Alabama Football: 5 takeaways from Tide’s win vs. LSU

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What did we learn from Alabama football beating LSU?

They had to wait over a year, but Alabama football finally got its revenge against the LSU Tigers. They did so in a dominant fashion with a strong offensive performance. The defense made some mistakes, but the team rallied in this game to destroy the Tigers on their own field.

When LSU beat the Crimson Tide last year, we learned a lot about the team. The defense was exposed, but DeVonta Smith proved once again that he is one of the best receivers in college football. We learned more about the Tigers and the Tide as the season progressed, but this one game was what started both teams’ trajectories in 2019.

While this game was not expected to be close, there was still plenty to learn. How would Alabama respond after last year’s loss? Here are the top takeaways from the Tide’s dominating win vs. the Tigers.

5. There is still work to do defensively

Heading into 2020, we had no concerns about the Alabama offense. The offensive line is stellar, Najee Harris is a beast and Alabama has the best receiving corps in college football. The main questions surrounded the defense. With so many young faces in the secondary and on the defensive line, how would this group look?

They have taken steps in the right direction so far this year. Malachi Moore has proven to be the future of the Alabama secondary, and Will Anderson has gotten sacks in the last two games. That being said, there is still room to grow. The running game had a few big plays in the first half, and there were some blown coverages. That won’t work when Alabama plays Florida in the SEC Championship.