I love this play and hate it all at the same time.
Because C.J. gets injured during the ensuing tackle by Jordan Jefferson.
The Tide's defense had been putting the whipping on the Tigers the entire game. Never before in BCS history had an offense been dominated in such a way. LSU only crossed the 50-yard line one time, twice if you count the retreat, and that was in the fourth quarter.
This heads-up play is due in part to the inability of Jordan Jefferson to understand Alabama's defense as well as his ineptness at knowing what to do and when to do it after a play breaks down.
This play broke the Tigers' proverbial back. Though the interception didn't lead to points, it flipped the field once again in the Tide's favor and furthermore put more pressure on LSU's defense.
A defense can only stay on the field for so long, even one as deep as LSU's defense.