The LSU Tigers defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide, 9-6 in Tuscaloosa on Saturday night.
It was a defensive battle all game as no team could muster up a touchdown. Alabama kicker Cade Foster missed three field goals and seemed to lose all confidence on his last attempt. He badly missed a 52 yard field goal to the left.
Alabama almost scored a touchdown in the fourth, but LSU player Eric Reid wrestled an interception away from Alabama at the one yard line.
The key to LSU's win was holding Trent Richardson to only 89 yards on 23 carries as Alabama struggled on offense. LSU's offense was stagnant as well. The Tigers only had 86 yards passing with only nine completed passes.
But the story of the game was the kicking. LSU's kicker Drew Alleman connected on all three of his field goal tries, but Alabama went 2-6 in field goal attempts.
LSU improves to 9-0 and 6-0 in the SEC. Alabama drops to 8-1 and 5-1 in the SEC. LSU is now in the driver's seat for the SEC title and quite possibly the National Title.
It was only the third time since 1943 that a #1 vs. #2 game did not have a touchdown. The others were in 1946 when #1 Army tied #2 Notre Dame, 0-0 and in 1966 when #1 Notre dame also tied #2 Michigan State, 0-0.