clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

50 days until...

New, 70 comments

RBR's countdown to the Alabama-West Virginia game continues with #50... NONE SHALL PASS!

Oh yeah. I went there.
Oh yeah. I went there.

One of the most dominating defensive efforts in college football history took place on January 9, 2012 in the BCS National Championship in New Orleans, LA.

The Crimson Tide's smothering defense kept the LSU offense from crossing the 50-yard line until 8 minutes left in the game. That play was followed by a 3-yard loss, a 5-yard penalty, two Jordan Jefferson incompletions and a Jefferson fumble caused by Dont'a Hightower recovered by Nick Gentry at - appropriately enough - the 50 yard line.

The Tigers finished with just 92 yards and five first downs.



LSU Drive Summaries
START QTR POSS. YARD PLAYS YARDS RESULT
15:00 1 01:56 LSU 28 3 6 Punt
08:59 1 02:05 LSU 21 3 0 Punt
05:00 1 02:25 LSU 27 5 17 Punt
11:57 2 01:27 LSU 25 3 3 Punt
04:18 2 02:19 LSU 21 3 7 Punt
12:49 3 02:45 LSU 24 5 23 Punt
07:48 3 00:49 LSU 20 2 -1 Interception
05:38 3 02:15 LSU 24 3 -6 Punt
00:22 3 03:15 LSU 21 6 17 Punt
09:44 4 03:29 LSU 35 8 15 Fumble
04:36 4 01:49 LSU 23 3 1 Punt

FUN FACT: Through this past draft, the 2012 Bama-LSU title game has produced 43 NFL draft picks.