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LSU beat Alabama 32-31 in an instant classic

LSU beat Alabama 32-31 in an instant classic

BATON ROUGE, La. (WIAT) — University of Alabama football traveled to Death Valley to take on the LSU Tigers on Saturday, only for the Crimson Tide to lose 32-31 in overtime.

Alabama fell to 7-2, while LSU improved to 7-2. Bryce Young finished 25-51 with 328 yards and a touchdown. Jahmir Gibbs led the rushing attack with 99 yards on 15 carries. Jacory Brooks led Bama in receiving with 97 yards and seven catches.

Here’s what we learned:

What’s going on with the Bama offense?

  • Bama drove down the field on its first drive of the game and Bryce Young threw a poor ball that resulted in an interception. Then, the Crimson Tide went three-and-out on three consecutive possessions. In the first half, Bama had the ball in the red zone three times and came up with two field goals. But, when they needed it most, Young and the offense came down the field and scored points when they needed to, including forcing the game into overtime in the fourth quarter.

LSU made Alabama pay for their mistakes

  • On the final drive of the game, Bama had chances to take LSU off the field and failed. Bama stuffed Josh Williams on third-down, but Williams wanted it more and with his determination and effort he was able to get a crucial first down for the Tigers. That play continued the drive and Jayden Daniels connected with Mason Taylor to give the Tigers the lead with 1:47 left.

Jacory Brooks is the man at wide receiver for Bama

  • McClellan had the longest gain through the air when he caught a pass and went 65 yards. But, Jacory Brooks leads the team in receiving yards and is the main guy Young looks to when they need a drive.
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No. 12 Alabama hits the road again to take on Ole Miss, with kickoff scheduled for 2:30 p.m.

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