The Alabama vs. LSU Series History

LSU's Al Doggett and Saturday night in Tiger Stadium weren't enough to stop the Tide in 1952. Alabama won 21-20.

On the morning of Nov. 18, 1895, Alabama and LSU faced off in Baton Rouge for the first of 74 contests leading up to this Saturday's game in Bryant-Denny Stadium. That Tiger team of yore was undefeated and the Tide squad that year had nary a win. Both would finish their respective seasons in that state.

It took three tries for Alabama to notch a win against the Bayou Bengals, a 10-0 victory in Baton Rouge in 1903. Since that time things  have gone considerably better for the Crimson Tide. Alabama leads the overall series 45-24-5. Still recent history has certainly put the balance of power on the far side of the Pearl River. LSU holds a 7-3 lead against the Tide since 2001.

While a great amount of attention has been paid to the fact this is the first time the two teams have met holding the top two rankings in college football, there are quite a few top ten tilts in the history book - 1964, 1972, 1973, 1978, 2005 and 2009.

So to get everyone up to speed on the history of the rivalry we offer the complete record of the series between two teams as well as the record book for those games compiled by the UA Athletic Department. Please peruse and enjoy.

Alabama vs LSU Historical Record

Season W/L Score Date Location Game Information
1895 L 6-12 Nov. 18 Baton Rouge, La.
1902 L 0-11 Nov. 29 Tuscaloosa, AL
1903 W 18-0 Nov. 9 Baton Rouge, La.
1904 W 11-0 Dec. 2 Baton Rouge, La.
1907 W 6-4 Nov. 23 Mobile, AL
1909 L 6-12 Nov. 25 Birmingham, AL
1919 W 21-0 Nov. 15 Baton Rouge, La.
1920 T 7-7 Nov. 13 Tuscaloosa, AL Homecoming Alabama's 1st HC Game
1921 W 47-3 Oct. 29 New Orleans, La.
1922 W 30-3 Nov. 10 Tuscaloosa, AL Homecoming
1923 W 32-0 Nov. 16 Montgomery, AL
1925‡† W 24-0 Oct. 10 Baton Rouge, La.
1926‡† T 0-0 Oct. 30 Tuscaloosa, AL Homecoming
1927 W 13-0 Oct. 8 Birmingham, AL
1928 W 33-0 Dec. 8 Birmingham, AL
1930‡† W 33-0 Nov. 15 Montgomery, AL
1944 T 27-27 Sept. 30 Baton Rouge, La. Season Opener
1945 W 26-7 Oct. 6 Baton Rouge, La.
1946 L 21-31 Nov. 9 Baton Rouge, La. LSU (19)
1947 W 31-12 Nov. 22 Tuscaloosa, AL Homecoming Alabama (8)
1948 L 6-26 Nov. 20 Baton Rouge, La.
1951 L 7-13 Sept. 29 Mobile, AL Alabama (9)
1952 W 21-20 Sept. 27 Baton Rouge, La.
1953† T 7-7 Sept. 26 Mobile, AL Alabama (5)
1954 W 12-0 Sept. 25 Baton Rouge, La.
1957 L 0-28 Sept. 28 Baton Rouge, La. Season Opener
1958 L 3-13 Sept. 27 Mobile, AL Season Opener LSU (15)
1964‡† W 17-9 Nov. 7 Birmingham, AL Alabama (3) LSU (8)
1965‡† W 31-7 Nov. 6 Baton Rouge, La. Alabama (5)
1966† W 21-0 Sept. 24 Birmingham, AL Alabama (4)
1967 W 7-6 Nov. 11 Baton Rouge, La.
1968 W 16-7 Nov. 9 Birmingham, AL Alabama (20)
1969 L 15-20 Nov. 8 Baton Rouge, La. LSU (12)
1970 L 9-14 Nov. 7 Birmingham, AL Alabama (19) LSU (11)
1971† W 14-7 Nov. 6 Baton Rouge, La. Alabama (4) LSU (18)
1972† W 35-21 Nov. 11 Birmingham, AL Alabama (2) LSU (6)
1973‡† W 21-7 Nov. 22 Baton Rouge, La. Alabama (2) LSU (7)
1974† W 30-0 Nov. 9 Birmingham, AL Alabama (3)
1975† W 23-10 Nov. 8 Baton Rouge, La. Alabama (5)
1976 W 28-17 Nov. 6 Birmingham, AL Alabama (15)
1977† W 24-3 Nov. 5 Baton Rouge, La. Alabama (2) LSU (18)
1978‡† W 31-10 Nov. 11 Birmingham, AL Alabama (3) LSU (10)
1979‡† W 3-0 Nov. 10 Baton Rouge, La. Alabama (1)
1980 W 28-7 Nov. 8 Tuscaloosa, AL Alabama (6)
1981† W 24-7 Sept. 5 Baton Rouge, La. Season Opener Alabama (4)
1982 L 10-20 Nov. 6 Birmingham, AL Alabama (8) LSU (11)
1983 W 32-26 Nov. 5 Baton Rouge, La. Alabama (19)
1984 L 14-16 Nov. 10 Birmingham, AL LSU (12)
1985 T 14-14 Nov. 9 Baton Rouge, La. Alabama (20) LSU (15)
1986 L 10-14 Nov. 8 Birmingham, AL Alabama (6) LSU (18)
1987 W 22-10 Nov. 7 Baton Rouge, La. Alabama (13) LSU (5)
1988 L 18-19 Nov. 5 Tuscaloosa, AL Alabama (18) LSU (13)
1989† W 32-16 Nov. 11 Baton Rouge, La. Alabama (4) 
1990 W 24-3 Nov. 10 Tuscaloosa, AL
1991 W 20-17 Nov. 9 Baton Rouge, La. Alabama (8)
1992‡† W 31-11 Nov. 7 Baton Rouge, La. Alabama (3)
1993 L 13-17 Nov. 6 Tuscaloosa, AL Alabama (5)
1994 W 35-17 Nov. 5 Baton Rouge, La. Alabama (6)
1995 W 10-3 Nov. 4 Tuscaloosa, AL Alabama (16)
1996 W 26-0 Nov. 9 Baton Rouge, La. Alabama (10) LSU (11)
1997 L 0-27 Nov. 8 Tuscaloosa, AL LSU (14)
1998 W 22-16 Nov. 7 Baton Rouge, La.
1999† W 23-17 Nov. 6 Tuscaloosa, AL Alabama (12)
2000 L 28-30 Nov. 4 Baton Rouge, La.
2001 L 21-35 Nov. 3 Tuscaloosa, AL Homecoming
2002 W 31-0 Nov. 16 Baton Rouge, La. Alabama (10) LSU (14)
2003 L 3-27 Nov. 15 Tuscaloosa, AL LSU (3)
2004 L 10-26 Nov. 13 Baton Rouge, La. LSU (17)
2005 L 13-16 Nov. 12 Tuscaloosa, AL Alabama (4) LSU (5) OT
2006 L 14-28 Nov. 11 Baton Rouge, La. LSU (12)
2007 L 34-41 Nov. 3 Tuscaloosa, AL Alabama (17) LSU (3)
2008 W 27-21 Nov. 8 Baton Rouge, La. Alabama (1) LSU (16) OT
2009‡† W 24-15 Nov. 7 Tuscaloosa, AL Alabama (3) LSU (9)
2010 L 21-24 Nov. 6 Baton Rouge, La. Alabama (5) LSU (11)

