Alabama Football: Studs and duds for Alabama vs. LSU Tigers

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Alabama football’s studs and duds vs. LSU

Stud: Jahleel Billingsley

Billingsley has seen his role in the passing game increase, and his success has correlated with improvement from the Alabama offense. Alabama has weapons all over the field, but they had one glaring offensive weakness. Miller Forristall is a quality tight end, but Alabama football was missing the athletic tight end that it used to have. Billingsley gives this unit a wrinkle that has been missing since Irv Smith was drafted by the Vikings.

Jahleel Billingsley keeps getting targets, and he is making the most of them. LSU disregarded him on multiple routes, and he made them pay. If defenses keep doing that, he will keep scoring. At some point, secondaries are going to have to respect his potential.

Stud: Najee Harris

Najee leads college football in rushing touchdowns, and he added to his lead this week. He scored Alabama football’s first two touchdowns as he torched the LSU defensive front. Harris was one of the upperclassmen who decided to return for their senior year after losing to LSU and Auburn. He is now 2-0 in revenge games and has 4 combined touchdowns against those two teams.

Harris is on pace to win the Doak Walker award, and he will likely be the first running back drafted in the 2021 NFL Draft. He was certainly one of many studs for the Crimson Tide against LSU.