After falling behind 28-21 early in the second half, Alabama Football shut down the LSU offense and ran away from the Tigers for a decisive 42-28 victory. With the win, Alabama improves to 8-1 overall and 6-0 in the SEC, giving itself some cushion in the SEC West race.
After getting torched to the tune of 393 yards on 9.6 yards per play through LSU’s first six drives, Kevin Steele and the Alabama defense did it again.
For whatever reason, the Bama defense is reliably unable to play two elite halves of football. In this game, against the nation’s best offense, the ugly start was excusable.
Jayden Daniels, Malik Nabers, and the LSU offense did whatever they wanted for much of the first half. However, Steele’s halftime adjustments were near-flawless, and the Bama defense began to look like a totally different unit.
After giving up one more touchdown drive to start the second half, Alabama blanked the LSU offense, much like it did to Tennessee last week as well as Ole Miss and Texas A&M previously.
Many have noted that Alabama has given up just 13 total second half points in those four SEC games.
LSU’s first six possessions included four touchdown drives of 71 yards or more. After the Tigers took a 28-21 third quarter lead, they gained just 70 total yards for the rest of the game and never threatened to score again.