We return to action in Baton Rouge with the Trent Richardson show. The sophomore phenom gets off a 22-yard run down to LSU's 1-yard line, is stuffed twice at the goal line, and finally catches a quick pass from Greg McElroy for the game's first touchdown.
It will be the only score of the quarter, and it knocks Trent Richardson down with a knee contusion in the process, but he can be seen in the sidelines riding the stationary bike and is expected to return to action.
Jordan Jefferson can't get good running room, and the Tigers punt. Mark Ingram can't get good running room, and the Tide punt. Two more three-and-outs, one featuring a harangue of Jarrett Lee's lack of quarterbacking prowess by a huffy Gary Danielson in the booth. Nobody's making anything happen on special teams. A thoroughly soporific half of football draws to a close, with Alabama leading LSU, 7-3.