beat Alabama at Alabama's game. They have the best players recruited every year for that style. Those that don't cut it are kicked off the team and replaced with oversigned players. The way to even the playing field is to run up tempo to wear down their studs. Why do you think Saban hates the up tempo and thinks rules need to be in place to slow it down? He knows it is the only style that has any chance to stop his machine.
LSU did a poor job managing the game by letting guys get that worn down. They had injuries, but they recruit in the sec so their two deep should be able to give them quality time on the field. The problem was their offense is so abhorrent even by sec standards. The only reason scu beat us this year was they hung onto the ball without actually scoring.