"You can talk and say whatever you want, but at the end of the day, you have to play on the field, you know?" —Eddie Lacy (h/t thetowntalk.com)
Alabama certainly played on the field against LSU in Week 10, but it wasn't pretty. Of course, there's no such thing as an ugly win. Wins are all pretty. They line up neatly and leave the loss column filled with zeros.
Alabama took down the Tigers via two half-ending drives that both were less than a minute from start to touchdown. The final score doesn't accurately reflect what happened on the field though. just like last year's meeting, the team that executed better overall did not walk away with the win.
The team that executed all the way to the end zone better was the one that won. While Alabama played well below its ability, it only reinforced to all Tide fans that this is definitely the best team in the nation.
To put this into perspective, LSU is now 36-2 at night in Death Valley with Les Miles at the helm. The last team to do what Alabama just did was Florida in 2009 with Tim Tebow and Urban Meyer wearing the Gators' blue and orange.
*Stats not from memory are from ESPN.com