LSU's D unable to close

Tide's late scoring drive part of a troubling Tigers' trend

Updated: November 5, 2012, 3:49 PM ET
By Gary Laney | GeauxTigerNation

BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU has given up 61 points in its last three SEC games, but it would be much better if the Tigers' vaunted defense could just close games.

Almost half of the points -- 28 -- have come on four touchdown drives at the end of either the first half or the end of the game. The late defense cost the Tigers a win in Saturday's 21-17 loss to Alabama, a game where the Crimson Tide scored touchdowns in final minute of both halves, covering 135 yards on a mere 11 plays between the ...

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