Jefferson's LSU career ends in struggle

Jefferson's LSU career ends in struggle

Published Jan. 10, 2012 12:02 a.m. ET

One more victory in the final game of his career could have made Jordan Jefferson the toast of Baton Rouge.

Instead, he heard boos in a bitter ending to what he'd hoped would be a story of personal vindication after an early season defined by trouble with the law and a four-game suspension.

His most memorable play was an unfathomable interception in a 21-0 loss to Alabama (12-1) in Monday night's BCS title game, the Tigers' first blanking since the Tide did it to them in 2002.

LSU (13-1) managed only five first downs and was outgained 384-92. LSU's running game, which normally includes Jefferson's option runs, managed 39 yards.