Alabama football defeats LSU

Alabama football's win thrusts Nick Saban into spotlight

WRITTEN BY: Janelle Vreeland
Alabama vs. LSU
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Alabama vs. LSU

Alabama football crushed LSU 21-0 during Monday's game and the Tide is still celebrating.

AP reports that thanks to Alabama's stunning performance, they've risen to the top spot in the final Associated Press poll for the eighth time, tying Notre Dame for the most of any team in college football. 

Alabama's defense was in top form Monday night, keeping LSU from crossing midfield until there was only eight minutes left in the game. LSU finished with just 92 yards and five first downs.

"They are unbelievable," said Alabama offensive lineman Barrett Jones. "That defense is as good as any defense I've ever seen. They rush the passer, they have awesome linebackers and they're great in coverage. They really don't have any weaknesses. They have to be as good as any defense ever."

"That was the message before the game: to finish," coach Nick Saban said. "In fact, it was how bad do you want to finish? We certainly didn't play a perfect game, we got a field goal blocked, we couldn't find the end zone for a long time, but we just kept playing."

Even former Alabama football players are thrilled with Alabama's BCS championship. New York Jets' Greg McElroy, formerly of Alabama, tweeted, "Nick Saban is absolutely unbelievable. #thebest #soproud."

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