The Alabama Crimson Tide improve to 5-0 this season after defeating Louisiana-Lafayette 56-14.
The first touchdown of the afternoon came on a nine yard carry from Josh Jacobs. Two minutes later, Tua Tagovailoa doubled the lead throwing a pass to sophomore Henry Ruggs III.
Freshman Jaylen Waddle returned his first punt for a touchdown, juking several defenders and following a huge block by fellow freshman Jaylen Moody, putting Alabama up 21-0 just seven minutes in to the game.
Jacobs added a second touchdown in the quarter, bringing his season total to five.
Late in the first quarter, Jalen Hurts entered the game, officially ending the debate over his redshirt status.
Hurts received a stadium wide ovation, and then threw a 54 yard touchdown pass to Ruggs III. Sophomore Najee Harris ran in his fourth touchdown of the season, giving the Crimson Tide a 42-0 lead.
The defense recorded two takeaways, junior Trevon Diggs intercepted the final play of the first half, and freshman Xavier McKinney intercepted a pass down the right side in the third quarter.
Waddle added to his big game with a pair of touchdown receptions, the first on a 20 yard pass from Tagovailoa, and the second on a 94 yard play off a pass from freshman quarterback Mac Jones.
Redshirt Freshman Joseph Bulovas missed both field goal attempts, but went 8/8 on extra point tries.
After falling behind 56-0 the Ragin’ Cajuns managed to score twice in the fourth quarter. Sophomore Trey Ragas scored from one yard out, and junior wide receiver Ja’Marcus Bradley caught an 18 yard pass from senior Andre Nunez.
The Crimson Tide play their next game at Arkansas (1-4) on Oct. 6, 11:00 a.m.
(Photo courtesy of Hannah Saad and The Crimson White)