards all game. Jeremy Shelley, placekicker for the Crimson Tide, tied a bowl record with five field goals and the Alabama defense just shut down LSU all night. The only touchdown was a 34-yard run by Trent Richardson with 4:36 remaining. This game was the rematch of the regular-season contest between these two teams earlier that season when LSU had the upper hand.