NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Jeremy Shelley kicked five field goals and
Trent Richardson broke a 34-yard touchdown run late in the fourth
quarter as No. 2 Alabama beat No. 1 LSU 21-0 on Monday night - the
first shutout in BCS title game history.
Richardson swept around left end and raced down the sideline to
the end zone with 4:36 left for the first touchdown between the
Southeastern Conference rivals in more than 115 minutes of play and
one overtime period.
Alabama had put it away before that as Shelley kicked field
goals of 23, 34, 41, 35 and 44 yards in the first three quarters to
make it 15-0, matching an all-bowl record. He also missed two field
goals and an extra-point attempt.
But this time the missed kicks didn't matter to the Tide.
The Tigers and Tide met on Nov. 5 in what was dubbed the Game of
the Century, and the Tigers won a touchdown-less, defensive
standoff, 9-6 in overtime. Alabama went 2 for 6 on field goals in
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