LSU came up hyped up, and their defense hasn’t let off yet. The Tide offense has been mostly stymied by a relentless blitz around the edges, disrupting Lane Kiffin’s usual lateral strategy. On top of that, Alabama’s average starting field position has been on the 13 yard line, as opposed to LSU on the 34. Thankfully, a halftime kickoff should finally reset the field.
Fortunately, aside from another #YOLO ball caught over Marlon Humphrey, the Tide defense has played tremendously.
Jalen Hurts is currently 5/13 for 27 yards and an ugly interception. He also leads the team with 5 carries for 42 yards. Damien Harris has 7 for 33 while Bo Scarbrough has looked like a monster on all of two carries for 17 yards.
On the other hand, Danny Etling is at 7/13 for 64 yards (though 41 came on that aforementioned #YOLO), while Leonard Fournette is at his usual stat line against Bama: 12 carries for 22 yards, or 1.8 yards per carry.
Lets hope Lane Kiffin adjusts his game plan in the second half and the Tide defense continues to hold back the constant pounding from Fournette.