No matter which way the game is shaped, it’s far from the performance Alabama wanted to have coming off its bye week.
Inconsistencies have killed the team numerous times this season, and they reared their heads on the offensive side of the ball especially on Saturday against LSU.
Coming into the game the Crimson Tide were 28.5 point favorites, but its offense was far from able to reach that spread. The Crimson Tide was no match for the Tigers front, as the offensive line was dominated all night long hurting itself in both the run and pass game.
The Crimson Tide was held to just six rushing yards on the night and quarterback Bryce Young was sacked four times throughout the night.
But behind a herculean performance from Alabama’s defense, it was able to barely get past LSU with a win.
The Tigers were held to just seven second-half points and 295 total on the night. Outside linebacker Will Anderson was a menace off the edge as he recorded 12 tackles, 1.5 sacks and four tackles for loss.
But it was the two key fourth-down stops on the Tigers last two offensive drives which propelled the Crimson Tide to its eighth win of the season.
Every win will be celebrated no matter what, but the overall performance proves that the team still has a ways to go.
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Patrick Dowd is a Reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via Pat_Dowd77