No. 2 ‘Game of the Century’ Part One, 2011, LSU 9-6
A battle of defenses between the LSU Tigers and the Alabama Crimson Tide as neither team would score a touchdown. Even with overtime LSU and Alabama only managed field goals, but it was a classic defensive game. Drew Alleman kicked a 25-yard field goal in overtime to lead the LSU Tigers to a 9-6 win over the Tide. Alabama missed four field goals in the game including Cade Foster’s 52-yard attempt in overtime after they had the ball first. This game was definitely a classic not because of the turnovers on offense or spotty special teams, but because of the dominating defenses. This game set up a rematch later in the season in the BCS National Championship.
No. 1 ‘The Drive’ In Death Valley, 2012, Alabama Crimson Tide 21-17
My all-time favorite Alabama Crimson Tide and LSU Tigers game came down to the wire. Alabama with quarterback AJ McCarron drove down the field and scored on a 28-yard touchdown screen pass to running back TJ Yeldon with 51 seconds left. The score gave the Crimson Tide a 21-17 win over fifth-ranked LSU and kept Alabama undefeated. It became the drive in Death Valley and it was a classic game between Alabama and LSU. The Tigers down 14-3 at halftime came back and scored on a Jeremy Hill 1-yard run along with a Zach Mettenberger 14-yard pass to Jarvis Landry to put LSU up 17-14 with under 13 minutes left. McCarron would hit Kevin Norwood on three passes of 18,15, and 11 yards on the 72-yard drive. AJ took a shot at the end zone and it didn’t connect. Then on the next play, McCarron hit Yeldon on the screen pass to end it. An instant classic game in the rivalry between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the LSU Tigers.
These five games make it easy to see why Alabama and LSU are a rivalry. These are definitely some classic games between the two teams and Alabama football fans are sure to see plenty more.