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Saturday, November 8, 2008
First quarter: LSU 14, Alabama 7

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Wow, a new concept for Alabama's football team.

The No. 1-ranked Crimson Tide are behind, and not only are they behind, but they were completely out of character in the first quarter.

LSU took a 14-7 lead into the second quarter thanks in large part to two costly turnovers by the Crimson Tide and an offensive line that has clearly come to play in this game.

Now we get to see what everybody has been wondering all season about this Alabama team: Can the Crimson Tide come from behind to win a football game?

Alabama trailed for the final 5:57 of the first quarter after LSU's Charles Scott ripped through a huge hole to the right side and sprinted 30 yards for a touchdown. Previously, Alabama had trailed for only 1 minute and 15 seconds all season.

LSU took over on the Alabama 30 after Javier Arenas lost a fumble on a punt return while trying to get something extra on the return when there was nothing there.

Alabama came into this game with the reputation of being one of most physical teams in the country, but LSU is the one setting the tone right now as far as laying the crunching licks. The LSU defense has also been able to get some good pressure on Alabama quarterback John Parker Wilson and force him out of the pocket a couple of times.