Back in 2019, two SEC Football teams in No. 2 LSU and No. 3 Alabama faced off in what was dubbed the Second Game of the Century. In a game filled with NFL talent all over the field, and with stakes as high as can be, the nation was glued to their seats to watch the SEC on CBS broadcast at 3:30.
The game was reported to bring in a national household rating/share of 9.7/24, making it the highest rated regular season game in eight years and the highest rated game that year.
It was a wire to wire victory for the Tigers that ended an eight year losing streak and vaulted them into the top ranking which they would end the season with.
Revisiting SEC Football’s “Second Game of the Century” – 2019 No. 2 LSU vs No. 3 Alabama
The last time LSU had beaten the Crimson Tide was in their “first” Game of the Century back in 2011. Since then it had been all Bama beginning with their rematch in the 2011 BCS National Championship game where the Tigers were blown off the field 21-0.
But this game was different; in fact, the last five drives, excluding LSU running out the clock, were all touchdowns. That explosion of offense, which had been foreign to this rivalry’s history, helped the Tigers win 46-41, as they went on to win the National Championship.
And the amount of NFL talent in college uniforms on November 9, 2019 in Tuscaloosa truly made this game a special treat for the viewers.