Alabama Again Shuts Down LSU Offense In BCS National Championship Game

The LSU Tigers got back the ball early in the second quarter with a little bit of momentum thanks to a blocked field goal by Michael Brockers, but couldn't do anything with it. What do you do with momentum, anyway?

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The Alabama Crimson Tide again shut down the Tigers. Another penalty put LSU behind schedule right from the start -- Dont'a Hightower nearly followed it with a pick-six -- and on third-and-seven, Jordan Jefferson underthrew Spencer Ware out of the backfield. That was that. Ware appeared frustrated with the outcome of the play, and LSU fans are right there with him.

Once again, LSU has nothing on offense, largely due to timing issues. Brad Wing loosed an unreturnable punt, and, as expected, it's special teams that are keeping the Tigers in this game so far. Hard to believe it's only 3-0 in favor of Bama, looking at the yardage battle (115 to 36).

For more on the 2012 BCS National Championship Game, visit LSU blog And the Valley Shook, Alabama blog Roll Bama Roll and SEC blog Team Speed Kills.

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