Ever since playing Florida State, Alabama has been beat up, especially on defense. It lost linebackers Christian Miller and Terrell Hall for the season, while Rashaan Evans and Anfernee Jennings both missed some games. The 24-10 win over LSU had the same kind of feel.
For the second-straight year, Jalen Hurts powered No. 2 Alabama’s offense to a win over No. 19 LSU. The sophomore quarterback scored two touchdowns in the 24-10 victory to keep Alabama undefeated.
No. 1 Alabama defeated No. 19 LSU, 24-10, to pick up its seventh-straight win over the Tigers. Alabama last loss came on Nov. 9, 2011. Jalen Hurts led the way for the Crimson Tide, finishing with three touchdowns and 227 total yards.
Brought in at the end of last year by Head Coach Ed Orgeron to revive a dilapidated LSU offense, LSU offensive coordinator Matt Canada has implemented his flashy, yet conservative offensive approach in his first full season with the Tigers.
Punt returns became a problem for Alabama starting in its 41-9 win over Arkansas. Alabama built up a 21-0 lead over the Razorbacks in the first quarter before punt problems started.
To get more insight on LSU, we talked to Hannah Martin, the sports editor of The Daily Reveille. Here is what she had to say:
After having a small role in his first two seasons in Tuscaloosa, defensive back Hootie Jones has grown into a team leader for the Alabama defense.
Alabama head coach Nick Saban arrived at Alabama in 2007, just three years removed from coaching the Tigers. Since then, Alabama vs. LSU has been one of the nation’s biggest games, and that won’t change as long as Saban is at Alabama.