This game was huge. CNBC's Darren Rovell reported this game brought $8 million in revenue to the city of Tuscaloosa. Regulation could not contain these two teams.
The final score of 9-6 may not have been what fans expected, but regardless the game featured hard-hitting action where boys became men and both coaches showed why they are among the elite in the nation.
LSU ultimately prevailed with their superior special teams and defense while battling through offensive struggles early that almost doomed the Bayou Bengals on the road.
Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of the game was the role of the LSU starters. As the old adage goes, expect the unexpected and Les Miles certainly did not expect some of his players to perform as they did. So, how did the starting 22 of LSU fare in the "Game of the Century?"