Bill Connelly, an ESPN staff writer, released an article that chronicled the top 60 college football games of the 2000s, in his opinion.
Six LSU games made the cut for the top 60, with the highest-ranked game coming in at No. 37, with what has been dubbed “The Shoe Game.” Thanks, Marco Wilson and Cade York.
The lowest on the list was the LSU at Alabama game in 2019, which was a slugfest that ended in a Tigers victory and kept the hopes of an undefeated season alive. We’ve got overtime games, barnburners, shoe-tosses, and blown coverages. I’ll let you decide whether you agree with the placement of these games on the list or not.
No. 60 – LSU 46, Alabama 41 (2019)
Joe Burrow LSU Tigers
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The road to the 2019 National Championship game ran through Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. In a matchup of two top-tier quarterbacks in the SEC, Joe Burrow and Tua Tagovailoa, the teams combined for 1,100 total yards and 34 points in the fourth quarter alone, but it wasn’t enough for the Tide to make a comeback in the end.
No. 59 – LSU 9, Alabama 6
Michael Ford LSU
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“The 2010s began and ended with a pair of LSU-Bama games that (a) featured impossible amounts of combined pro talent and (b) helped to send LSU to the national title game. They couldn’t have been more different in terms of game flow — the former featured 1,100 total yards and 34 points in the fourth quarter alone as Alabama attempted a furious, late comeback over Joe Burrow and the Tigers; the latter featured 534 total yards and a series of failed scoring chances, primarily from the host Tide. But they were both gripping games overloaded with star power.”
No. 55: Texas A&M 74, LSU 72 (7OT) (2018)
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“Part game, part endurance test. LSU’s Ed Orgeron was doused…