In a game where scoring is at a premium, it probably wasn't wise to call a play destined for failure while leaving three points on the field.
With LSU down 7-3 and facing fourth-and-12 at Alabama's 30-yard line, Tigers coach Les Miles called a fake field goal, and Alabama read it perfectly. The Crimson Tide stopped the play for a two-yard loss. LSU wouldn't score for the rest of the half, while Alabama scored another touchdown with seconds left in the second quarter to go ahead 14-3.
The Crimson Tide hasn't allowed a touchdown to the Tigers since 2010, when current Patriots running back Stevan Ridley scored from one yard out. The two teams have played 10 quarters of football since that score.
Watch LSU's failed fake field goal in the video below.