TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama’s offense was awakened on another level during Saturday night’s 42-28 win, thanks in large part to Jalen Milroe’s record-breaking performance.

In the most important game of the season thus far, Milroe rushed for 4 touchdowns and 155 yards. In doing so, he became the first quarterback in Crimson Tide history to score four rushing touchdowns in a single game.

Locked in a tight contest throughout the first half, Alabama took advantage of an interception by Terrion Arnold to shut down LSU’s momentum and score the final touchdown of the game – this time a 10-yard rush from Jase McClellan.

The win likely secures the SEC West – and a spot in the SEC Championship game – for Alabama. In order to fall out of the lead in the division, Alabama would have to lose to both Kentucky and Auburn, and Ole Miss would have to beat Georgia.

En route to their win over the Tigers, they also managed to break their recent scoring struggles at the beginning of the game. Alabama’s touchdown with 7:14 remaining in the opening quarter was their earliest touchdown (not including the MTSU game) since they scored with 4:48 remaining in the first against Mississippi State.


Daniels puts up a game of his own

The win didn’t come easily however, as LSU’s Jayden Daniels put forth an epic performance of his own until leaving the game early in the fourth due to concussion protocol. Daniels gave the Alabama defense fits on the ground.

“Obviously a great quarterback who is hard to contain,” Saban said of the Tigers’ quarterback after the win.

Daniels ran for 163 yards and a touchdown and also added two more through the air.


Second-half defense continues to dominate

Despite allowing 21 points – including a touchdown with one minute remaining in the half – Alabama’s defense has continued to shut down teams when it matters the most. LSU scored just 7 points in the second half, which came on the opening drive out of the locker room.

Against Tennessee, they let up 0 points in the second half.


Next Up

Alabama will travel to Lexington to take on the Kentucky Wildcats on Nov. 11. Kick is set for 11 a.m. CT.


Nicholas Pursley is the Sports Director at WVUA-FM and covers Alabama football. You can follow him on X @nicholaspursley.