Bama, Milroe play ‘complete game’ to beat LSU
Alex Scarborough, ESPN
- Staff WriterNov 5, 2023, 12:42 AM ET Close Covers the SEC.Joined ESPN
- in 2012.
- Graduate of Auburn University.TUSCALOOSA, Ala.– Alabama coach Nick Saban called Saturday’s 42-28 win over LSU”most likely as near a complete game as we played all year. “And Saban stated they required it, too, coming back from deficits in both halves.The Crimson Tide offense, which struggled to find its footing at various points this season, was
stabilized with 218 passing backyards and 288 lawns rushing. Quarterback Jalen Milroe set a school record with 4 rushing touchdowns.The defense, meanwhile, had an interception, 6 pass breakups and enabled only 7 points in the second half, consisting of pitching a nothing in the 4th quarter.Not bad for a group that was reeling after a Week 2 loss in the house to Texas, falling from third to 10th in the Associated Press poll.Editor’s Picks
Since then, Alabama has won seven straight games, consisting of back-to-back wins over rivals Tennessee and LSU– the two teams it lost to last season.
“So truly an excellent win for us,” Saban said. “And this team has actually developed a chance where now they have actually got to make a choice. We’ve had two huge games in a row here and still got 2 SEC games left and another game. So you’re going to choose about functioning … in the future since we can create a chance for our self and possibly win the West and maybe get in the SEC national championship and who understands what takes place from there.”
Alabama, which improved to 6-0 in SEC play, sits atop the West department and seems on a collision course with No. 1 Georgia in the championship game in Atlanta.But first the
Tide must go to Kentucky next Saturday, host Chattanooga the following week and wrap up the regular season on the road at Auburn.The great news for
their playoff hopes? None of those three groups are ranked.Like the rest of his team, Milroe called himself a work in progress after a career performance against LSU. Saban credited his quarterback’s progress this season reading the defense and finding the open man. And when things do fail, Saban said Milroe has actually done a great task of turning his attention to the next play, producing more consistency.The redshirt sophomore from Texas not only ran for 155 yards against LSU, he likewise tossed for 219 lawns and
no interceptions also. By doing so, Milroe may have elevated himself into the Heisman Trophy discussion. However he shied away from tossing his hat in the ring for college football’s most distinguished award.” I’m concentrated on trying to get better,”he stated.” I’m not … where I wish to be at and there’s some things I require to improve on.
So I’m not actually simply trying to be the best teammate I can be learning, discovering and growing. Due to the fact that like I said, I’m not a completed item … and some things I require to repair from this game. “Milroe did take a moment in his news conference to acknowledge the play of LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels. A Heisman preferred coming into the game, Daniels tossed for 219 backyards, two goals and an interception. He also ran for 163 lawns and a score.The senior was knocked out of the game in the fourth quarter with an evident head injury and did not return.”He’s a terrific quarterback, doing an excellent job with the LSU offense,
“Milroe stated of Daniels.” And from me to him– guy, keep growing and you’re a fantastic quarterback.