This Week’s Crimson Classic Game: McCarron To Yeldon
Are you missing Alabama football? Stuck in quarantine and bored of the same old shows and programs? Relive some of the biggest games in the Nick Saban era with Eli Gold and Tide 100.9.
Each week for the next six weeks, Tide 100.9 FM in partnership with Learfield IMG College will air classic Alabama games during the Saban era. The games will be aired on Saturdays and Sundays on Tide 100.9 FM, our web browser and the TIDE APP. The game this weekend will air on Saturday, May 9 and on Sunday, May 10 at noon.
The Tide began the 2012 season 8-0, looking to clinch Nick Saban's first back-to-back national championships and the first back-to-back run since 1978-79 under Bear Byrant.
Alabama would go into Death Valley and jump out to a 14-3 halftime lead. The LSU Tigers would then score 14 unanswered points to put the Tide down 17-14 with 1:34 on the clock.
Junior QB A.J. McCarron was 1-7 for 0 yards in the second half entering the final drive; with no timeouts McCarron went 4/5 for 72 yards and the go ahead touchdown in just 43 seconds of game action. McCarron completed three of those passes to Kevin Norwood and hit freshman T.J. Yeldon on 28-yard screen pass for the dagger.
McCarron was visibly emotional on the sidelines after completing the game-winning drive. Alabama's offense overcame going 1/9 on third down and only passing for 165 yards and losing two fumbles in the game to escape Death Valley with a victory.
The Tigers outgained the Tide by 100-yards and held the ball for 10 minutes longer but came up empty on two fourth down conversion attempts and only converted on 1/3 field goal attempts.
The victory would propel the Tide to its second title in a row and establish a win streak over LSU that would last eight consecutive contests.
Tune in this weekend at noon on both Saturday and Sunday to hear Eli Gold call this nail-bitter of a game. You can listen on Tide 100.9 FM or stream it anywhere, using the free TIDE1009APP.