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Two point conversion gives LSU, Brian Kelly win over Bama

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

LSU Tigers head coach Brian Kelly knows what it is like to lose to the Alabama Crimson Tide. But with a gutsy call, he was able to be the Victor in their latest meeting.

The No. 15 LSU Tigers defeated the No. 6 Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday. The Tigers won 32-31 in overtime at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Mason Taylor makes a touchdown reception against Alabama (Photo by the LSU Tigers Football/Instagram)

Alabama had their two-game win streak over the Tigers snapped. This was LSU’s first win in the series since a 46-41 win on November 9th, 2019 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

LSU has now won their 26th game in the series against their Southeastern Conference rival. However, Alabama leads the all-time series 55-26-5.

This was a devastating loss for the Crimson Tide. They suffered their second loss on the season, as they fell to 7-2.

The reason why this loss stings is because no two-loss team has made the College Football Playoff. In January, the Crimson Tide was defeated in the College Football Playoff National Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

Kelly picked up his first win over Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban. Previously, he was 0-2. Both losses came while he was the Notre Dame Fighting Irish head coach.

Both losses came in the postseason. One loss came in the Rose Bowl Game. The other loss came in the BCS National Championship Game.

He had one play with the game on the line to get the win. And the play worked out.

Tigers quarterback Jayden Daniels went 22 of 32 for 182 yards. He had two touchdown passes.

Daniels also led the backs with 18 carries for 95 yards and a touchdown. Rayshon Boutte had seven receptions for 51 yards.

Crimson Tide quarterback Bryce Young went 25 of 51 for 378 yards. He had one touchdown pass and one interception.

Jahmyr Gibbs had 15 carries for 99 yards. Ja’Corey Brooks had seven receptions for 97 yards and a touchdown.

Alabama struck first in overtime. Roydell Williams scored a one-yard touchdown.

On the following possession, Daniels scored a 25-yard rushing touchdown. This put the Tigers down six points.

Instead of potentially tying the game with a Damian Ramos extra point, Kelly rolled the dice. The coaching staff went for the two-point conversion and Daniels hit Mason Taylor for the game-winning play.

Alabama outscored LSU 18-17 in the final two quarters in regulation. Williams scored on a two yard rushing touchdown.

Young hit Brooks for a 41 yard touchdown reception. Following the Williams and Brooks touchdowns, the Crimson Tide failed to convert two two-point conversion plays.

Alabama kicker Will Reichard made two field goals. He first made a 38-yard field goal.

He also made a 46-yard field goal.

Tigers’ Josh Williams scored on a two yard rushing touchdown. Daniels also hit Taylor for a seven-yard touchdown reception.

Ramos also made a 32 yard field goal.

LSU led 7-6 at halftime. Daniels hit John Emery for a 30-yard touchdown reception.

Alabama had two field goals in the first half. Reichard made a 29-yard field goal.

He also made a 36-yard field goal.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 12 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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