Alabama Football: Tide’s report card from win vs. LSU

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How did Alabama football do vs. the LSU Tigers?

Alabama football wanted revenge on the LSU Tigers this Saturday. After a bad loss at home in 2019, upperclassmen chose to return so they could end their season on a better note. The Crimson Tide still have work to do, but this was a great step.

As always, it is time to grade Alabama in their win from the weekend. They aced the test as a whole, but not everything went well. LSU scored 17 points, and mistakes were made defensively. The offense should be proud, but Alabama also had some penalties and turnovers.

With all that in mind, let’s grade Alabama football by position group after they get revenge on the reigning national champions.

Tight Ends: B+

Alabama’s offense was show-stopping to start the season. However, we knew all year that the one way they could get better is if they found more from their tight ends. We expected Miller Forristall to improve, and he has. That being said, Jahleel Billingsley is turning into a star for Alabama football.

Billingsley had a key fourth-down catch, and he immediately followed it up with a touchdown reception. He was more open than O.J. Howard in the 2015 game vs. Clemson. Teams have to start respecting Billingsley as a receiver, and that will make it easier for everyone else on offense.

As always, Alabama’s blocking tight ends played well. That has been a given for the 2020 Alabama football season. Forristall has been both a receiving and blocking tight end, but he has blocked more since the emergence of Billingsley.