The nation's No. 1 safety, Landon Collins, committed to Bama. But his mom wanted him to stay home and play for LSU. Christopher Schultz followed the aftermath for ESPN The Magazine.
In a showdown between the two best teams in the game, between two defenses that refused to yield, LSU exploited its edge in the kicking game to eke out a victory.
LSU has postponed its football game against Troy after Hurricane Gustav rolled through Louisiana this week.
It's the SEC vs. the Pac-10. Arizona State players say LSU will provide plenty of motivation Saturday.
The Gators have handed the ball to QB Chris Leak, but is the freshman ready?