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Watch: Alabama-LSU Sideline Shoving Match Results In 4 Unsportsmanlike Conduct Penalties

Alabama and LSU players fight on the field.

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Tonight's Alabama-LSU game got very feisty in the third quarter. A sideline fracas resulted in four different penalties for unsportsmanlike conduct.

Alabama defensive lineman Da'Ron Payne and LSU's Colin Jeter got tangled up in a tackle attempt that went out of bounds. It eventually devolved into a large-scale shoving match between Crimson Tide and Tiger players that fell short of becoming a brawl, but did earn the two teams a combined four unsportsmanlike conduct penalties.

Fans on Twitter are not happy with the result at all. Three of the penalties were on Alabama, to one for LSU, but the penalties still completely offset.

Early in the fourth quarter, we just got our first score in this defensive slugfest: a 21-yard Jalen Hurts touchdown run. The game is pretty reminiscent of the awesome 2011 battle between these two SEC West rivals, which LSU won 6-3. Of course, Alabama got its revenge in the national championship later in the year, dominating the Tigers 21-0.

There is still plenty of time, of course, although the Tigers offense has had little luck against Alabama excellent defense. A win would be massive for interim head coach Ed Orgeron, as he tries to lock up the full time job at LSU.

Alabama leads 7-0 with 13:08 to play.