LSU turns back Alabama, looks to Western Kentucky

Michael Tortorich
The Nov. 10 Tigers Roar page

A pair of local players had key roles in a game dubbed by some as the “Game of the Century.”

Formerly teammates at Dutchtown High School, LSU safety Eric Reid and Alabama running back Eddie Lacy found themselves on opposing team Saturday when the top-ranked Tigers met the No. 2 Crimson Tide.

LSU took a 9-6 win in overtime when kicker Drew Alleman connected on a 25-yard field goal. The game-winning points came after the Tigers’ defense held the Tide on the first series of the extra period. Cade Foster missed a 52-yard field goal try.

Reid, a Geismar native, finished with six tackles in the game, including stops where Lacy carried.

A sophomore, Reid earned SEC Defensive Player of the Week honors for his performance. He had a tackle for a six-yard loss and a pivotal interception at the LSU?1-yard line where he wrestled the ball away on a potential reception. His teammate, defensive end Sam Montgomery, also garnered SEC recognition for the week as he tallied six tackles and two sacks.

LSU’s defense held Alabama to season lows in points, total yards and rushing yards. The six points were the fewest for the Tide in head coach Nick Saban’s tenure.

LSU takes a perfect record (9-0, 6-0 SEC) into a non-conference game Nov. 12 hosting Western Kentucky. The remainder of the regular season schedule consists of a road game at Ole Miss and the finale against Arkansas in Tiger Stadium.

LSU’s game at Ole Miss on Nov. 19 in Oxford will kickoff at 6 p.m. ESPN?will broadcast the game.