Tagovailoa's touchdown run was for 44 yards and helped seal Bama's first win over a team that was currently ranked in the top 20. The quarterback completed 29 of his 42 passes for 295 yards, helping the Tide score in every quarter of the night. There was a scary moment after his long touchdown run where Tagovailoa limped in to the medical tent, but was only there briefly, and was healthy enough to return for the next series.
The Crimson Tide forced punts on the Tigers' first nine possessions of the game, as that streak ended early on in the fourth quarter. In that series, the Tigers drove down to the Alabama 15-yard line, only to miss a field goal in their best scoring opportunity of the night. That came with 10:45 to play, while quarterback Joe Burrow finished 18-of-35 for 184 yards, but was sacked five times in the loss. He did not turn the ball over until late, when linebacker Mack Wilson intercepted his pass to put a bow on another Alabama victory.
The defensive line led the Tide's defensive approach, with nose guard Quinnen Williams recording 2.5 sacks, while Anfernee Jennings and Christian Miller had one apiece. That helped the Tide out-gain the Tigers handily, 576-196, in what was their eighth straight win over LSU.
The Crimson Tide do have another test on their home field when they play host to No. 21 Mississippi State next week. Meanwhile, the Tigers move on to visit Arkansas.