Tide Hoping LSU Takes More Gambles

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Like most people who have paid attention to No. 3 LSU lately, Alabama linebacker Darren Mustin knows what the Tigers have been doing in tight situations.

They go for it, Mustin said.

No. 17 Alabama's players have seen the replay of Matt Flynn's winning touchdown pass to Demetrius Byrd with 1 second left to beat Auburn two weeks ago when a field goal would have won it.

Chances are, they've heard about Les Miles' 5-for-5 fourth down performance against Florida, too.

Tide defenders actually seem excited about facing that kind of go-for-broke style in Saturday's game.

Safety Rashad Johnson said he hopes LSU goes for it against the Tide because that's what they practice for -- the long ball drill. Johnson said it's the --quote-- "most intercepted ball in football" and he hope LSU gives it a try Saturday night.

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