Alabama scratched out a win over rival LSU last night in primetime. The game was scoreless going into the fourth quarter of the game before Alabama was able to create some distance between themselves and the Tigers on a Jalen Hurts rushing touchdown.
The story of the night was defense as the Crimson Tide went on to win, 10-0.
Both defenses played brilliantly; Alabama’s was just better. They were so good, in fact, that the entire defensive unit was name the Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week. Unusual, but not undeserved. It was the first time since Virginia Tech in September of 2005 that an entire defensive unit earned the honor.
The Tide allowed fewer than 100 yards passing on the day and only 33 yards rushing. LSU running back Leonard Fournette, who was considered the Tigers key to success entering the contest, ran for only 35 yards on 17 carries.
With a showing as strong as this, it makes it nearly impossible to make the argument that Alabama isn’t the best team in the country. While the defense gave up 43 points to Ole Miss earlier in the year, they’ve allowed more than two touchdowns only one other time the entire season and have pitched two shutouts.
The Crimson Tide only have Auburn remaining on their schedule as an actual threat and expect handle that game with similar control.
This weekend, Alabama hosts Mississippi State.
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