2012 BCS National Championship Game: Alabama Goes Three And Out, Misses Field Goal

Finally, a break for LSU in the 2012 BCS National Championship Game: not only did its defense hold against Alabama's offense despite terrible field position created by an incredibly bad decision by Jordan Jefferson, but Jeremy Shelley missed his second field goal of the night, leaving the score just 12-0 in Alabama's favor.

SI.com: Live LSU-Alabama box score

Alabama ran the ball on the first down of the drive, rare on this night, and got nothing on it, in keeping with LSU's defense playing well against the Crimson Tide running game. That led to a rare misfire from A.J. McCarron on third and long, and Shelley was forced to try a 41-yard field goal.

He pushed it wide right, and is now three-for-five on field goals on the night.

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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