Yeldon TD leads No. 1 Alabama past LSU 21-17

Yeldon TD leads No. 1 Alabama past LSU 21-17
November 3, 2012, 11:57 pm
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Alabama offensive lineman Barrett Jones (75) and quarterback AJ McCarron (10) react after a touchdown was scored during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Mississippi State at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) T.J. Yeldon took a swing pass from A.J. McCarron and went 28 yards for a touchdown with 51 seconds remaining, giving top-ranked Alabama a stunning 21-17 victory over No. 5 LSU on a raucous Saturday night in Death Valley.

The Crimson Tide (9-0, 6-0 Southeastern Conference) showed it could come from behind after Zach Mettenberger rallied the Tigers (7-2, 3-2) from a 14-3 halftime deficit.

LSU had a chance to put the game away in the closing minutes, driving into Alabama territory and forcing the Tide to use its timeouts. But Drew Alleman missed a field goal, and McCarron took over. He completed three straight passes before reading an LSU blitz, flipping a pass to Yeldon. The freshman broke one tackle and faked out another defender for the winning TD.