BATON ROUGE, LA - The No. 5 Alabama football team lost for only the second time in its past 23 games, dropping a 24-21 decision on the road to No. 12 LSU on Saturday at Tiger Stadium.
Crimson Tide senior quarterback Greg McElroy finished the game 21-of-34 for 223 yards and two touchdowns while junior Mark Ingram ran the ball 21 times for 97 yards and a touchdown. Junior wide receiver Julio Jones also hauled in 10 catches for 89 yards.
LSU scored on its first three possessions of the fourth quarter to seize a 24-14 lead before a 9-yard McElroy to Jones touchdown cut it to 24-21 at the 3:23 mark of the fourth quarter.
The Crimson Tide had allowed only 10 points in the fourth quarter all season before allowing 14 versus the Tigers.