It took 10 weeks and a trip to face its recent nemesis to find out how top-ranked Alabama would react when pushed to the limit for 60 minutes.
It was far from pretty, but in the end, Nick Saban’s club used a touchdown in the last minute to pull off an improbable come-from-behind 21-17 victory over LSU.
Alabama’s win adds another chapter to what has become college football’s most relevant rivalry.
In many ways, LSU outplayed its rival at every single position.
But when it mattered most, every single unit on Alabama’s roster stepped up and delivered when it’s national title hopes were seemingly on life support.
Which segments and individuals fared on opposite ends of the spectrum against the Tigers?
Here are Alabama’s winners and losers from its victory over LSU.