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Alabama offense ready to score on LSU

Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron (WBRC photo) Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron (WBRC photo)
NEW ORLEANS (WBRC) -

Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron wants to see more than two field goals Monday against the LSU Tigers.

"Playing them the first time was a special experience for me, just the tradition between Alabama and LSU and the rivalry they've always had, but it wasn't that great of an experience coming out with a loss. As a team we felt like we kind of let it slip through our fingers and get away from us in the end."

McCarron and the rest of the Crimson Tide haven't forgetten their only loss this season, which came at the hands of the LSU Tigers in overtime.

"For me personally, I felt like I should have played the game with a little more emotion," McCarron said. "Every game you're not going to be perfect.  You just try to eliminate as many mistakes as you possibly can."

Running back and Heisman trophy finalist Trent Richardson said the opportunity for a rematch has generated a lot of motivation.

"This is the most motivated game that we have in the season, as far as being the championship and a rematch, because a lot of people voted us out, didn't want us in this ballgame," Richardson said. "But Monday night we're going to show them why we should have been in this ballgame and why that we shouldn't be voted number two."

McCarron said the loss has helped the offense grow.

"This team has grown since that game," McCarron said. "We don't want to let anything like this ever happen again and slip way from us.  And I feel like we've done a great job of proving that we belong here and that we should get a second chance at it."

The offense knows the key to winning will be putting more points on the board and a big night from Trent Richardson.

"It's no secret that he's our most valuable player on offense," Barrett Jones said of Richardson. "I think more than that, he really is just a great team player.  You think of Trent, he's a guy that I love blocking for just because of the way he approaches the game. I think it's going to be extremely important for us to get him going in this game, and as an offensive line we know that's our responsibility."

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