Saturday, November 5, 2011
At the half: Alabama 3, LSU 3
By Chris Low
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama and LSU traded field goals in the first half and went into halftime Saturday night tied at 3-3 in Bryant-Denny Stadium.
Here's a quick halftime analysis:
Turning point: After missing three long field goal attempts, Alabama got a 34-yard field goal from Jeremy Shelley to take a 3-0 lead with 3:53 left in the half. LSU answered with its only extended drive of the half, marching 74 yards in 11 plays for Drew Alleman's 19-yard field goal as the second-quarter clock expired. The big play for the Tigers was Jordan Jefferson's 29-yard completion to Russell Shepard down to the Alabama 8-yard line.
Stat of the half: LSU had managed just 50 yards of total offense in the first half until driving for the late field goal.
Stat of the half II: The Tigers committed their first turnover since the third week of the season when Jarrett Lee was intercepted by Robert Lester late in the first quarter. Jefferson came in at quarterback for LSU after that and played the rest of the way.
Player of the half: LSU punter Brad Wing has pinned Alabama at its own 5 and its own 4.