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abellsujr
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“Revisiting the epic 2019 LSU vs. Alabama game featuring Joe Burrow, Tua Tagovailoa and…

an absurd collection of NFL players”
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Cincinnati's Joe Burrow and Miami's Tua Tagovailoa will meet head-to-head in the NFL for the first time on Thursday Night Football.

Unless, of course, you count that legendary college football matchup between No. 1 LSU and No. 2 Alabama, which the Tigers won 46-41 on Nov. 9, 2019.

That was basically a NFL game, too, when you consider the collection of pro talent that day on the field at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Consider these staggering facts:

-A total of 55 players who were on the LSU and Alabama roster for that game were selected in the NFL Draft from 2020-22.

-A total of 37 of the 44 starters on offense and defense were drafted.

-There were 18 first-round picks between the two teams.

-The starting quarterbacks, running backs and receivers from both teams were all taken within the first two rounds of the NFL Draft.
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Insane!


TFS4E
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Those numbers are insane


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BleedPnG
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And Bama never possessed the ball on offense while they were within 1 score!

That was BAD team!

Geaux Tigers!


WaterLink
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I asked on the SEC Rant during the offseason if this game was the most loaded matchups in a college game ever. A lot of people said 2011 LSU/Bama had more draft picks, but the 2022 draft hadn't happened yet so by now it may have taken the top spot.

But even if 2011 had more draft picks between LSU and Bama I don't think it produced more 1st rounders or as many starters/immediate stars as 2019. I go back and watch 2019 and just about every name called is a household NFL name now. It's wild


TNTigerman
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2011 still greatest game ever. And not a touchdown was scored.


cas4t
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2011 still greatest game ever.




Please show your work


Penrod
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And Bama never possessed the ball on offense while they were within 1 score!

In the second half.

Florida was the only team in those 15 games who actually possessed the ball, ONCE (early in the second half), with a chance to tie or win in the second half.
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ThisWayChad
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-A total of 37 of the 44 starters on offense and defense were drafted.


And Thad Moss, a huge contributor to the LSU O, was one of the 7 that was not drafted


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Purple Spoon
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I’ll take the 2019 game over the 2011 game.

Even though we won it was hard to watch the offensive ineptitude of that coaching staff.


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ProjectP2294
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Florida was the only team in those 15 games who actually possessed the ball, ONCE (early in the second half), with a chance to tie or win in the second half.


And if Dan Mullen doesn't keep putting the back up QB in for unknown reasons, they would have had a real shot to beat us.


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lsudave1
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Ward, Baskerville and Jaray Jenkins should bring our total up to 33 at least drafted off the 2019 team. Absolutely absurd.


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themunch
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Why it means more in the SEC


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Bring Da Wood
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They were both great games but people forget that in 2011 the defenses were the strength of both teams. Times were changing in CFB but those defenses were bad ass. Unless you were a defensive player it was probably a difficult game to watch and truly appreciate. I’m not sure I could pick one over the other but I was at the 2011 game and we broke the gumps hearts that night.


Sailin Tiger
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we broke the gumps hearts that night.


Verne after the fg in OT "L.S.U remains undefeated" will forever be seared in my brain as a top moment watching LSU football.


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geauxtigers810
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Auburn??


Keltic Tiger
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What I especially loved about that game, other than the obvious, the win, was that in the 4th quarter, LSU twice drove the length of the field, 70+ yards, and scored to keep control of the game. And then that last clock-killing, short drive after the failed onside kick, CEH pile driving right up the middle for the game ending kneeling. With Burrow immediately turning & giving the game ball to him.


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White Tiger
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Unreal. Geaux JB9.


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klrstix
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Please show your work




IMO..

2011 Bama and LSU had Monster defenses with pedestrian offenses..

2019 Bama and LSU had Monster offenses with above average defenses..



Penrod
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IMO.. 2011 Bama and LSU had Monster defenses with pedestrian offenses.. 2019 Bama and LSU had Monster offenses with above average defenses..

No team in college football could even stay on the field with either of those 2011 teams. You can’t say that about 2019. Although LSU handled everyone in 2019, there were some moderately close games, and Bama lost another game in 2019.


atltiger6487
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2011 still greatest game ever. And not a touchdown was scored.
great win for us, but a crappy game. No offense (neither team had even 300 yards) and 4 missed FGs from Bama kept us in it.

The win was terrific, but the game itself was a snoozer.


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