The Alabama-LSU rivalry has been a back and forth since the turn of the century.

Both teams have accounted for 41% of the national championships since 2000. LSU has won three national championships, led by three different coaches including Nick Saban, Les Miles, and Ed Orgeron. Since arriving in Tuscaloosa, Saban has won six additional national championships for Alabama.

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The rivalry has seen both rivals go on winning streaks. LSU won seven of eight from 2000 to 2007, while Alabama has won 10 of the last 11 meetings between the two teams.

Alabama has dominated the series with an all time record of 55-26-5. Alabama holds a 35-18-1 record since 1969, with an outstanding 21-5-1 record at Tiger Stadium.


No other team has played so poorly at home against Alabama, but so well on the road. From 1971 to 1998, LSU was winless at home, with their best result being a 14-14 tie in 1985.

Ironically, the LSU team in 2000 that broke the streak was headed by then first-year head coach Nick Saban, who produced two of the only five home wins since 1969.

Nick Saban, LSU
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Alabama hasn't lost in Death Valley since 2010, losing 24-21 to the Tigers. In 2012 and 2014, both AJ McCarron and Blake Sims led historic comebacks. In 2016 and 2018, the Alabama defense shut out the Tigers. DeVonta Smith stole the show in 2020, catching three touchdowns in a 55-17 Alabama win.

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