BATON ROUGE, La. – Sophomore backs Tua Tagovailo crossed 295 yard and two touchdowns and raced 44 yards for another score and Alabama defense suppressed LSU offense to power the No. 1 Crimson Tide with a 29-0 stoppage on No. 3 Tigers on Saturday night at Tiger Stadium.
Alabama (9-0, 6-0 in the SEC) LSU (7-2, 4-2) held a total offense of just 196 yards, including 12 yards. Alabama was the last team to block LSU and won ten times in the Tiger Stadium two years ago.
Alabama coach Nick Saban, referring to the fact that Crimson Tide has no victory over a team that is currently in the top 20 in Death Valley, said: "We really want to comment on this game. . "What better way to make a statement than the circumstance we are on?"
Tagovailo finished 25 out of 42 and rolled the Tide in the third round with a 44-yard bump.
– I saw the opening, I ran. I just tried to shake it off first, "Tagovailo said, confirming that he had his right knee in the toe. "Once I went through the 30, I felt my leg, and then I started slowly."
Alabama in the fourth quarter earned Damien Harris one yard career.
The Tide overcame LSU 576-196, and the 29-13 edge was the first moment. Alabama has finished stopping by intercepting LSU controller Joe Burrow in the final zone in three minutes.
Even though he did not appear for the first time in the season, Alabama's crime dominated the first half when Crimson Tide jumped 16-0. The LSU was only 67 meters in 29 games – including a minus 1-yard rush – while Alabama had 325 yards and 18 first descent to the LSU five.
Tagovailo was the most important, cleverly sliding in his pocket to avoid pressure and fill 20-of-31 pass for 205 yards and two points in the first half. The touchdown was a 15-yard slope at Henry Ruggs III with Alabama's second set and a 25-yard roll at the narrow end of Irv Smith Jr..
Joseph Bulovas, who missed an extra point after the first game, gained a 23-yard field after Alabama left 12 at LSU.
Tagovailo received a shotgun shot near his right knee for security against Grant Delps, but after playing a game he returned to the game. Delps was later asked to hit hard on Ruggs on the goal line but accelerated the targeting call after a replay.
The LSU was covered in the press, but Alabama took advantage of the ball on the edge. Damien Harris scored 61 yards in nine first half.
– With AP