LSU Vs. Alabama: Tyrann Mathieu Hit Costs Tigers 30 Crucial Yards

A penalty on Tyrann Mathieu cost the LSU Tigers 30 yards worth of field position late against the Alabama Crimson Tide, severely jeopardizing perhaps their last chance to break the 6-6 tie. During a kick return, Mathieu lashed Dre Kirkpatrick from behind with a clothesline, earning a 15-yard penalty that also nullified Odell Beckham's kick return.

Kirkpatrick was ruled out for the rest of the game with both a shoulder injury and dizziness.

For live Alabama-LSU score updates and conversation, head right here.

With just over three minutes to go, Jordan Jefferson ran the ball from LSU's 19 to the 38. Fun fact: that was LSU's second-biggest offensive play of the night. But no matter: Mark Barron silenced a Spencer Ware run, and Brad Wing took the field.

Wing stuck Alabama inside the 20. Two minutes remain.

For more on this game, visit Alabama blog Roll Bama RollLSU blog And The Valley Shook and SEC blog Team Speed Kills. And stay tuned to SB Nation's college football news hub.

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