By (Tyler Waldrep) Alabama defeated LSU 10-0 on Saturday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Highlights:Minkah Fitzpatrick started the game at safety in place of Eddie Jackson. Tony Brown replaced him at the star position in Alabama’s nickel defensive package. Despite the change in the secondary the Crimson Tide held LSU to only 92 passing yards and Fitzpatrick hauled in an interception in the fourth quarter. Alabama was held scoreless in the first half for the first time since Sept. 29, 2007 (126 games) when the Crimson Tide lost 21-14 to Florida State.LSU quarterback Danny Etling attempted to carry the ball or pass seven times in the Tigers first two drives. Alabama’s defense recorded sacks on three of those plays. JK Scott punted five times for a total of 258 yards (good for an average of 51.6 yards per punt). He also beat his previous season-long of 63 yards with a 66-yard punt in the second quarter.Alabama coach Nick Saban at the half: “We have to do a better job on offense. We’ve had too much inconsistency. We have to run the ball a little bit better and we haven’t been very effectively in the passing game at all. We just have to do more things well. Defensively, I don’t know that we can put that much pressure on us that many times. We just have to get a turnover and make some plays on defense as well.”The game was scoreless until Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts scrambled 21 yards for a touchdown with 13:08 to play. Alabama’s defense controlled the ball over 13 minutes in the fourth quarter, leaving LSU’s offense on the field less than two minutes.Alabama’s defense held LSU running back Leonard Fournette to 35 yards on 17 carries. …read more

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