Nov. 5, 2012
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The Alabama football team was recognized for its thrilling come-from-behind, last minute win against LSU by being named one of the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Teams of the Week. Crimson Tide sophomore linebacker Adrian Hubbard was also honored by being named the Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Week.
Alabama shared the honor with Oregon, who downed USC, 62-51. It marked the first time in the 11 seasons of the team of the week award that the honor has been split.
Tide quarterback AJ McCarron took the reins with 1:34 left in Baton Rouge and marched Alabama 72 yards for a game-winning score, culminating with a 28-yard touchdown pass to T.J. Yeldon, to lead the Tide to a 21-17 win over No. 5 LSU.
On the defensive end, Hubbard garnered attention for his career-best performance. The 6-6 linebacker tallied a career-high 12 tackles, including 2.5 for losses. Hubbard was instrumental on thwarting a LSU 4th-and-1 on the Alabama 24-yard line in the fourth quarter and was also in on a sack.
Alabama will now host SEC newcomer Texas A&M on Saturday, Nov. 10. The western division showdown will air on CBS with kickoff slated for 2:30 p.m.