Photos: LSU-Bama: A look back

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  • Advocate staff photo by Travis Spradling. Photo shot on 11/6/2010 Slug: lsuBAMA Trax # 00023679a LSU head coach Les Miles and team come onto the field for the first half of the game Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010 in Baton Rouge, La. between LSU and Alabama.

  • LSU coach Les Miles is highlighted by the sun while pacing the sidelines during first half action Saturday Nov. 12, 2005 in Tuscaloosa, AL.

  • As Bama's Wallace Gilberry (92) applies pressure, LSU QB JaMarcus Russell (4) scrambles while attempting to set up for the pass play during first half action Saturday Nov. 12, 2005 in Tuscaloosa, AL. LSU defeated Alabama in OT 16-13.

  • LSU players (L-R) Craig Steltz (16), Early Doucet (9), Jeffrey Jack (32) and Ronnie Prude (8) along with coach Les Miles watch the proceedings on a defensive hold called against LSU during a punt during second half action and overtime Saturday Nov. 12, 2005 in Tuscaloosa, AL. LSU defeated Alabama 16-13 in OT.

  • LSU QB JaMarcus Russell (4) lets the ball fly even while being hit by Bama's Terrence Jones (55) during second half action and overtime Saturday Nov. 12, 2005 in Tuscaloosa, AL.

  • LSU players converge on teammate Dwayne Bowe (80) after he caught the game winning touchdown in overtime Saturday Nov. 12, 2005 in Tuscaloosa, AL. LSU beat Bama 16-13.

  • LSU's JaMarcus Russell (2) looks for a receiver downfield but runs for 5-yards in their game with Alabama during first half action in Tiger Stadium.

  • LSU's Glenn Dorsey (72), left, gets a piece of the ball on Alabama's field goal attempt that was no good during first half action in Tiger Stadium.

  • LSU's Jonathan Zenon (19) breaks up the pass play to Alabama's D. J. Hall (22) during first half action in Tiger Stadium.

  • As LSU head coach Les Miles watches from the sidelines, right, LSU's Jacob Hester (18) runs for 20-yard and a first down as Alabama's Terrence Jones (55) tries to close the gap during 4th quarter action in Tiger Stadium.

  • LSU quarterback Matt Flynn drives down field during 1st half action against Alabama at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa Saturday.

  • LSU's Brandon LaFell (1) pulls in a pass for good yardage as Alabama's Ali Sharrief (26) defends during second half action at Bryant-Denny Stadium Saturday Nov. 3, 2007, in Tuscaloosa, AL.

  • LSU head coach Les Miles gets up in the middle of his troops while talking to them during a time out in their game with Alabama during second half action at Bryant-Denny Stadium Saturday Nov. 3, 2007, in Tuscaloosa, AL.

  • Matt Flynn (15) rolls out before finding Brandon lafell on this play in the drive that tied the score 24-24 with a TD pass to Early Doucet, in second half action Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007 in Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in LSU's 41-34 victory. Center Brett Helms is (74).

  • With the go ahead score on the scoreboard, LSU's Josh Dworaczyk (68) and Ciron Black (70) gets excited and start the celebration in the closing seconds of their win over Alabama during second half action at Bryant-Denny Stadium Saturday Nov. 3, 2007, in Tuscaloosa, AL.

  • LSU's Jacob Hester (18) dives over the pile for the winning score after the Bama QB fumble as Alabama's Prince Hall (21) attempts to make the stop during second half action at Bryant-Denny Stadium Saturday Nov. 3, 2007, in Tuscaloosa, AL. LSU won 41-34.

  • The cheerleaders go through the fireworks smoke after running out in front of the team prior to the first half Nov. 8, 2008, in Baton Rouge, La.

  • LSU quarterback Jarrett Lee (12) sets up behind good pass blocking, in Saturday's matchup between Louisiana State University and the University of Alabama at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, LA.

  • Alabama wide receiver Earl Alexander (82) fumbles the ball through the end zone after being hit by LSU safety Chad Jones (3) in the first half Nov. 8, 2008, in Baton Rouge, La.. LSU got the ball as a result of the touchback.

  • LSU wide receiver Demetrius Byrd (2) and LSU wide receiver Brandon LaFell (1) celebrate after Byrd made a 31-yard touchdown catch in the first half Nov. 8, 2008, in Baton Rouge, La..

  • LSU wide receiver Brandon LaFell (1) is upended by Alabama defensive back Rashad Johnson (49) after picking up 24-yards and a first down late in the second half Nov. 8, 2008, in Baton Rouge, La.. Bama won in overtime 27-21.

  • Alabama quarterback John Parker Wilson (14) burrows under the pile (just right of Favorite (99) on ground) with the ball to score the OT touchdown in the second half Nov. 8, 2008, in Baton Rouge, La.. Alabama tight end Nick Walker (88) signals touchdown. Bama won in overtime 27-21.

  • LSU players run off the field at the end of pregame warmups prior to the first half in LSU's game against Alabama, Saturday Nov. 7, 2009, at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

  • LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson (9) runs the ball during the first half in LSU's game against Alabama, Saturday Nov. 7, 2009, at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

  • LSU wide receiver Terrance Toliver (80) had eyes for this first half pass, but it was just beyond his reach, as it's defended by Alabama linebacker Cory Reamer (13) in Louisiana State University's game against University of Alabama, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009 in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

  • LSU linebacker Harry Coleman (24) and LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson (7) knock Alabama running back Mark Ingram (22) down at the end of a run in the first half of Louisiana State University's game against University of Alabama, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009 in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

  • LSU wide receiver Brandon LaFell (1) celebrates in the end zone with LSU tight end Deangelo Peterson (19) who scored on the pass play during the first half in LSU's game against Alabama, Saturday Nov. 7, 2009, at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

  • Alabama linebacker Cory Reamer (13) and Alabama linebacker Rolando McClain (25) chase LSU running back Charles Scott (32) in the second half of Louisiana State University's game against University of Alabama, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009 in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

  • LSU head coach Les Miles and team come onto the field for the first half of the game Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010 in Baton Rouge, between LSU and Alabama.

  • LSU safety Brandon Taylor (15) and LSU safety Karnell Hatcher (37) sandwich Alabama running back Trent Richardson (3) causing him to fumble the ball during the first half Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, La..

  • LSU wide receiver Russell Shepard (10) runs for a big gain as Alabama linebacker Chavis Williams (55) and Alabama defensive back DeMarcus Milliner (28) give chase during the second half Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, La.

  • LSU defensive back Tyrann Mathieu (14) and LSU safety Karnell Hatcher (37) converge on Alabama running back Mark Ingram (22) in the second half of the game Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010 in Baton Rouge, La. between LSU and Alabama.

  • LSU defensive back Tharold Simon (26), LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson (7) and LSU linebacker Kelvin Sheppard (11) go after the hail mary with seconds left in the second half Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, La.

  • LSU place kicker Josh Jasper (30) kicks and LSU 's Derek Helton (38) holds, on a fourth quarter field goal which proved the winning points in LSU's 24-21 win Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010 in Baton Rouge.