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Alabama football earns its revenge over LSU and made history in the series

Nick Saban on sideline versus LSU in 2020
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The #NoMercy and sharing everything LSU did on social media from last year’s game work.

On Saturday, Nick Saban and Alabama executed its plan of domination– earning a 55-17 win at Tiger Stadium.

Offensively, the trio of Mac Jones, Najee Harris and DeVonta Smith were outstanding. Jones continues to add to his Heisman campaign, as he totaled 385 passing yards and four touchdowns.

Harris collected his fourth 100-yard rushing performance, collecting 145 yards with three scores on 21 carries. Smith, a native of Amite, La., terrorized the Tigers’ secondary again.

RELATED: DeVonta Smith continues dominance over LSU in first half

He carried a game-high eight catches for 231 receiving yards and three touchdowns.

Despite allowing some big run plays, the Crimson Tide forced five pass breakups and two fumbles.

William Anderson, a true freshman, led the defense with two sacks. The duo of Josh Jobe and Christian Barmore each had one sack, while Christian Harris and Joshua McMillon each shared a sack. Alabama also turned in seven tackles for loss and two quarterback hurries.

On top of embarrassing the Tigers at home, Alabama made history in its series against LSU.

Since the rivalry started in 1895, LSU has never allowed a 50-point game to the Tide.

Not only did Alabama drop 50+ points, but it also totaled 650 yards offensively.

When it comes to the most impressive part of Alabama’s victory, it won without four assistant coaches. The Tide was down Sal Sunseri (outside linebackers), Freddie Roach (defensive line), Holman Wiggins (wide receivers) and Karl Scott (cornerbacks).

Despite this, Alabama did not miss a beat.

During the week of the game, Saban did not talk much about revenge. However, the 69-year-old served his best dish of shade toward the Tigers in his postgame interview.

” [LSU] beat us last year … they probably have some confidence that they can play well against Alabama, so we’re going to have to change the way they think when it comes to that as well.” – Saban after the 38-point blowout win over LSU.

RELATED: How Alabama players reacted after defeating LSU 55-17

Coach Saban and Alabama sent its message to LSU and the College Football Playoff committee.

It is going to be hard for anyone to slow the Tide down. Alabama is now 9-0 on the season and clinched its ticket to represent the SEC Western Division in the SEC Championship Game versus Florida on Saturday, Dec. 19.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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