NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jeremy Shelley redeemed Alabama's kickers.
Shelley overcame a few errant kicks to equal a bowl record with five field goals in the Crimson Tide's 21-0 win over LSU in Monday night's BCS championship game.
It meant Alabama (12-1) survived this time though its offense, again, kept getting turned back. Cade Foster missed three field goals in the first game against LSU on Nov. 5 and Shelley had one blocked in the 9-6 defeat.
The Tide was left to wonder if those errant kicks would keep the team from the title game.
Shelley topped his previous season-high of 37 yards twice in the finale.
A blocked and missed field goal and a botched extra point turned into mere footnotes for Shelley this time, instead of an agonizing legacy.