TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- It was another hard fought win for Alabama over LSU as the top-ranked Crimson Tide dispatched the Tigers, 38-17 in Tuscaloosa.
During the course of the action, a few players stood out as worthy of a coveted helmet sticker.
RB T.J. Yeldon: It was easy to overlook T.J. Yeldon entering Saturday's showdown between Alabama and LSU. So much of the focus was on the quarterbacks, the receivers and the defenses. But Yeldon, Alabama's steady sophomore, carried the offense to victory with 133 yards and two touchdowns on the ground. When Alabama wanted to pull away in the second half, it simply handed the ball off to Yeldon and let him do the rest.
LB C.J. Mosley: Forget his two dropped interceptions. It's not C.J. Mosley's job to catch the football. His biggest responsibility is to lead the defense at middle linebacker, and he did just that against LSU, helping a struggling unit limit the Tigers to just three second-half points. Mosley, Alabama's All-American and Butkus Award candidate, once again led the team with 12 tackles. The next closest was Trey DePriest with six.
QB AJ McCarron: He didn't have the Heisman Trophy type of performance many were looking for, but AJ McCarron doesn't get caught up in that stuff anyway. He was sharp against LSU and didn't turn the football over. You can call that the definition of a game manager, but you have to respect his 179 yards and three touchdowns. Not only that, McCarron became the school's leader in passing yards Saturday night, passing John Parker Wilson for No. 1 all-time.