The Tigers of Louisiana State University are having an impressive season thus far. They have prevailed against every opponent they’ve faced. Prior to their much-anticipated matchup against Alabama, the Tigers were able to defeat three opponents that were ranked in the top 10 nationally.
The Tigers have been a force to be reckoned with this season, but Alabama has been hot on their trail. Alabama, who has beaten LSU eight years in a row, also came into this matchup undefeated.
The Tigers rolled into Bryant-Denny stadium with one thing on their mind: redemption.
On the opening drive of the game, Alabama had no problem marching down the field. It seemed as if the Tide were about to score as they reached the red zone, but quarterback Tua Tagovailoa fumbled on the eight-yard line.
LSU took full advantage of the turnover and proceeded to put together an impressive first drive of their own.
The Tigers, who arguably have one of the best offenses in the nation, wasted no time putting points on the board. Heisman favorite quarterback Joe Burrow was able to connect with wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase on a 33-yard touchdown reception.
After the Tigers forced Tagovailoa and his offense to go three and out, they were able to put three more points on the board to increase their lead to 10-0.
Although Alabama’s offense struggled in the first quarter, they were able to turn a punt into points after a 77-yard return by wide receiver Jaylen Waddle. This return put the Tide on the board for the first time, bringing the score to 10-7.
The Tigers found the end zone on the following drive with a one-yard touchdown run by running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire. After one quarter of play, LSU was up 16-7.
The Tigers ultimately went on to dominate the first half. They were able to force a turnover that chnaged the momentum of the game.
The Tigers went into halftime up 33-13 after scoring on three consecutive drives, gaining two touchdowns and one field goal.
Despite the Tide outscoring the Tigers 28-14 in the second half, the Tigers’ epic first-half performance proved to be enough to come out on top.
Joe Burrow finished with 393 passing yards and three touchdowns. This only helped his Heisman case this season.
Edwards-Helaire added 103 rushing yards and three touchdowns of his own.
The Tigers beat Alabama 46-41, ending the eight-year skid.