BATON ROUGE, LA (WVUE) - In a battle between No.1 Alabama and No. 13 LSU, the Tigers were unable to overcome two Alabama scores in the 4th quarter as the Tigers fell to the Crimson Tide 10-0 Saturday night in Baton Rouge.
The loss is LSU's sixth-consecutive to Alabama, dating back to the 2011 National Championship Game in New Orleans which was also the last time the Crimson Tide shut out the Tigers.
Things looked positive for LSU (5-3, 3-2) early on as the Tiger defense struck first intercepting Alabama (9-0, 6-0) quarterback Jalen Hurts on just the third play of the game setting LSU up with prime field position.
Following the turnover, an aggressive Crimson Tide defense prevented an LSU first down. Tiger kicker Colby Delahoussaye missed a 49-yard field goal after the ball was tipped by Alabama defender Ronnie Harrison.
Each team would punt the ball back to the other three consecutive times, before the Crimson Tide had a chance at a field goal. But the 42-yard kick by Adam Griffith was missed.
Both the Tigers and the Crimson Tide had two additional opportunities to score but were unable to and both teams went into the half tied at 0.
Early in the 3rd quarter, Alabama moved into the red zone following a 52-yard pass play from Hurts to ArDarius Stewart. Despite the big gain, the LSU defense prevented any Alabama points as Hurts was stuffed on a 4th-and-goal from the LSU 1-yard line, giving the ball back to the Tigers.
Early in the 4th quarter, Alabama got on the scoreboard first courtesy of a 21-yard run by Hurts. The P.A.T. was good and Alabama took a 7-0 lead with just over 13 minutes to go.
Following an interception by Alabama's Minkah Fitzpatrick, the Crimson Tide regained possession and added to their lead with a 25-yard field goal by Griffith.
The Tigers looked to claw their way back into the contest, but the Alabama defense had one last stand, stopping the Tigers and preserving the Crimson Tide victory.
Next up, the LSU Tigers will be on the road facing the Arkansas Razorbacks.