Last year on Nov. 5, LSU and Alabama squared off in Tuscaloosa ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in a game that was billed as the "Game of the Century."
Thanks to four missed field goals by Alabama, LSU emerged victorious with a 9-6 overtime win in a defensive slugfest for the ages.
The Tigers ended up winning out, outscoring their final four opponents 177-39 and looking unstoppable in the process—ultimately defeating Georgia to claim the Southeastern Conference title and secure a spot in the national title game.
The Tide won out as well, finishing their season with a 42-14 drubbing of rival Auburn. Thanks to this and Iowa State's upset of then-No. 2 Oklahoma State, Bama earned a rematch with LSU for the national title.
This time, the Tide rolled LSU, allowing the Tiger offense to cross midfield just once in a dominant 21-0 shutout victory, leaving no doubt about which team was the best in the nation.
Fast forward ten months, and Alabama is still on top of the college football world.