Alabama vs.LSU

  Date: 9/30/1944  
  Score: 27-27  
  Alabama vs. LSU After a 14 year stint between games the Crimson Tide and the LSU Tigers finally played eachother again this time in Baton Rouge and after a hotly contested game filled with twists and turns the game ended in a 27-27 tie. The game started bad for Alabama when LSU scored on its first possession but they game back strong. Lowell Tew was the benefactor of a Tiger fumble deep in its own zone when after 3 plays ran in an easy 3 yard touchdown to tie the game. After another Tiger touchdown it was Tew again who brought the Tide back into it as he ran around end for an 18 yard score. Alabama then took its first lead of the game when Harry Gilmer faked a pass and kept it himself for 23 yards to put Alabama on top at halftime. After the Tigers tied it up again in the third Harry Gilmer struck back. He ran the kickoff back 95 yards to go back on top. Hugh Morrow missed the extra point so the score was 27-21. In the fourth quarter LSU stormed back scoring its 4th touchdown of the game but they too missed the extra point. The final play of the game saw LSU making a pass into the endzone but it sailed over the recievers hands and the game was over. The 1944 squad finished the season 5-2-2 and with an apperance in the Sugar Bowl for Coach Thomas.