Photos: LSU loses to Bama, 1st half

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAULuke Langlinais, 2, rides through the pre-game crowds on his father Brandon Langlinais' shoulders before the LSU-Alabama game. Brandon Langlinais, an LSU alumnus, traveled from Virginia with his son for the game.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- LSU's band will march in Dublin, Ireland, next year.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Wilfred Guidry, left, and his brother Don Guidry show off their spirit before the game.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Baylee Burges,11, from left, Madison Vizinat, 13 (back), and Kaitlyn Foster, 12, watch goings on outside the stadium before the game.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU head coach Les Miles, left, greets fans waiting at the top of "Victory Hill" before the game.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Trey Lunn throws the giant football before the game.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Through the adoring fans, Mike the Tiger live mascot is brought to the field.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Mike the Tiger mascot sports his "Darth Mike" rendition before the game.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Fans react to the Golden Band from Tigerland starting to play the LSU Fight Song before the game.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLINGLSU students who are members of the 'Painted Posse,' including, left to right, Hayden Rodrigue, 18, of Orlando, Fla.; Jake Young, 20, of Grand Cane; Joey LeBlanc, 20, of Baton Rouge; and John Versnel, 19, (behind LeBlanc) of Cypress, Texas, participate in a group cheer before the Alabama-LSU game Saturday in Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAUFans cheers as Alabama kicks off to LSU to start the game Saturday night in Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (3) lets a pass slip through his fingers while under pressure from Alabama defensive back Deion Belue (13) during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAULSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger moves back for a hand off as offensive lineman Josh Dworaczyk blocks during the Tigers' 21-17 loss to Alabama on Saturday night. Mettenberger and Dworaczyk say LSU still has a lot to play for despite the loss..

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- LSU fullback J.C. Copeland (44) reels in a complete pass from LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) while under pressure from Alabama linebacker Nico Johnson (35) during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) is sacked by Alabama defensive back Dee Milliner (28) during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLINGLSU wide receiver Russell Shepard breaks free for a first down as he stiffarms Alabama defensive back Ha Ha Clinton-Dix in the first half of last week's game at Tiger Stadium. Shepard, a senior, has six catches and 11 carries this season.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU's Brad Wing (38) holds, as LSU place kicker Drew Alleman (30) kicks a good field goal in the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU linebacker Kevin Minter (46) grabs Alabama running back Eddie Lacy (42) on a run, as teammates LSU linebacker Lamin Barrow (57) and LSU defensive end Sam Montgomery (99) move in, in the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- From left to right, Richard Thompson, Lolo Jones and Ryan Theriot embrace, next to Theriot's family, after they were recognized in front of the Tiger Stadium crowd.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- LSU running back Spencer Ware (11) runs the ball past Alabama defensive back Nick Perry (27) during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU linebacker Deion Jones (45) causes a fumble of the punt by Alabama wide receiver Cyrus Jones (8) in the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- LSU defensive end Sam Montgomery (99) celebrates after sacking Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron (10), bottom left, during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU safety Jerqwinick Sandolph (39) receivers a fumbled Alabama punt, as Alabama defensive lineman Jeoffrey Pagan (8) dives for it, in the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU long snapper Reid Ferguson (50) celebrates LSU fumble recovery of a punt received by Alabama, in the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- LSU running back Spencer Ware (11) is chased down by Alabama linebacker Nico Johnson (35), left, and Alabama defensive back Nick Perry (27), right, during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU running back Jeremy Hill (33) runs in the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Alabama kicker Jeremy Shelley (5) kicks a successful extra point past the outstretched arm of LSU wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) after Alabama's second touchdown near the end of the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING Alabama tight end Kelly Johnson (31) is upended by LSU safety Ronald Martin (26) after a reception, as cornerback Jalen Mills moves in during the first half of Saturday's game.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- LSU head coach Les Miles, center in purple, leads his team's charge onto the field Saturday before the first half of an SEC football game against Alabama at Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Alabama head coach Nick Saban, top right, leads his team's charge onto the field before the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Lolo Jones and Spike Lee chat before the game.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Alabama head coach Nick Saban, left, and LSU head coach Les Miles chat at midfield before the game.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIGLSU players get pumped up before the game.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIGLSU runs onto the field before the Alabama game Saturday night in Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU safety Craig Loston (6) stops Alabama wide receiver Christion Jones (22) during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU long snapper Reid Ferguson (50), Alabama linebacker Tyler Hayes (36) and LSU safety Jerqwinick Sandolph (39) chase after a fumbled punt during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (3) pulls in a pass in front of Alabama defensive back Dee Milliner (28) during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIGLSU safety Eric Reid makes the stop on Alabama wide receiver Christion Jones during the first half of Alabama's 21-17 win on Nov. 3 in Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Alabama tight end Kelly Johnson (31) is upended by LSU safety Ronald Martin (26) on the stop during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Alabama running back Eddie Lacy (42) scores Bama's first touchdown as LSU safety Ronald Martin (26) attempts to make the stop during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU defensive end Sam Montgomery (99) sacks Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron (10) for a loss during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU place kicker Drew Alleman (30) watches his second field goal attempt go astray during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- LSU tight end Chase Clement (88) returns the ball on a kickoff near the end of the first half.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU running back Jeremy Hill (33) runs for a first down during the first half.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU defensive end Sam Montgomery sacks Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron for a loss during the first half Saturday Nov. 3, 2012, in Baton Rouge.

  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Fans cheers as Alabama kicks off in LSU's Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU place-kicker Drew Alleman watches his field goal go through the uprights against Alabama on Nov. 3, 2012.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Lolo Jones and Spike Lee chat prior to the first half of an SEC football game. Photo shot on Saturday Nov. 3, 2012, in Baton Rouge, La.. MAGS OUT / INTERNET OUT / ONLINE OUT / NO SALES / TV OUT / FOREIGN OUT / LOUISIANA BUSINESS INC. OUT / GREATER BATON ROUGE BUSINESS REPORT OUT / 225 OUT / 10/12 OUT / IN REGISTER OUT / LBI CUSTOM PUBLICATIONS OUT / MANDATORY CREDIT : THE ADVOCATE/BILL FEIG /

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Lolo Jones and Spike Lee chat prior to the first half of an SEC football game. Photo shot on Saturday Nov. 3, 2012, in Baton Rouge, La.. MAGS OUT / INTERNET OUT / ONLINE OUT / NO SALES / TV OUT / FOREIGN OUT / LOUISIANA BUSINESS INC. OUT / GREATER BATON ROUGE BUSINESS REPORT OUT / 225 OUT / 10/12 OUT / IN REGISTER OUT / LBI CUSTOM PUBLICATIONS OUT / MANDATORY CREDIT : THE ADVOCATE/BILL FEIG /

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU running back Jeremy Hill runs for a first down as Alabama defensive back Deion Belue gives chase in last year's meeting between the SEC rivals. The Tigers moved up to No. 10 in the Associated Press poll Sunday, setting up another top-10 matchup with the No. 1 Crimson Tide.