Monday, January 9, 2012
Third quarter: Alabama 15, LSU 0
By Edward Aschoff
NEW ORLEANS -- It might be time for Les Miles to hand the ball off to Jarrett Lee.
Fans booed Jordan Jefferson after he returned to the field following a terribly thrown ball that was intercepted by Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley and those boos got even louder after he was sacked to end that drive.
Jefferson now has 48 passing yards, an interception and 3 yards rushing. Alabama's defense hasn't given him much to work with at all, but Jefferson has been awful tonight.
Jefferson returned to the huddle just before the fourth quarter and received more boos from the LSU fans
So, will Miles think of going with Lee, who began the year as the starter? He struggled mightily last time he played against Alabama, but he couldn't do any worse than Jefferson, right?
As the fourth quarter started, LSU's players trudged over to its side of the field with absolutely no emotion.
Alabama continues to take the ball out of Trent Richardson's hands inside the 30-yard line, but kicker Jeremy Shelley has been bailing the offense out on LSU's side of the field. He has now hit five field goals in this one.
We came close to our first touchdown, but Brandon Gibson dropped AJ McCarron's pass at the goal line.
Honestly, with the way LSU's offense is playing, 15 points might be enough for Alabama. The Crimson Tide has all of the momentum and all of the emotion. LSU also has just 66 yards of offense.