‡ National Champion, † SEC Champion

Source: The University of Alabama 2011 Football Media Guide

 

The Alabama vs LSU Record Book

Record Alabama LSU
Most Points 47(1922) 41 (2007)
Fewest Points 0 (4 times) 0 (15 times)
Most 1st Down 33 (1989) 30 (2001)
Fewest 1st Down 6 (2 times) 6 (2 times)
Most Yards Rush 387 (1989) 272 (1998)
Fewest Yards Rush 20 (2007) 22 (1992)
Most Yards Pass 291 (2006) 526 (2001)
Fewest Yards Pass 0 (2 times) 17 (1977)
Most Total Plays 89 (1989) 84 (1982)
Fewest Total Plays 43 (1982) 49 (1984)
Most Yds Tot Off 644 (1989) 611 (2001)
Fewest Yds Tot Off 98 (1958) 90 (1966)
Most Yards Rush 291
(Shaun Alexander, 96)
201
(Kevin Faulk, 98)
Most Yards Pass 291
(John Parker Wilson, 06)
528
(Rohan Davey, 01)
Most Receptions 10
(Julio Jones, 2010)
19
(Josh Reed, 2001)
Most Yards Rec 142
(DJ Hall, 2006)
293
(Josh Reed, 2001)

Source: The University of Alabama Football Record Book

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